New Leeds-based fine dining and Japanese-themed restaurant, Issho, is already delighting diners with a contemporary Japanese menu and exciting front-of-house culinary insights, thanks to bespoke Palux cooking suites supplied by Northants-based Euro Catering and installed and managed by HK Projects from Sheffield.
The new restaurant – the third D&D restaurant within Leeds city centre – is a £165 million, 7807 square foot development located within the Victoria Gate Centre. With a kitchen team headed up by executive chef, Ben Orpwood, its menu is based around delicate and authentic Asian dishes, served up through a combination of behind-the-scenes efficiencies and front of house food theatre.
To achieve this balance, the client wanted a front-of-house, variant-filled Palux cooking suite. To suit the demands of Issho’s menu, this was designed, for this particular client, with four-zone induction, an oven and two custom-made Robata grills.
The attractive and highly efficient flame grills are housed behind a glass screen, to allow diners to derive delight from chefs preparing the Japanese dishes that are soon to appear on their plate. This enables them to feel more engaged with their food, increasing satisfaction levels and heightening their overall experience.
In the kitchen, the main Palux island consists of fryers, induction hobs, plancha and a modified Palux Vario Pan component, tailor-made for Japanese cuisine. This contains both dipping wells and frying with thermostatic restriction, which makes them ideal for the frying of Japanese tempura dishes.
The suites provide Issho with high quality equipment that also include energy-saving technology. This keeps costs down, without compromising on the quality of the overall dining experience.
HK Projects’ Jason Fish says: “From the beginning, Euro Catering and Palux were very accommodating with regard to the design and he construction of the suites. This ensured that available access at the site would not be an issue when it came to installation. The variations built into the design and the quality of the suites themselves also meant that client wishes were met and exceeded. The aesthetics of the finished fit are quite spectacular and the customer has provided very positive feedback.”
Euro Catering’s sales director, Justin Towns, says: “Palux suites are so flexible and accommodating when it comes to variants required for specific menus that they are wow-factor solution providers. Whilst functionality and energy efficiency are aspects most associated with Palux suites, they are also visually stunning, meaning that the best of both worlds – efficiency and aesthetics – can be enjoyed.”
More information about Palux’s highly flexible suites can be found at www.euro-catering.co.uk , or by calling Euro Catering on 01455 559969.