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With its crystal chandeliers, its wall hangings, its pottery and its walls
decorated with reverse paintings on glass, the Grand Véfour provides
one of the finest settings for the creative cuisine of Guy Martin. Blue lobster
and mango with basil, roast turbot with spicy sweet potatoes, lamb filet flavoured
, just a few of the inspired and daring dishes on offer.
However, if this Michelin 2-star chef does his own thing with the rules and
codes of cooking, he is also highly demanding when choosing the products and
equipment he uses. "When we decided to replace our kitchen range [called
a 'piano' in French] in 2008, we looked for a very accurate and industrial tool
capable of meeting our requirements. "
Although Guy Martin produced the first drawings for the new equipment, Charvet was responsible for its construction subject to two major demands: perfect control over heat sources, an issue that was compulsory due to the fact that the kitchens are located in the basement, and the presence of a load bearing column round which the range had to fit. The result met the challenge: 5 twin hotplates, 2 multi-zones for maintaining temperature levels, 1 griddle, 2 static ovens and 2 stoves. All this has to fit into an area slightly bigger than 6 m2. Also, the equipment is installed on a concrete plinth and has to be as easy to clean as possible. And the final word to the chef of the Grand Véfour, "With this kitchen range, we are really looking a cooking in detail and each work station will now provide optimum comfort. At the end of the day, this equipment is reliable, especially because the fitters Charvet works with offer an extremely efficient after sales service".
Le Grand Véfour
17, rue de Beaujolais