La Cornue + Purcell Murray Host Exclusive Cooking Class at Peter Salerno Inc.

La Cornue + Purcell Murray Host Exclusive Cooking Class at Peter Salerno Inc.

Photos and Information From Exclusive La Cornue Cooking Class With Peter Salerno

In early March, Peter Salerno Inc. hosted an exclusive cooking class for clients who purchased a world-renowned La Cornue range or rotisserie. The class was presided over by Larissa Taboryski, Culinary Director of La Cornue for Purcell Murray – one of the pre-eminent La Cornue culinary experts in the world.

Larissa Taboryski of Purcell Murray and La Cornue prepares a cooking class at Peter Salerno Inc.'s showroom.
Larissa Taboryski of Purcell Murray and La Cornue prepares a cooking class at Peter Salerno Inc.’s showroom.

Larissa’s expertise was evident well before the private class even started. Her preparation for the course was meticulous and full of fresh ingredients (including absolutely beautiful vegetables). She was precise and kind, happy to share each step of her process with Peter Salerno and his staff.

When our valued clients arrived, Larissa Taboryski and the Peter Salerno Inc. team welcomed them to a one-of-a-kind experience. Peter’s clients who have purchased La Cornue ranges and/or rotisseries are keenly aware of the dynamic, world-class nature of their appliances. As such, they paid close attention to Larissa’s presentation, hanging on every word and taking notes for home use.

The course took place in one of the crown jewels of Peter Salerno’s Wyckoff, NJ, showroom, the La Cornue kitchen. Equipped with the La Cornue Château 120 range and Flamberge Rôtisserie, Larissa had all the tools necessary to create a culinary masterpiece – and did she ever deliver!

Larissa Taboryski of Purcell Murray and La Cornue hosts a cooking class at Peter Salerno Inc.'s showroom.
Larissa Taboryski of Purcell Murray and La Cornue hosts a cooking class at Peter Salerno Inc.’s showroom.

Needless to say, the food prepared by Larissa was second to none. (There isn’t much more to say when something is that good.)

It was Peter Salerno’s pleasure and honor to welcome not only Larissa on behalf of Purcell Murray and La Cornue, but also his valued clients. A heartfelt thank you goes out to everyone at Purcell Murray for helping make this experience possible – especially Larissa and our valued business partner and friend Craig Kmiecik.

For more information on how to obtain a La Cornue range or rotisserie of your own, please contact Peter Salerno Inc. at (201) 251-6608 or fill out the contact form below.

Peter Salerno Client Interview: Julie Connors and Her National Award-Winning Kitchen!

Peter Salerno Client Interview: Julie Connors and Her National Award-Winning Kitchen!

Peter Salerno Inc.'s award-winning 2015 kitchen design. Photo credit Peter Rymwid.
Peter Salerno Inc.’s award-winning 2015 kitchen design. Photo credit Peter Rymwid.

At the 2015 KBIS convention, Peter Salerno Inc. won a national design award for Best Large Kitchen from the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). It was the 10th national kitchen and bath design award for Peter Salerno Inc. in the last 4 years, and an honor indeed.

But Peter Salerno wouldn’t have had the opportunity to create this kitchen without his outstanding clients, Julie and Tom Connors! The Connors are proud owners of this award-winning kitchen, and much of the design inspiration came from Julie Connors herself.

Peter Salerno Inc. 2015 2nd place, Best Large Kitchen, NKBA. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Peter Salerno Inc. 2015 2nd place, Best Large Kitchen, NKBA. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

When Julie explained her vision to Peter Salerno and his team, it sprang to life and quickly became the nationally renowned kitchen you see in this article’s photos.

The official Peter Salerno Inc. blog recently had the pleasure of speaking at length to Julie Connors about her new, award-winning design, her design influences, her experience working with Peter Salerno Inc. – and most importantly, how she likes her kitchen!

Peter Salerno Inc. clients Tom and Julie Connors, with their NKBA Best Large Kitchen national design award.
Peter Salerno Inc. clients Tom and Julie Connors, with their NKBA Best Large Kitchen national design award.

Interview: Julie Connors

Peter Salerno Blog: What were you looking for in your new kitchen?

