THE BEST MEAL you’ve ever had isn’t about flavours or seasonings, textures or tastes. Meals that dominate your memories are inevitably about stories: the lasagne your grandma used to make for Sunday lunch; the dinner at which your sweetheart proposed; the time you drank so much you don’t even remember the food, but it sure was a good time.
One thing that the Press Room Group (PRG) has always been good at is translating stories into restaurants. Most of their venues thus far have subscribed to a loose journalism theme: the flagship Press Room, the new News Room, the casual Classified. There’s The Pawn, which comes with its own tale of rescue and rejuvenation, transformed from down-at-heel pawn-shop to queen-bee eatery. And now there’s The Principal, the group’s luxe-cuisine debut.