Cipriani

Cipriani

Progetto: Cipriani
Categoria: Restaurant
Dove: Istanbul, Turkey
Linea: System 850
Partner: Istanbul Makpa A.S.

 
There were many factors that made the Cipriani Istanbul a challenging but very special project.
Launched in October 2022 with a capacity of 110 seats, this beautiful restaurant is the result of collaboration between two world-famous chefs: Nusret Gökçe, an innovative chef and an unstoppable entrepreneur, also known as “Salt Bae”, the meat artist and Giuseppe Cipriani, third generation member of the family that owns the homonymous brand of luxurious Italian restaurants all over the world.
The iconic Maçka Palas building, built by Italian-born architect Giulio Mongeri in 1922 hosts the 5-star Park Hyatt Istanbul which is home for both the Cipriani and Nusr-et steak house.


The requirement

  • Given the high-profile brands behind the project, the expectations of quality, functionality and efficiency in the restaurant kitchen were extremely high.
  • The location and historical significance of the building together with the structural limitations, presented many obstacles regarding access to the building and kitchen area requiring absolute precision in the development of design solutions and in the choice of equipment.
  • The customer needed two continuous cooking islands: a larger one, about 5 meters long, to be used for first and second courses, including a bain-marie, pasta cooker and gas burners. The other smaller island was used for the preparation, appetizers and side dishes; it therefore had to include fryers, gas burners and a griddle.
    In addition, ovens and refrigeration equipment were needed to complete the kitchen.

The solution

  • For such a demanding project, Ambach and Istanbul kitchen contractor Makpa A.S. were chosen. The two partners already had numerous collaborations together and were chosen for their experience and expertise, to study solutions most suitable to exceed customer’s expectations.
  • Thanks to the flexibility of the Ambach System 850 line, the integration of various gas and electrical appliances into the same cooking suite, it was possible to manage the limited electrical supply of the building.
  • To overcome the logistical difficulties, the larger cooking block was produced in two separate modules, which were then assembled on site.
  • Within three months, all the kitchen equipment was complete. Installed, commissioned and staff trained. The programme was a significant challenge which required a commendable effort from the design and build teams, particularly considering the difficulties being experienced in the global supply of materials and components.

Voi

Voi

Project: Voi
Category: Restaurant
Where: Hannover, Germany
Line: System 850
Partner: Chefs Culinar

 

Modern, Italian, urban – the VOI in Hanover is located in the heart of the city, between the opera and the main train station, between the shopping mile and the grounds of EXPO 2000, the first world exhibition in Germany.

The new hot spot at “Thielenplatz” for connoisseurs of modern Italian cuisine offers its guests a combination of traditional Italian classics and dishes from all over the world – from pasta to fine dining followed by a cocktail at the bar. On the menu, for example, are beef strips fried in fruity olive oil on avocado cream or lamb fillet from New Zealand next to octopus on sweet potato puree and truffle ravioli in butter-sage sauce.

The requirement

  •  The client’s main requirement was for a double-cooking island with maximum hygiene.
  • For the back-to-back suite, a modular but hygienic solution had to be found that did not consist of a one-piece top.
  • To deliver the wide range of dishes on the menu, a variety of powerful appliances were necessary: for searing and cooking meat, frying pasta cooking.
  • The kitchen is visible from the dining room, so the design of the cooking island should match the style of the restaurant interior.

The solution

  • The cooking block was composed of two blocks of the System 850 line.
  • Maximum hygiene is ensured by the seamless and unique “True Hygienic Connection” system, in combination with H3 base substructures: The perfect solution.
  • The double cooking island is equipped with a powerful lava stone grill, a griddle, two pasta cookers with 8 kW heating capacity each, deep fryer (High Power Version), a four-burner gas range and two induction ranges with four cooking zones each.
  • A black control panel with the control knobs in stainless steel provides the desired look.
  • For the design and construction of the kitchens, Ambach worked together with the company Chefs Culinar.

Restaurant Giorgia & Restaurant Coccodrillo

Giorgia &

Coccodrillo

Project: Big Squadra, Big Mama Group
Category: Restaurant
Where: Munich & Berlin – Germany
Line: System 850
Partner: MC Küchen & Gastronomie GmbH, Marcel Cortenraad

 

Under the name Big Squadra, the founders of the Big Mamma Group, Victor Lugger and Tigrane Seydoux, together with their team, import the hospitable atmosphere of traditional Italian trattorias, with one hundred percent homemade, authentic Italian cuisine incorporating ingredients from artisan producers all over Italy. Giorgia in Munich and The Coccodrillo in Berlin are the latest two venues to open for the group, which currently totals 19 locations throughout Europe. Each opening has it’s own style but the common characteristic of every restaurant is the extraordinary and equally spectacular décor.

