Celebrity chef Eric Ripert continues his culinary journey on season two of PBS’s “AVEC ERIC” with three “stars” of kitchen design.
NEW YORK, NY, January 2011 – Celebrity chef Eric Ripert will team up with three globally renowned “stars” of kitchen design – Poggenpohl cabinetry, Miele appliances and BLANCO sinks/faucets – to outfit the set for the second season of his Emmy award-winning show “AVEC ERIC.” Ripert, internationally recognized chef of New York City’s Le Bernardin, will take viewers through a journey of culinary delights visiting must-see destinations in California, Cayman Islands, Italy and New York.
"I am thrilled to have Poggenpohl, Miele and BLANCO associated with my show, and thank them for their generous support of AVEC ERIC,” states Eric Ripert. Ripert’s kitchen plays an important part in his creative process and is truly a reflection of his holistic approach to food and lifestyle.
No matter where the BRAVO hit series “Top Chef” judge travels, Ripert brings his culinary inspirations back to his personal kitchen. Surrounded by high performance tools of the trade, the French born superstar transforms his knowledge of fine cuisine into delectable meals that can be made at home with ease.
The 13-episode series is shot in HD & produced by the Emmy award-winning communications company Anomaly who also created and developed the show. “AVEC ERIC” is directed by Emmy winner Geoffrey Drummond and airs nationally on the PBS stations. Check local listings for times.
The white laminate Poggenpohl cabinetry selected for the show provides a clean, modern look, maximum storage and maintains Ripert’s vision for an eco-friendly space. The main island and seating area extends the social and entertainment aspects of the kitchen. Open cabinets and shelving areas provide effortless access to seasonings and tools. Poggenpohl kitchen designers worked closely with Ripert to integrate a countertop where the butcher block surrounds and is flush with the cooktop surface, for a more streamlined cooking process. Established in 1892, Poggenpohl is the world’s oldest kitchen cabinet brand and is available in more than 60 countries. Poggenpohl is the world’s leading luxury kitchen cabinet brand with 13 showrooms and 20 dealers across the United States. www.poggenpohl.com
BLANCO sinks and faucets are known for their artistry, durability and array of eye-catching designs. Ripert’s sink of choice is the PRECISION™ 16” R10 Single Bowl – a sophisticated, handcrafted sink made by BLANCO’s exclusive STEELART® division. The 10mm rounded corner radius is flawlessly smooth with an uncompromised attention to detail. A unique satin polished finish with exacting drain grooves complete the beautiful design for easy-to-clean functionality. The KONTROLE faucet sleekly hides a pull-down spray in its elegant pillar design. For three generations, BLANCO has quietly and passionately elevated the standards for luxury sinks, faucets and decorative accessories. Proud of its European heritage and award-winning German engineering, BLANCO is steadfastly committed to their tradition of high quality, innovative design and unsurpassed service since 1925. www.blancoamerica.com
Miele MasterChef Collection™ cooking appliances have long been a favorite of both chefs and novices for their high performance, stunningly clean design and ease-of-use. Ripert’s kitchen includes a convection oven, speed oven, warming drawer and induction cooktop. In addition to these exceptional elements, the kitchen also boasts two Miele dishwashers plus an Independence Series refrigerator and wine storage unit. The refrigeration and wine storage come equipped with RemoteVision™ technology so Miele can alert Ripert if something goes wrong (say a door left open) while he’s on location. Founded in 1899 with a single promise of Immer Besser, a German phrase meaning Forever Better, Miele has dynamically grown to become the world’s largest family-owned appliance company with over 16,000 employees in 44 countries. www.mieleusa.com
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