Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

OCT 2017

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1.800.328.4493 www.serviceideas.com Hydro Dipped Carafes A new look for beverage service. Give your ordinary stainless steel a facelift with the new hydro dipped servers from Service Ideas. Available in 6 patterns: Light Wood, Dark Wood, White Marble, Gray Marble, Travertine Marble and Leather. As such, more authentic equipment occupies center stage in the kitchen as operators look to recreate real flavors from different cultures and cuisines. Equipment includes tandoor ovens and Japanese-style robata or teppanyaki grills burning compressed hardwood binchotan as well as different forms of live-fire cooking for South American asado-style cuisine. Further along these lines, research firm Datassential reported the growing trend of food on sticks, such as Japanese-inspired yakitori, or marinated and skewered meats cooked on robata grills. To maintain a sense of story and authenticity, chefs serve the meat still on the sticks, atop rustic or multishaped plates for a presentation that offers a nod to street food. Cast iron and ceramic serving ware and Mexican molcajates for guacamole share a similar appeal — a functional aesthetic — as operators can use these items for food prep and for plating. Starr points out that chef Michael Scelfo of Waypoint in Boston steams and serves his popular dumplings in the same porcelain dim sum set, as opposed to bamboo At The Bassment in Chicago, the bathtub gin cocktail pays homage to the underground liquor produced during Prohibi- tion, but with a more modern, playful approach, complete with a white, ceramic bathtub-shaped vessel, rubber ducky and straws for sharing. The drink features gin combined with tonic syrup, as well as a touch of fresh pineapple and citrus juices for sweet- ness, and a topping of prosecco for a little effervescence. Photo courtesy of The Bassment

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