On the menu are delicious dishes such as fried cicilian arancini filled with caciocavallo cheese, creamy truffle pasta Mafaldine and of course wonderfully crispy pizza, topped with San Marzano tomatoes, Nduja salami and fior di latte. However, fish and meat are also served – all completely fresh and prepared in-house.

The requirement

  • The demands on the kitchens is high: Across the group, all dishes are freshly prepared every day – to maximise production, various appliances and flexible solutions were necessary.
  • For over 200 seats and homemade dishes every day, the restaurants definitely needed very powerful and versatile equipment.
  • To manage the high volume of Tempura cooking – fried vegetables, fish, and calamari – a very high quality fryer was required.
  • The cooking islands needed to provide sufficient working tables for food preparation with a continuous one piece top, and be easy to clean

The solution

  • Ambach System 850 island suite was designed and installed with all desired appliances.
  • The one-piece top with rounded corners and H3 substructures ensure perfect hygiene is simple to achieve.
  • For tempura, the fryer was specified with an electronic control system which precisely measures temperature fluctuations – This provides exceptional cooking results, rapid response, higher productivity and less oil consumption whilst being easy to clean down after service.
  • Also in the foreground was a round coil induction range with continuously adjustable power control, electronic pan size recognition and easy accessible, protected/ventilated electronic components.
  • No Italian restaurant is complete without pasta – the cooking island was specified with duel, high-power pasta cookers. The channel at the front keeps the water in the basin when the basket is removed and the drainage pipe is made of stainless steel for long-term durability.
  • The chargrill is electric – equipped with lava stone and water bath for exceptional contact grill cooking and also features a second griddle lift device for letting the food rest.Manufactured using cast iron, low smoke grids, continuously adjustable power control, tilting heating elements and large – water fillable – fat collecting pan.
  • Aesthetics were also carefully considered as the kitchen can be viewed from the restaurant and therefore needed to in keeping with the remarkable interior detailing.

NOBU HOTEL PORTMAN SQUARE

NOBU HOTEL
LONDON
PORTMAN SQUARE

Project: Nobu Hotel London Portman Square  
Category: Restaurant & Hotel
Where: London – UK
Line: System 850 
Partner: Design Consultant – Graham Barrie Design.
Kitchen Contractor – Berkeley Projects Ltd  

Located in the chic Marylebone district of central London, Nobu Hotel, London Portman Square is the most recent European opening for the iconic global brand synonymous with luxury and elegance.
The hotel has 249 contemporary rooms and suites whilst the exceptional menus, pioneered by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, are offered from a choice of venues including the Nobu Restaurant, Bar, Terrace and Lounge.

The requirement

  • The kitchen is located on the first floor and had to achieve the international ‘brand’ standard that distinguishes Nobu restaurants around the world.
  • To meet the demanding requirements of the kitchens, the equipment had to be robust, high performance and flexible to respond to the range of menus offered throughout the venue.
  • There are 200 seats in the restaurant, 70 in the bar and terrace and a further 80 seats available in The Lounge.
  • Various limitations imposed by the available space and services in the kitchen necessitated customised configuration of suited gas and electric equipment.
  • In addition, the kitchen pass is open and therefore aesthetics were an important element of the proposal, in line with the elegance and design of the restaurant.

The solution

  • The Ambach System 850 line was the right choice to best satisfy Nobu’s requirements.  Modularity, performance and ease of cleaning thanks to the hygienic joining system, full H3 bases and the cooking suites designed to seamlessly incorporate the structural limits of the building.
  • The solution included:
    • Main kitchen: open burners, grill, oven, fryers, pasta cooker, grill, plancha and salamander
    • Satellite kitchen: open burners, oven, fryer, plancha and salamander
    • Suited banqueting equipment: tilting gas bratt pans, static gas kettles, open burners, gas fryers, grill and plancha
  • Ambach worked in partnership with design consultant Graham Barrie and the project management team at Berkeley Projects, ensuring the project was delivered on schedule and within budget.
  • “Ambach supplies a wide range of gas and electric equipment suitable for both banquet kitchens and those offering a la carte catering.  System 850 was the perfect choice for Portman Square. They supported me in all phases of the project and the end result is fantastic and represents excellent value for money”, says Graham Barrie – Graham Barrie Design.
  • “Ambach offer an unmatched quality of finish and an ideal combination of functionality and elegance which made the installation a pleasure” adds Oliver Tuff from Berkeley Projects Ltd. “Nothing was too much trouble for Toby Magness and his aftersales team”.
  • “Ambach equipment is versatile, robust and simple to use; we have full control of the kitchen and they are also easy to clean, ”says Michael Paul – Executive Chef, Nobu Hotel, London Portman Square.

