Wow! What a week we have had! The good folks at Char-Broil invited us to New York City to preview their new line of grills for 2007. They had their ‘press party’ at the Bryant Park Grill… truly a beautiful setting for this tented affair.
We arrived early due to our fear of becoming lost in Metropolis. Thursday turned out to be a beautiful fall day, unlike the deluge of the day before. The General savored the moment to have a good stogie (a Padron) under the watchful eyes of Willliam Cullen Bryant.
TLW was fascinated with the filming of an upcoming Hugh Jackman movie, ‘The Tourist‘. She was able to get a few good shots of the movie set without being too pushy bothersome.
The luncheon started with two chefs (one the executive chef of the Bryant Park Grill, and the other an import from Atlanta) demonstrating Char-Broil’s new TEC series, that is a patented glass top infrared cooking system…far more advanced than traditional ceramic infrared burners. This series offers the infrared as well as the conventional grill to add to your versatility! TG will be bringing you more information on this technology as I learn it…I can’t wait to get my hands on one of those ‘babies.’ But for simplification, this is the same technology that steakhouses like Ruth’s Chris use in their restaurant operation….but far more affordable for the home chef (well under $1000)! If you are interested in this new hi-tech grilling machine and want to locate a retailer carrying the product, call Kristen Stone at Edelman 404-832-6778.
Now, back to the luncheon. The two chefs were cooking a wide variety of foods…anything from flounder to beef tenderloin to grilled fruit kebobs to s’mores (a brownie dessert prepared on the grill. All the food was nicely presented and very well prepared as evidenced by the following pictures. The hospitality was superb and we were honored to be there with major media type folks.
Thanks, Char-Broil, for a wonderful trip!