What were looking for are two main elements:
1. Wording of lil Cilantro. The font and style used should allow the title to hold its own as a logo without any
supporting pics etc. It should have a bit of class, seriousness, smart andartistic.
2. The pictures (i.e. coriander,chopsticks, baguette etc) should be designed so they look clean, clever and
smart, noticeable, but not too overpowering over the lil Cilantro text.
These two elements should form the right balance together by sending a message to our customers so they know that if they see the text only or pictures only, they'll know its us either way. And to the designers who are able to fuse the two elements to create one great design, that will definitely put you in front as a leading contender, which would separate your design from the good and the great.
Cilantro is also known as Coriander.
We would like the proposed logo to be clever and simple, to show a cilantro/coriander leaf in the logo (but open to designs that dont include the leaf), to make people think of food or baguettes/bbq grilled/soups/ noodles etc, to have the "lil" word smaller than the "Cilantro" word but would also be open to suggestions from designers where it doesnt have to be smaller.
Our restaurant fitout colour scheme would consist of dark coloured flooring (such as gray, charcoal gray), wooden finished feature wall, stainless steel and glass sections to be dominantly displayed.