 

www.grahambarriedesign.com
www.berkeleyprojects.co.uk
https://london-portman.nobuhotels.com/

U TLUSTÝCH

U TLUSTÝCH

Project: U Tlustých 
Category: Restaurant
Where: Lednice – Valtice – Czech Republic
Line: System 850
Partner: Goz Gastro s.r.o.

Various historic buildings, parks and gardens make up the nature-culture complex of Lednice-Valtice that is one of the largest UNESCO World Heritage sites in Europe.  U Tlustých is a well-known restaurant in Lednice, only a few steps away from “Chateau Lednice“, in the beautiful wine growing region South Moravia, Czech Republic.   The restaurant, which opened in 2009, offers typical regional dishes as well as specialties of European cuisine.

The Requirement

  • The Tlustý family, owners of the restaurant, decided to renovate the kitchen to be more functional and efficient in order to guarantee a high level of quality that underpins the restaurant’s reputation.
  • Average meals: 400-600 per day with peaks of 800 during peak hours.
  • The old kitchen was squeezed into a very small space, equipped with appliances and tabling from various different manufactures without any operational criteria.
  • Electric power and storage space was limited.


The solution

  • Goz Gatro s.r.o. assisted the restaurant owners in finding the solution that best suited the needs of the restaurant. The choice fell on the Ambach System 850 line.
  • A combination of Electric and gas appliances were incorporated into the design – deep fryer, gas range with two cooking zones, electric pasta cooker, bain-marie and multi bratt-pan.
  • Various open bases were incorporated into the island for storing for plates & pots and spreader tables were suited to maximise the work-top areas.  Water columns were integrated into the potrack to free-up additional space.
  • Kitchen design and specification took a total of two months, while the kitchen installation took just a day!
  • The work team:
    • Goz Gastro under the management of Pavel Doležal, responsible for production
    • Marek Horák and Aleš Hrad: technical office
    • Arch Anna Fajkus – design

HOTEL GASTHOF STEINEGGER

HOTEL GASTHOF STEINEGGER

Project: Hotel – Gasthof Steinegger 
Category: Hotel & Restaurant
Where: Appiano – South Tirol – Italy
Line: System 850 & System 900
Partner: Niederbacher 

The hotel – Gasthof Steinegger *** is an ideal destination for a totally relaxing holiday and is in the perfect position to explore the beautiful, natural surroundings of the local countryside.   Located in Appiano on the Wine Road, one of the most important wine area in South Tyrol, it offers an exclusive panorama from the terracing at an altitude of 600 meters.

The hotel – Gasthof Steinegger *** is much more than a hotel. The owneing family Eisenstecken delights guests with typical dishes of South Tyrolean cuisine combined with a wide choice of appetizers from Italian culinary culture.  The delicacies are offered inside the restaurant and on the panoramic terrace, in the “Bauernstube” and finally in the shade of the portico during the summer months.

The requirement

  • The property needed to renovate and expand the old kitchen with more innovative and high performance equipment.
  • The union between the old building and the new structure was particularly sensitive and needed to be designed and executed with particular care.
  • A custom designed kitchen was therefore necessary to accommodate the numerous structural constraints of the project.


The solution

  • The customer selected Niederbacher as the kitchen design and build contractor and Ambach as the catering equipment manufacturer. The company’s detailed design proposals and use of technology immediately convinced the Eisenstecken family.
  • A cooking suite from the System 850 modular line was chosen, equipped with both electric and appliances.
  • The main island is equipped with induction hobs, pasta cookers and solid tops from the System 900 line, featuring larger cooking surfaces. The pasta cooker was specially designed to incorporate a Sous-vide setting to offer an alternative cooking method.
  • Thanks to greater flexibility and the high performance guaranteed by Ambach, the new kitchen can now serve up to 400 meals a day, 250 seats and 90 hotel guests.
  • The electrical equipment has been connected via an energy optimization system that can offer potential savings of up to 30% in energy use.
  • Whilst the entire renovation project lasted a year, the installation of the cooking system took place quickly and smoothly over a period of just 10 days! Following the commissioning and handover process, the experts at Niederbacher undertook the training of the chef team the prior to the reopening.
  • The consultant team included Hannes Hofer (Niederbacher) and the designer Markus Sölva (Niederbacher).