Julie Connors: It was important for me to make it larger and open it up to the rest of the house. Before having a French colonial, every room was off a hallway so there wasn’t any flow. So the idea was to open it all up, create a better space for guests.

PSB: Were there specific design elements you had in mind?

JC: I knew exactly what I wanted, but we needed a designer who could fulfill my ideas. We definitely wanted to play and tweak my ideas – ultimately I knew I wanted something special that hadn’t been done before. I wanted a French old-world feel with a modern touch, and I feel like we did something new and unique. When I do something, I like to do it 150%, and I’m happy with how it came out!

Peter Salerno Inc. 2015 2nd place, Best Large Kitchen, NKBA. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Peter Salerno Inc. 2015 2nd place, Best Large Kitchen, NKBA. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

PSB: Why did you decide on working with Peter Salerno Inc.?

JC: I knew that Peter was known for unique work. It takes a certain kind of personality to do something unique and not try to stick to the “old mold” that works for everybody. I’ve seen some of Peter’s work and know he can do that, and I knew he was willing to take on that challenge.

There are very unique elements like the tin refrigerator cover, and he had the confidence in his ability to get the job done right and get it delivered. There were never any questions as to what I was going to get. He was very clear to me, there was no guessing involved.

PSB: Your kitchen is the first in the US with a TopBrewer installed. How is that?

JC: It’s lived up to its expectations. It’s a daily use item; it’s become a family beverage station. The kids use it to put seltzer in things, you can get milk, or tea. It’s great. Nobody’s ever installed it before, and we ended up having people from California here installing it, it was crazy. It was definitely worth it.

Peter Salerno Inc. 2015 2nd place, Best Large Kitchen, NKBA. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
The TopBrewer faucet is centered between 2 refrigerators as a focal point in the kitchen.

PSB: What are your favorite parts of your new kitchen?

JC: The island is great, for sure. That’s always the gathering spot. I can’t tell you how much everyone’s always gathering at the island, it’s a big plus. The TopBrewer is a huge hit, and my husband is now its biggest fan. He’s always bragging about his wonderful coffee maker.

I also love the CornuFe 110, it’s one of the first few installed in the county in its color (French Blue). I love the way it looks and functions.

PSB: How does it feel to have an award-winning kitchen in your home?

JC: It feels great! I love to use it every day. At the end of all this, it’s an amazing kitchen. I love every part of it, it’s “all me”. When I do have a chance to be home, it’s nice to be in the kitchen, and to want to be in the kitchen. It’s definitely made for entertaining as well.

I got exactly what I wanted as far as a unique, open space. It’s more comfortable to gather in the kitchen, and it flows well into the great room.

Peter Salerno Inc. 2015 2nd place, Best Large Kitchen, NKBA. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
La Cornue CornuFe 110 in Peter Salerno Inc. 2015 2nd place, Best Large Kitchen, NKBA. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

Hurry! La Cornue CornuFe 1908 Rebate Expires December 31, 2014!

Hurry! La Cornue CornuFe 1908 Rebate Expires December 31, 2014!

Order Your CornuFe 1908 Before 12/31 & Enjoy a $1,000 Rebate

If you are considering the La Cornue CornuFe 1908, one of the finest kitchen ranges in the world, then now’s the time to order! The special $1,000 mail-in rebate promotion offered by La Cornue on the 36″ CornuFe 1908 ends on December 31!

Special discount offer, limited time: La Cornue, Purcell Murray, CornuFe 1908, Peter Salerno Inc.
Order your CornuFe 1908 from us by 12/31 and receive a $1,000 rebate!

If you’ve read Peter Salerno Inc.’s feature article on the CornuFe 1908, you know what an extraordinary and versatile range the 1908 truly is. The perfect blend of the La Cornue CornuFe 110 and Chateau Series, the CornuFe 1908 combines the powerful five-burner cooktop of the CornuFé with the patented gas vaulted oven of the exquisite La Cornue Château Series.

Fill out the contact form below for more information about the CornuFe 1908 $1,000 rebate!

