A Viking Lunch, Erwan Heussaff's Version
For close to a year now, Erwan Heussaff has been using the Viking Oven, Range and Hood at his test kitchen at Hectare One, Chino Roces. More than happy with the choice, he loves how the Viking range of products bridges the gap between the professional standard products found in Restaurants, Hotels and the like on one hand, and those designed for home use on the other hand.
For those ‘kitchen geeks’, Erwan cautions that he’s not a chef, but just loves being in the kitchen, and the Viking range has been a veritable godsend.
Represented here by Middleby Worldwide Philippines, the Viking showroom can be found at Westgate Commercial Center, Filinvest City, Muntinlupa; and on other occasions I’ve had the pleasure to dine at the showroom, and it’s one impressive showcase.
But for today, it was Erwan working and toiling behind the stove, dishing out a most bountiful lunch. He started off with a Tuna Tartare, followed this up with Cochinillo, served with Tinawan heirloom rice from Ifugao, and Cauliflower Mash, and Homemade Mango Ice Cream, with polvoron dust, brownie cookie bits and flowers. Needless to say, it was filling lunch that highlighted just how comfortable he’s become with his Viking products.
With a home base in Mississippi, the United States of America, Viking has carved a niche in the appliance industry that's all it’s own. It’s Professional Performance for the Home; a journey that commenced in 1987, resetting the benchmark for ultra-premium home kitchens with each new model and feature. It’s built for those who cook often, and do so with a passion.
The Freestanding Range that Erwan has in his Test Kitchen is mounted on wheels for easy moving and cleaning. Ventilation, Built-In Cooking, Refrigeration, Kitchen Cleanup and Outdoor Products are the other categories where we’ll find Viking products. Each category will have trademark Viking features that put them in a class of their own. With the Cooking Ranges, it’s the trademarked SureSpark Ignition System that sets them apart.
In the Refrigeration category, I love their Wine Cellar that provides horizontal storage for up to 150 bottles; and carries their exclusive TriTemp Storage System that allows for three different temperature zones within the one full height cellar.
Full width shelves pull out for easy access to standard, magnum, and half-size bottles. In the Outdoor category, there are choices; you can go Gas Grill, or Charcoal Smokers. And you can add on Electric Warming Drawers or Refrigerated Drawers.
This Greenwood, Mississippi brand is so proud of their range of products, they even offer the comprehensive 3-Year Viking Signature Warranty on their products, and a 2-Year Viking Outdoor Warranty.
Images taken by Philip Cu-Unjieng and @erwanheussaff