Millenium Hilton Bangkok Flow

MILLENNIUM HILTON BANGKOK – FLOW

Project: Millennium Hilton Bangkok – Flow 
Category: Restaurant
Where: Bangkok – Thailand
Line: System 850
Partner: Allied Metals (Thailand) Co., Ltd 

FLOW is the main restaurant of the Millennium Hilton Bangkok; open all day from breakfast to dinner.
It offers refined dishes resulting from the skilful mix of Southeast Asian flavours – Blazing wok dishes, simple sliced sushi and Mediterranean delicacies, all whilst overlooking the tranquil waters of Chao Phraya. 

The requirement

  • The decor of the hotel and restaurant looked rather dated and had In fact remained unchanged since the opening in 2006.
  • The buffet area was poorly equipped with refrigeration and food storage and the open kitchens were completely inadequate for modern service and the varied food offer.
  • The use of the terrace overlooking Chao Phraya was limited as it lacked adequate sheltered areas to protect guests during the rainy season.
  • It was therefore necessary to re-design and re-configure the restaurants both back and front of house. In detail, the objectives were:
    • optimize the layout and use of the buffet
    • move the bar area
    • increase the number of seats inside the restaurant
    • increase the number of seats on the terrace area utilising a special cover
    • renew the main cooking island
    • renew and increase the capacity of refrigeration.

The solution

  • The dining area has been renovated with flexibility in mind and incorporating a smart, modern design to make it more appealing to guests and practical for the dining room staff.
  • The new concept revolves around the offer of a unique and authentic dining experience in a dynamic setting, where you can choose between à la carte and buffet menus. Everything has been designed using natural materials and surface coatings that are both hardwearing and easy to maintain.
  • The open kitchen is the heart of the new restaurant and Ambach System 850 was selected. The modular approach of the System 850 line proved to be the best choice, allowing for delivery of the suite in two separate parts and assembled on site, incorporating a pasta cooker, griddle, bain marie and fryers, perfect for cooking both Western and Asian dishes.
  • The suite needed to be capable of meeting the increased demand as outlined in the brief.  The interior space was set out to accommodate a greater number of seats (260) and the outdoor area has also been better exploited through the installation of an arbour that can accommodate up to 160 seats and a maximum of 300 guests for events.
  • The buffet consists of 4 areas separated into hot and cold areas.  Air curtains help to define these zones and keep the dishes at the optimum temperature using forced air. The hot dishes are freshly prepared utilising wok stations and tandoori ovens for Thai cuisine.
  • The project was six months in design (September 2019 – February 2020) and took nine months to execute, finally reopening in December 2020.

 

UAB ASGAARD PROPERTY

UAB ASGAARD PROPERTY

Project: UAB Asgaard Property
Category: Restaurant
Where: Vilnius “Senatoriu Pasazas“ – Lithuania
Line: System 700
Partner: Metos UAB

UAB Asgaard Property is a real estate company founded in Vilnius with more than thirty years experience in designing, constructing and investing in modern, multi-use properties including business parks, offices and restaurants.  Their recent collaboration with The Farmers Circle in opening two exciting new restaurant venues lead to some challenging design requirements.

Farmers Circle is a 600 hectare organic farm in the nearby Ukmerge district offering events, conference and experiences has a holistic “farm to fork philosophy” with nature and sustainability as its core values.This was to be sympathetically incorporated into the restaurant concepts – 14 Horses and Nineteen18 in Vilnius Old Town.

The brief

  • A total of three kitchens were needed in addition to the bar area.  Ground floor prep kitchen, fine dining kitchen serving “14 Horses” on the first floor and finishing kitchen for the “Nineteen18” restaurant located on the second floor.
  • The limited kitchen spaces with irregular walls and corners required carefully considered, custom-made fabrication.
  • The cooking islands had to include drop-in appliances that exactly met the customer’s needs and requests, in terms of function and position.


The solution

  • For both restaurants, the customer chose the compact and high performance Ambach System 700 product line, while the suite in the ground floor preparation kitchen was designed with Metos equipment, individually constructed on site due to the difficult stairs and narrow passages.
  • Due to the same restrictions, the Ambach kitchens were also delivered in individual modules and welded on site by ambach technicians.
  • In addition to the Ambach cooking appliances, Metos supplied combination ovens and salamander grills, along with two cold plates positioned above refrigerated tables.
  • The design of the kitchen layout began in mid-2019 with supply in May 2020 (works inevitably delayed due to COVID).  The complex installation was completed in two months, opening as scheduled in August 2020.
  • The installation of the equipment was carried out by Metos engineers under the close guidance of the Ambach aftersales team. Training on the correct use of the appliances was also followed by the Metos corporate chef.
  • The customer was impressed throughout the planning and installation phases of this complex project and totally satisfied with the quality of the end result throughout.

