Kuysen Kitchen Introduced Poggenpohl And Küppersbusch Brands With An Event Featuring Chef Josh Boutwood
Kuysen recently launched two new German kitchen brands Poggenpohl and Küppersbusch at their Kuysen Design + Experience Center in Makati. To introduce these two brands, Kuysen hosted a dinner party, featuring distinguished chef and Savage and Helm restaurant owner Josh Boutwood, who prepared a special "Senses Menu" and beer pairing event for the guests.
The sleek custom-made cabinets from Poggenpohl and the modern and high-tech Küppersbusch appliances went well with the rustic chic table setups that filled the venue.
Established in 1892 by Friedemir Poggenhpohl, the Poggenpohl brand has always aimed to "improve the kitchen." In order to do so, it recognizes that even the smallest details make a difference in the kitchen experience; thus, the brand pays attention to perfecting the corners, finishes, and mechanisms that ultimately set their products apart from others. While addressing needs for functionality and efficiency, style is also not compromised as their custom-made cabinets bear a remarkable depth of shine that bounces off the surface, lending a distinct elegance to the overall look and feel of the kitchen.
Küppersbusch, on the other hand, is considered a pioneer in cooking technology as the brand dates back to 1875. It advocates healthy living through its cooking methods and ability to convert odors caused by cooking into clean air. Its special feature is the fan inside their appliances that not only filters grease, but odor as well through the patented technology called okotherm. Aligned with its goal of championing healthy living, the brand pushes for sustainability as well with energy-efficient features and its PlamaMade Filter that is used for recirculation in cooker hoods.
Communicating how the two German brands elevate the kitchen experience, Kuysen and Chef Josh Boutwood prepared a uniquely scrumptious "Senses Menu" and a selection of quality beer:
- Touch: Deviled Eggs, Smoked Oil & Ash, and GB Hefeweizen
- Taste: Smoked Salmon, Smoked Sour Cream, and Fuller's Honeydrew
- Smell: Grilled Octopus, Shiso & Calamansi, and Mahou
- Sight: Flank Steak, Ash & pickled Spring Onion, and Engkanto IPA
- Sound: Meringue Strawberries & Vanilla and Flatfoot Stout
Each menu item tasted incredible. And served in an elegant setup, they tasted even better. If you want to do a similar setup when you throw an intimate party at home, here are some tips:
1. Greenery is key. Go for a low sprawling centerpiece of plants.
2. Use rattan plate chargers. They bring a rustic warmth to the setup.
3. Candles are musts. Give your tablescape a beautiful glow and amp up its sophistication with candles, which you may put on candle holders or in lanterns.
4. Keep the rest to a minimum. Tone down the rest of the arrangement—the sleek black table, the choice of wooden chairs, and silver cutlery let the interesting details stand out.
Photos courtesy of Kuysen