At Bentwood Luxury Kitchens, we love to cook and entertain as much as our clients and industry friends. With Cinco de Mayo fast approaching, we are inspired by the beautiful foods, flavors, and passion of Mexican cooking.When we think of Mexican food, Rick Bayless is the shining star chef we love! He's an all-around foodie giant in the world culinary scene. Driven by his passion for tasty Mexican food, his recipes are ‘best in class’. If you have had the pleasure of dining in one of his restaurants, you understand. Here are some classic recipes that you can put ‘your own riff on’ as Chef Bayless would say.
Custom Hoods and Kitchen Ventilation Basics
Finding the right hood with proper ventilation is a necessary key to the success of any kitchen project, and particularly important in today’s open concept environments. Kitchen ventilation options may not seem all that luxurious, but keeping your beautiful home free from odors, smoke, and grease doesn't have to be drab. Here at Bentwood Luxury Kitchens we can explore the best options for your project, making sure both function and aesthetic work together in your kitchen design.
Hunkering Down at Home – Cook from Your Pantry and Feel Good!
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.
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!
End of Summer Entertaining
As we approach Labor Day, we want to celebrate outside for as long as possible, stretching our ‘al fresco’ season! The end of summer is still a great time for outdoor entertaining. Keep using your outdoor kitchen and patio areas, with refreshing fare to complement the warm and inviting outdoor environment.
At Bentwood Luxury Kitchens, we love to cook, entertain, and enjoy all the seasonal foods of summer. For your last summer gathering, brighten up your menu with these easy recipes and ideas that are a breeze to create while elevating any meal.
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.
Interior Design Style Inspired by 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.