Ensue was designed by Chris Shao (Chris Shao Studios, New York), blending elements of Chinese luxury with the natural beauty of Napa Valley. The dining area of Ensue is conceptualized to evoke a feeling of the California mountains at twilight. The beating heart of the restaurant, the kitchen, also was designed to feature windows with abundant sunlight, so that the entire culinary process, like the food itself, is abundantly creative, etherial, and inspired.