About The La Cornue CornuFe 1908

The CornuFé 1908 begins with the grand vaulted oven made famous by La Cornue founder Albert Dupuy. Measuring 36″ wide, the CornuFé 1908 provides even the most demanding chef copious oven space. And the vaulted ceiling design promises thorough, even distribution of heat throughout the dish during your baking or roasting process. The oven has a porcelain enamel facade encasing the solid cast iron oven.

A peek inside the CornuFé 1908 and its grand gas vaulted oven.
A peek inside the CornuFé 1908 and its grand gas vaulted oven. (Credit: La Cornue, 2013. All rights reserved.) CLICK ALL PHOTOS TO ENLARGE.

Next is the renowned five-burner cooktop that has come to define the  CornuFé Series. The cooktop boasts a central, 17,500 BTU burner, three 12,000 BYU burners, and one 6,000 BTU simmer burner. As an optional extra feature, your CornuFé range can also handle a griddle on the cooktop. This French-inspired five burner cooktop combines ample cooking space with unmatched power.

The CornuFe 1908 comes in 8 colors: gloss black, matte black, dark navy blue, provence blue, royal blue, stainless steel, ivory, and pure white. It has 3 available trim colors; polished brass w/ brushed stainless steel, brushed stainless steel w/ nickel, and polished copper w/ brushed stainless steel.

The standard cost of the 36″ CornuFe 1908 is $10,500 plus $1,300 shipping + handling. As you can see, the $1,000 special rebate from La Cornue through Peter Salerno Inc. is an immense value, and one that will help you put one of the finest ranges in the world in your kitchen in time for the holidays.

(And did we mention that buying the La Cornue CornuFe 1908 through Peter Salerno Inc. adds extra value, because NJ sales tax is only 7%?)

So what are you waiting for? Fill out the contact form below for more information on the CornuFe 1908 and the $1,000 rebate! OR call (201) 251-6608 for details.

CLICK HERE For La Cornue CornuFe 1908 Limited Time Discount Offer!

Special CornuFe 1908 Discount Offer From Peter Salerno

Have you heard the exciting news? For a limited time only, La Cornue’s CornuFe 1908 Range is offering a $1,000 rebate exclusively through Purcell Murray dealers. Lucky for you, Peter Salerno Inc. is one of those select few dealers!

This is the perfect time to purchase a 1908, deals like this never come around! Stop by our showroom at 511 Goffle Road, Wyckoff, NJ, to take a look at our 1908 display and get some more information on this exclusive offer.

Fill out the contact form below for more information and your own private appointment at Peter Salerno Inc.’s showroom, and get this limited time CornuFe 1908 discount!

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Promotion is valid on orders placed between May 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014.

The La Cornue Experience, Part 3: The Chateau Series

In Parts 1 and 2 of The La Cornue Experience courtesy of Peter Salerno Inc., we’ve shown you the remarkable CornuFe Series and the versatile CornuFe 1908. The CornuFe ovens and cooking ranges are fine examples of the world-class cooking experience that can only be provided by La Cornue’s outstanding appliances.

Today we present the luxurious and stunning La Cornue Chateau Series. (Credit La Cornue USA)
Today we present the luxurious and stunning La Cornue Chateau Series. (Credit La Cornue USA)

Today, it is our joy to bring you the final installment of our three-part blog series on The La Cornue Experience. When one thinks of the finest cooking ranges in the world, one brand should immediately come to mind: the La Cornue Chateau Series. Referred to as the “crown jewel” of La Cornue, the Chateau is available in over 8,000 configurations, all hand-made to order based on your individual requirements, personal cooking needs and design specifications.

Based on the patented vaulted oven designed by Albert Dupuy in 1908, the Chateau Series provides an elite cooking experience customized to every owner. Utilizing the very best in oven design and a virtually limitless array of design modifications, you can be certain that your Chateau Series cooking range and oven is not only the best money can buy, but also your very own.

The Chateau Series: Your Personalized Luxury Cooking Experience

The Chateau Series is available in six sizes, from the compact Chateau 75 to the expansive, six-foot Grand Palais 180. The Chateau 75 and Chateau 90 each offer one oven in either gas or electric as well as a variety of cooktop options to meet the needs of any chef. The Chateau 120 and 150 feature two standard vaulted ovens in either gas or electric, while the Chateau 165 offers one standard and one grand vaulted oven. Finally, the Grand Palais 180 offers the very best in oven design, with one grand vaulted gas oven and one grand vaulted electric oven.