ADLER LODGE RITTER

ADLER LODGE RITTEN

Project: Adler Lodge Ritten
Category: Hotel & Restaurant
Where: Renon – South Tirol – Italy
Line: System 850
Partner: Niederbacher & Prostahl

Adler Lodge Ritten is located in the enchanted landscape of Renon, in South Tyrol, which has always been a place of refuge for those in search of tranquillity and relaxation.

The structure consists of twenty chalets located on the edge of the forest, around the central body or the pond, and twenty junior suites, located on two side wings, with spectacular views that extend up to the mountains of the Dolomites. Everywhere, sustainable natural materials and furnishings create a continuum between inside and outside for maximum guest comfort.

The Adler Lodge Ritten is also a haven for the palate. The chef Hannes Pignater and his team only use high quality local products to transform them into a unique blend of Mediterranean tradition and Alpine menu.

The brief

  • The restaurant of the Adler Lodge Ritten offers space for around 100 people. The kitchen is available all day: from the rich breakfast buffet with homemade specialties to lunch on the terrace and dinner with gourmet dishes that are served “under the stars”.
  • For the new open kitchen, the collaboration with an interior designer was essential to achieve a perfect integration between the cooking block and the restaurant areas.
  • A crane was required to transport and position the cooking island in the kitchen.


The solution

  • Head chef Pignater, who already worked at the ADLER Lodge ALPE (Alpe di Siusi), was very familiar with the Ambach quality and the excellent service of the South Tyrolean company Niederbacher.
  • Pignater has again confirmed the choice of Ambach for the Adler Lodge Ritten. In particular, together with Niederbacher & Prostahl, a tailor-made open kitchen from the System 850 line was realized in a special version with base units in hygiene standard H3 and tailor-made tabletops in black granite.
  • The result combines perfect quality, functionality, performance and design.
  • The project lasted from May 2018 to June 2019. Niederbacher supervised the execution of the work, including assembly and support. Responsible for the implementation of the project: Felix Andergassen from Niederbacher.

Sam Riverside

SAM’S RIVERSIDE

Project: Sam’s Riverside
Category: Restaurant
Where: Hammersmith – London – UK
Line: System 850
Partner: Nelson Commercial Kitchens

Overlooking the Thames with views of Hammersmith Bridge, Sam’s Riverside has been one of the ‘places to be’ in London since opening in October 2019.  Owner Sam Harrison has previously enjoyed success in Chiswick and Balham before his latest venture at the recently revitalized Riverside Studios.  The brasserie hosts 90 seats in a modern dining room and offers a separate private function space, a comfortable lounge bar for pre-show drinks or light plates with a splendid al-fresco terrace overlooking the river that can accommodate a further 50 guests. 

The brief

  • The brasserie was to offer all-day dining so needed to provide a wide and varied menu, making high-performance equipment suitable for intense use a necessity.
  • The kitchen was also visible from the dining room, so it was essential that the suite was both beautiful to look at and simple to clean, guaranteeing an impeccable appearance.


The solution

  • Nelson Commercial Kitchens had previously collaborated with proprietor Sam Harrison for the construction of other restaurants and had a great understanding of his needs and objectives. 
  • In partnership with the Ambach design team, Nelson developed the customer brief from the initial proposal to the final installation, taking care of every detail. Together they specified the Ambach System 850 line, perfect for brasseries thanks to its wide range of high-performance gas and electric equipment.
  • System 850 was undoubtedly the most suitable choice also in terms of flexibility, modularity and attention to detail.
  • Chef Harvey Trollope collaborated with the culinary director Rowley Leigh in the creation of a modern European-inspired menu, but also influenced the overall kitchen design and equipment.
  • Utilising the bespoke electrical MCB and the gas manifold, the installation of the kitchen was straightforward, despite the fact that the suite was over 4m in length and nearly 2m deep.
  • Nelson Commercial Kitchens specialist team undertook the connections to all services and carried out rigorous safety checks before handing over the completed kitchen.
  • Overall the suite is 4.2 meters long and includes a total of 14 gas and electric appliances, open bases (GN) and a specially designed drop-down element to incorporate two combination ovens at the end of the suite.
  • The suite consists of two gas plancha grills, a lava stone grill, an electric pasta cooker, electric ovens, salamander grill, two 2-zone and two 4-zone induction hobs, all incorporated seamlessly into a single one-piece top finish