Although the food does the work, Kevin Allwood, and those he invites into the KA SPACE, supply the vibes. If you scroll through KA websites and Instagram feeds, scouring comments from both diners and Allwood himself, two words resurface again and again: “energy” and “vibes.”
Admittedly, these days, both terms are bandied about to the point of exhaustion. However, at the KA SPACE, in Kevin Allwood’s presence, they crystallize, and become quite real.
Two KA mantras serve as guiding principles: “The vibe is the most important ingredient in the kitchen” and “Vibes speak louder than words.” When asked if and how one can control the energy within an environment, Allwood riffs quite eloquently on higher vibrations, wavelengths and resistance. But ultimately, as he acknowledges, you can’t really try to pin down vibes with words. They just are.
What’s undeniable is that good vibes and energy suffuse the food, space and universe that Kevin Allwood has created, which, for the record, he does recognize as a universe, albeit one that’s not really his.
“I think there’s a universe that exists that has that philosophy. In a way, I would love it if it comes through me because a lot of my decisions are based on that reality. And if it does, I don’t personalize it. It’s organic. It’s an awareness of a flow... Like any question -- and it doesn’t matter what the question is -- the answer is love.”