Featured lacanche model: Citeaux!

The Citeaux is one of our newest models, featured here in French Blue in our showroom in Seattle (along with our main service tech, Gregg!)

For anyone who has a space large enough for this grand range, the Citeaux is the perfect luxury workstation for anyone who takes on the esteemed duty of cooking a holiday meal or entertaining a large group of people. In addition to the impressive stovetop, it features both a vertical convection oven and warming cupboard on both sides of the main oven, making this beauty perfectly symmetrical in its elegant style.

As someone who is new to both baking and the benefits of the elusive convection oven, I’ve been reading some great articles. Fine Cooking has a great article written by resident Food Geek, Brian Geiger, which includes a visual distinction between the fluid particles of a convection vs. regular oven. Check it out here: http://www.finecooking.com/item/12686/the-convection-changeover and get those cookies in the oven!

The warming cupboard is truly a dream feature for a host, taking the pressure off of perfectly timing each unique part of the meal and allowing all of your delicious extras to rest in a warm spot. You can serve your eager guests with more ease, and what more could a fabulous host ask for?

Lacanche spotted in “Kitchn” spread

The Kitchn recently posted a gorgeous spread which included a rave about Lacanche ranges: http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/kitchen-design/gorgeous-french-ranges-128081

Great hub for kitchen related content!  I love the fact that they showcase the beautiful design concepts of the most popular room in the house alongside recipes and fun food facts.  I just indulged in a great article about Irish scones.  Unsurprisingly, the secret to the Irish’s success is the key to practically any culinary venture turned absolutely decadent: lots of butter.

Art Culinaire’s Lunch Bunch tradition

The staff of Art Culinaire shares a long standing tradition. Every Tuesday, we come together as a family of co-workers and have lunch in our beautiful showroom here in Seattle. The group, Lunch Bunch, is a welcome blessing as we settle into the flow of the work week. As a company dedicated to creating beautiful memories in the kitchen, it is only fitting that we delight in our own ritual of culinary adventures.

Last week, I volunteered to make lunch for the staff, eager to get some cooking time in with our in-house Cluny. My first cooking experience with the Lacanche was a delight to prepare a lasagna and minestrone soup for my co-workers. The range top provided me with more space than I could have dreamed of filling up; the large 18,000 BTU burner provided a fast boil for the pasta and a great simmer for the soup. The duel ovens were a treat to use, as I heated the lasagna in the gas oven and warmed some bread in the electric. After my wonderful first go at the Lacanche, I can most definitely say that our beautiful Cluny is absolutely perfect for multi-tasking and ideal for entertaining.

Big smiles all around the Lunch Bunch as we sat and shared a home cooked meal. Preparing food with love is always a key tactic for a successful cooking venture, especially when you’re breaking bread with very special people.

Food Network’s Aarti’s Party: Lacanche is range of choice!

Lacanche is featured on the Food Network! Look for the beautiful stainless steel Cluny featured in Aarti Party’s kitchen every Sunday at noon. Aarti Sequeira won Season 6 of The Next Food Network Star, spicing up familiar American dishes with a blend of her Indian heritage.

Check out her official Food Network page: http://www.foodnetwork.com/aartis-party-show-page-0810/video/index.html.  Those baked samosas and mint chutney look extra beautiful coming out of a Lacanche range.

Welcome to Voilà!

Art Culinaire, distributer of Lacanche ranges, welcomes you to our new lifestyle blog.

Among other things, here you will find updates featuring Lacanche news, helpful owner tips, recipes, lifestyle pieces, kitchen design, and all things relating to the art of gastronomy.

We will also showcase some of our wonderful ambassadors, who serve as faithful devotees of our brand and turn their kitchens into showrooms for our clients.  Through them, we will document the experience of home cooking and the kitchen as the heart of the house.  Keeping connection with our customers is important to us as we help bring family back to the table.

On that note, the Lacanche Cluny is featured in the latest issue of Trends magazine: http://ebooks.trendsideas.com/ebook.aspx?MagID=4&MagNo=404&pageno=32

The popular model, featured in British Racing Green, is placed in a remodeled 1920’s era Tudor-style kitchen.