Season’s Greetings to all the culinary artists of New York City! As the holiday season twinkles across NYC, we at Sam Tell know that the heart of New York City restaurants beats in their kitchens. And since it's the season of wonder, what better way to celebrate than by dreaming big?
Envision a holiday wishlist adorned with the most sought-after, exquisite tools and equipment, designed to elevate your culinary masterpieces. From the vibrant Times Square eateries to the charming bistros of downtown, every chef and restaurateur in NYC harbors a dream list of these ultimate culinary treasures. Join us as we delve into a world brimming with lavish innovation, set to transform the culinary landscape of NYC's esteemed restaurants.
Reigning supreme on our chef’s wishlist is the illustrious Pacojet. Priced beyond $7,000, this is no ordinary ice cream machine—it's a culinary revelation. Esteemed for its unparalleled ability to micro-puree frozen foods without thawing, it produces the most sublime sorbets, ice creams, soups, and more, all crafted from the freshest market ingredients.
2. Rational iVario
This sumptuous appliance, valued at over $30,000, is a marvel in any compact NYC kitchen. A testament to modern culinary innovation, the Rational iVario empowers chefs with its astounding speed—up to four times faster than conventional methods—and remarkable energy efficiency, using up to 40 percent less energy. A quintessential asset for both meticulous preparation and à la carte cooking.
3. Mauviel Copper Cookware
Making magic meals while using old beat up pots and pans is a point of pride among some chefs. Since 1830, Mauviel has been the epitome of elite cookware. Their copper collection, renowned for its breathtaking aesthetics and superior thermal properties, is not merely cookware—it's a symbol of opulent luxury and impeccable quality, revered in the open-concept kitchens of New York City’s finest establishments.
4. Perceval Knife Set
here is an undeniable elegance in finely crafted knives. Forged with meticulous care in Thiers—the revered French capital of cutlery—each Perceval Knife Set is a masterpiece of artisanal excellence. With options for personalization in handle color, material, and logo engraving, this exquisite set, presented in a lavish knife box, represents the zenith of prestige in the art of fine dining.
5. Peugeot Silver-Plated Salt Shaker-Pepper Mill
More than just seasoning instruments, these pieces from Peugeot, with the peppermill alone valued at $174.95, are culinary icons. Drawing inspiration from the grandeur of Peugeot's 1874 model Z, these silver-plated masterpieces demand meticulous care, perfectly embodying a blend of historical grandeur and modern sophistication in NYC dining settings.
6. Japanese Chef’s Knife
Every professional chef needs a reliable knife to guide them through a stressful service. The Miyabi Birchwood SG2 is an essential for any professional chef, a beacon of Japanese artistry. Regularly priced at $350, but now available for $299.99, this knife melds a premium micro-carbide powder steel blade with an ergonomic birchwood handle, symbolizing the perfect union of age-old Japanese craftsmanship and contemporary design, ideal for the most precise culinary endeavors.
7. Enomatic Wine Serving System
In the bustling wine scene of New York City restaurants, the Enomatic Wine Serving System stands as a hallmark of innovation in inventory control and wine preservation. This elite system, highly coveted by restaurateurs, ensures meticulous pouring for guests, dramatically reducing over-pouring and waste. In venues with discerning clientele or extensive wine lists, it allows for an expansive variety of wines to be elegantly offered without compromising on quality.