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.

Country House

Country House

Project: Country House
Category: Private villa
Where: Polland
Line: System 700 e System 850
Partner: Gastromax Polska

A prestigious private client in Poland was looking for an exclusive solution for their kitchen, with a refined and elegant design in line with that of the rest of his villa.

The requirement

  • Together with partner Gastromax Polska, Ambach supplied a kitchen from the System 850 line consisting of an island monoblock with custom finishes and refined details, including knobs and door frames with brushed brass finish to compliment the interior design.
  • The great versatility of System 700 and System 850 product lines enabled the creation of a bespoke solution to meet the client’s expectations within the available footprint. The island therefore was designed combining appliances from both ranges into one suite: One side utilising the Ambach System 850 line and the other side used Ambach System 700.
  • The client requested a mix of gas and electric appliances, gas ranges, lava stone grill, pasta cooker and griddles. It was also necessary to integrate two refrigerated benches into the island and include an electric oven, hot cabinet and warming drawers; all in line with the overall design required for the project.

The solution

  • Final positioning the island required careful consideration as it was necessary to handle the suite through a window, utilising specialist lifting equipment. Weighing nearly 1.6 tons, the island was lifted horizontally and moved with a 25-meter long arm into the kitchen space via a window where the tolerance was only 100mm.
  • The installation lasted 5 days and was followed by a training phase on the use of the equipment.
  • The project in its complexity lasted almost two years with the initial design starting in 2020.
  • The head of the Gastromax Polska team is project leader Przemek Cajbel

The Londoner

THE LONDONER

Project:  The Londoner
Category: Hotel
Where: Leicester Square – London – UK
Line: System 700, 850 & 900
Partner: Berkeley Projects Ltd

Located in the heart of London’s West End, The Londoner is a major new development on the World renowned Leicester Square.  Maximising the value of the location whilst complying with strict planning laws required innovative design solutions and resulted in a spectacular development with the deepest habitable grade commercial grade basement in London.  Amongst the deepest in the world, there are 6 levels below ground totalling some 30 meters in depth and with 9 levels above, housing 350 rooms, 35 suites, an underground pool & spa, cinema and a ballroom capable of seating 850 guests.  As you would expect there is also a variety of restaurant and bar options to choose from in this luxurious “super-boutique” 5 star hotel.
Inaugurated in September 2021, The Londoner has attracted great interest from the outset, hosting many well-known events, including London Fashion Week.

The requirement

  • It was necessary to make the best use of available space and maximize production through high-performance and flexible solutions with both gas and electric equipment.
  • The design needed to incorporate one-piece top suites, modular back to back islands and also included counter-top appliances for the finishing kitchens.

The solution

  • Thanks to the great flexibility of across the Ambach range, design consultant Humble Arnold Associates developed a solution that ensured compliance with the highest hygiene standards and that harmoniously incorporates the structural columns within the cooking areas of the building.
  • The selected equipment from the Ambach System 700, 850 and 900 lines supplied by the kitchen contractor Berkeley Projects is installed over 5 floors and includes the banqueting and staff kitchen, fine dining front of house as well as satellite kitchens, each with their own unique requirements for bulk cooking, a la carte and finishing.
  • ” Ambach have been nothing but consistent, from design intent, through to design development & delivery. A robust, honest, transparent approach from concept through to completion, inclusive of client handover. An absolute joy & credit to the Berkeley team” – Phil Denne, Managing Director – Berkeley Projects.
  • “Ambach were a pleasure to work with, the attention to detail and approach to coordination were fantastic, the quality of the suites were brilliant. Very hard wearing and easy to use. The chefs are over the moon” – Connor White, Lead Project Manager – Berkeley Projects

 

One & Only Portonovi

ONE & ONLY PORTONOVI

Project : One&Only Portonovi
Category : Hotel
Where : Montenegro
Line : Chef 850
Partner : Gastro-Tim

In May 2021 Kerzner International Group opened in Montenegro, the first European super luxury resort of One&Only Portonovi. Positioned at the entrance of Boka Bay, a fjord-like idyll on Montenegro’s Adriatic Sea, One&Only Portonovi is the jewel of Europe’s most fashionable new riviera. In addition to the hotel complex consisting of 113 rooms, suites and swimming pools, the resort has also a residential district of sumptuous villas, each with a private beach and pool. Perfectly in balance with the chic, waterfront location, World-class dining is offered by the à la carte restaurant ‘Sabia’, which bears the signature of Giorgio Locatelli, offering a refined and contemporary menu. In addition, the guest has opportunities to appraise the choices offered by ‘Tapasake Club’, Japanese restaurant, and ‘La Veranda’ with its authentic Montenegrin cuisine.

