What i particularly like about this double page spread is the that not all the columns are used and that there is a lot of space. It looks really modern and stylish, the same message i want to get across. The aspect i will be taking from this is the way the image is set in 5 out of the 6 column grid she's possibly used. I was thinking more along the lines of a 4 column grid and using 2 columns for the image.
This is another favourite page of mine, even though there is a lot of text, it is used in a controlled way and still works because of the white space. This is something i will have to consider as a menu generally has a lot of content. Again not all the columns are used, i love the asymmetrical look, just adds more interest.
This is another favourite of mine, i like the simplicity of it i am also swayed this way to the shape and size of the menu. As before i had it in a traditional tall and thin menu, however this made it hard to include most of the content and quietly frankly just looked naff.
Therefore i'm thinking the bigger the menu the better i will be able to get the space i need etc.