This time, we're excited to have Stephanie Karp with Ingrid Baltasi, both from Bentwood of Chicago share their knowledge of cooking and experience in making great home-cooked meals. Let's dig in: Like many of you now, I am working from home today and for the foreseeable future. And since we have gained a couple of extra hours by not commuting, how could we spend that time? For me, the answer is always cooking. It’s my happy time. Making a homemade meal is very satisfying, and right now, this is something positive I can offer up. Best of all, pantry items are a great go-to for the home cook to get dinner on the table with ease!So, whether you did a big shop to fill the pantry or have a plan to shop by need, there are some wonderful staples that most of us have in the pantry, freezer, or fridge. Soups, stews, and pasta dishes are the ultimate comfort food, and although Spring is on the way, there is still a little chill in the air. Here are a few of our favorites we would like to share with you!
Valentine’s Day Sweets for Your Sweet
We've talked about our love of entertaining before, here at Bentwood Luxury Kitchens. This time, our passion for cooking leads us into Valentine’s Day and sharing some decadent recipes for those special someone’s in our lives. Whether you're hosting a gathering or just having an intimate dinner with your loved one, the time shared in your beautiful kitchen is personal and special. We are often inspired by the stellar chefs on Food Network, and they continue to "bring it" to the table around this time of year. From chocolate-dipped strawberries to a romantic French-inspired champagne cocktail, we think your sweetheart will love these recipes.
Project Checklist for your Kitchen Remodel
At Bentwood Luxury Kitchens, we often talk to homeowners who are ready to begin a remodeling project, but not sure who to engage and how this process ‘all works.’ The size of the project—just the kitchen or the entire first floor- will lend itself to the level of assistance needed and materials/services to procure.
Beautiful Meal Presentations for Easy Holiday Entertaining
At Bentwood luxury kitchens, we love to cook and entertain as much as our clients and often talk ‘food’ with those who share our passion. Going into the holiday season, we thought it was only fitting to share some of our easy fall meal favorites and go-to recipes for entertaining. Enjoying time with loved ones is what it is really about, not preparing a 5-course meal with perfect wine pairings and being too exhausted to enjoy your guests!
Premium Wood Cabinetry Adds Warmth & Beauty – Just Feels like Home
There are many material choices when it comes to custom cabinetry for your home project. The most popular choice is white painted cabinetry and featured on almost every home improvement reality show, but there is so much more to explore! At Bentwood Luxury Kitchens, we offer a wide range of premium choices for natural wood cabinetry with stain and finish options that are luxurious, designer approved, and will enhance the value of your home.
Add a Bourbon Twist to Your Kentucky Derby Party
The Kentucky Derby is fast approaching, and whether you are watching ‘The Run for the Roses’ race in person at Churchill Downs or from your sofa, there’s an easy way to make your annual Derby Party better than ever this year: with more bourbon, of course! At Bentwood, we love great food. And because of this, we had the pleasure of meeting Chef and Owner, Matt Jamie of Bourbon Barrel Foods, in Louisville, KY.
Matt Jamie “produces a collection of all-natural award-winning gourmet foods that embrace the history and mystique of Kentucky” through innovative uses of bourbon barrels. It's never been a better time to "Eat Your Bourbon," as their slogan goes.
Inspiration Digest: Springtime in Paris
We love Paris in springtime! Not only do the sight and smell of cherry blossoms fill your senses, but the scenes of lingering afternoons with locals enjoying the fares of street cafés fill your mind. And those cafés sit in the world-famous architectural masterpieces that fill Parisian streets.
The French have mastered the art of effortless refinement in interior design, from relaxed chalets to Haussmann-style Parisian apartments. Here are some of our favorite takeaways from the French style of design.
Harmoni Kitchens at KBIS 2019!
Harmoni is our newest product line from Bentwood Luxury Kitchens, consisting of our best-selling doors and finishes, and offering our clients quicker lead times and additional project savings. Come see our Harmoni line in-person, featuring our newest door styles and finishes at our Exhibitor Booth #C8922 at the KBIS show!
Check out this video from a previous year’s KBIS show. There's so much to see, taste, touch, and try out in the event space! You'll get a chance to see some of the amazing stone and counter designs, cabinet design mastery, and technology integration that might just blow you away!
We look forward to seeing you at the show!
At Bentwood, We Are Bent On Design
Today's luxury kitchens are a combination of architectural form and function. At their essence, these kitchens utilize the best design, materials, modern products, and client customization that will stand the test of time. At Bentwood, we gain a full understanding of our client’s vision first and then transform ideas into authentic personal design, so you could say we are ‘Bent on Design’ here at Bentwood.
Explore the distinct facets of Bentwood that make us an industry leader in custom cabinetry. With 30 years of passion, knowledge, and growth in our repertoire, we have produced many outstanding projects for our clients. Bentwood is continually raising the bar on fine product and design, one kitchen at a time.