The requirement

  • High-performance kitchens were needed to meet the needs of the various restaurants: 116 indoor and 84 outdoor seats for ‘La Veranda’, 81 indoor, 64 outdoor and another 100 covered by the pool for ‘Tapasake Club’. Finally, another 15 seats inside and 28 outside for the bar.
  • Versatility – It was essential to combine the needs of very different kitchens by integrating multipurpose equipment.

The solution

  • Ambach proposed the Chef 850 line, capable of combining the demand for high performance
    and customization with exclusive finishes and unique details.
  • As required, to meet the different needs, Ambach integrated some special equipment: from pasta cookers to induction ranges, from multifunction bratt-pan to griddles and fryers, to name just a few.
  • In the kitchens of restaurant ‘Tapasake’, the modules of both islands are connected utilising the exclusive Ambach junction system, providing a waterproof junction between appliances and work-tables.
  • The unique solid and robust hygienic tops are able to withstand sudden changes in temperature and adapt perfectly to any type of configuration.
  • Thanks to the smooth surfaces, rounded edges and neutral bases in full H3 standards, Ambach kitchens have also proved to be the optimal choice in terms of ease of cleaning and hygiene

  • For the design and construction of the kitchens, Ambach worked together with the consulting company Gastro-Tim. Work began in 2019 and ended at the beginning of 2021. The total area occupied by the kitchens is more than 2000 square meters and also includes open kitchens with live cooking stations.

  • The communication between the partners involved was excellent. The overall result met the required delivery times and achieved the high level of customer expectations in terms of the quality and performance of both the Ambach product and the punctuality in the installation.

Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus

MANDARIN ORIENTAL BOSPHORUS

Project : Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus
Category : Hotel
Where : Istanbul – Turkey
Line : System 700, System 850 & System 900
Partner : Makpa

The 5-star luxury hotel, Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus is located in a strategic position for visiting lively Istanbul and at the same time represents an urban oasis in which to relax among swimming pools and spas, surrounded by the lush greenery of gardens and parks. Only two external floors are above ground, with seven others located below sea level, offering a decidedly unique stay experience.
The two restaurants within the hotel, Novikov and Hakkasan, are among the most well known, popular gastronomic destinations in the city.

The requirement

  • The hotel kitchens had to be extremely high performance and robust to meet the demands of the restaurants and large scale event catering.
  • High quality equipment was therefore required to compliment the prestigious hotel and match the level of its culinary offers.

The solution

  • For this reason, the consulting company MAKPA has successfully proposed the Ambach range of appliances. System 700, 850 and 900 lines were selected throughout the hotel and was carefully designed to meet the different needs of each area.
  • The flexibility and modularity of the vertical and horizontal components, configured together with the special Ambach joining system made this project a real success with total customer satisfaction.
  • MAKPA has been working on this project for about 2 years. General manager Hakan Küçüker together with his deputy Barkın Yeşilova led the design team in close synergy with Ambach.
https://www.makpa.com/
https://www.mandarinoriental.com/istanbul/bosphorus/luxury-hotel

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/

MPS AmaLucia & MPS AmaSiena

MPS AMALUCIA
& MPS AMASIENA

Project: MPS AmaLucia & MPS AmaSiena 
Category: River ships
Line: System 850 & Chef 850
Partner: Ahorn Grootkeukentechniek B.V. 

The AmaLucia and AmaSiena river cruise ships launched this year to join the celebrated European fleet of AmaWaterways, enhancing the offer for which the American company is renowned, offering exceptional standards of comfort and luxury in river cruising.  These include double balcony cabins, connecting cabins and a range of dining options from the delicious cuisine of the Chef’s Table restaurant.

Sister ships of the award-winning AmaLea and AmaKristina, the elegant AmaLucia and AmaSiena travel the cruise routes along the Rhine between Basel and Amsterdam with a capacity of 168 passengers each.

The requirement

  • For the two new ships, AmaWaterways needed extremely reliable, high-performance kitchen equipment suitable for non-stop use, throughout the day from breakfast to dinner.
  • The available space was very limited and the galley was located at the ground floor of the ship.
  • The equipment also had to be extremely flexible and easy to work on to allow for any maintenance whilst cruising.


The solution

  • Together with their partner company Ahorn Grootkeukentechniek B.V., AmaWaterways chose the reliability, flexibility and performance of the Ambach appliances from the System 850 and Chef 850 lines.
  • Thanks to the special joining system developed by Ambach, the appliances guarantee a robust, hygienic seal.
  • Post installation, the chefs on board were fully trained in the use of the equipment whilst the on-board engineering team instructed on how best to deal with any servicing requirements.
  • The working group led by Frank Verschure had about three months to install the kitchen complete with stainless steel cladding, extraction and cooking appliances.

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