Each Chateau Series oven offers a minimum of six cooktop configurations (there are up to 11 configurations in the Chateau 150), ensuring that any Chateau can be personalized to the specific needs of your kitchen. From gas burners to French plaques, power burners to electric plates, gas lava-rock grills to electric griddles, the La Cornue Chateau Series offers versatile, world-class cooktop solutions.

The beautiful Grand Palais 180 in one of its limitless design configurations. (Credit La Cornue USA)
The beautiful Grand Palais 180 in one of its limitless design configurations. (Credit La Cornue USA)

The Grand Palais 180 is not only the most luxurious La Cornue cooking range and oven, it is also one of La Cornue’s most customizable pieces. The grand vaulted and vaulted ovens boast a powerful 22,000 BTU, and the Grand Palais is available as a full oven piece or as a Table Grand Palais for cooktop features only, providing maximum luxury in minimal space.

From brushed black to French blue, British racing green to antique white with flowers, the Chateau Series can be created in a virtually limitless combination of colors and accents. Since each Chateau Series range and oven is hand-made for you in La Cornue’s atelier outside Paris, you can be confident your personal design tastes will be catered to in meticulous fashion. And whether you prefer brass, steel or copper, your Chateau will come with the finest accent pieces.

Another view of the La Cornue Chateau Grand Palais 180. (Credit La Cornue USA)
Another view of the La Cornue Chateau Grand Palais 180. (Credit La Cornue USA)

If you wish to see the luxurious La Cornue Chateau Series for yourself, schedule an appointment to see Peter Salerno Inc.’s showroom at 511 Goffle Road, Wyckoff, NJ. Our Chateau is the centerpiece of our main display, and we couldn’t be prouder of our fine relationship with La Cornue, Purcell Murray, and our Purcell Murray representative Craig Kmiecik.

The La Cornue Experience, Part 2: The CornuFé 1908

In Part 1 of our La Cornue Experience, the staff at Peter Salerno Inc. invited you inside the world of the most prestigious line of French ovens and cooking ranges. We introduced you to the CornuFé series – the first of three varieties of cooking ranges/ovens created by La Cornue that can transform your kitchen from first-class to world-class. From the CornuFé’s versatile, powerful cooktop to your choice of one or two electric convection ovens, the CornuFé 90 and 110 series will add streamlined beauty and strength to your kitchen.

The CornuFé 1908: a beautiful range with historic significance.
The CornuFé 1908: a beautiful range with historic significance. (Credit: La Cornue, 2013. All rights reserved.) CLICK ALL PHOTOS TO ENLARGE.

As we stated in Part 1, Craig Kmiecik, the East Coast Territory Manager for La Cornue at Purcell Murray Company, gave us a guided tour of the four world-class La Cornue pieces (3 cooking ranges and a rotisserie) on display in the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom, analyzing the core benefits of each model and what each can bring to a discerning homeowner’s kitchen. It was a master class in culinary luxury and history, and we’re grateful to Craig for his time, effort and expertise.

Today, we’ll introduce you to the newest La Cornue range, one which boasts the powerful five-burner cooktop of the CornuFé with the patented gas vaulted oven of the exquisite La Cornue Château Series.

Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to the astounding La Cornue CornuFé 1908.

The CornuFé 1908: the best of two La Cornue worlds.
The CornuFé 1908: the best of two La Cornue worlds. (Credit: La Cornue, 2013. All rights reserved.) CLICK ALL PHOTOS TO ENLARGE.

The CornuFé 1908: Classic Elegance, Hybrid Innovation

If you desire the opulent elegance of La Cornue’s Château Series combined with the versatile cooktop and streamlined design of the CornuFé 90 and 110, then the CornuFé 1908 is your new favorite range.

Why the “1908”, you ask? For the answer, we turn directly to the La Cornue website:

“Paris, 1908. Albert Dupuy, a gastronome and artisan with a passion for new technology, was to take advantage of the distribution of illuminating gas throughout Paris to perfect the La Cornue gas circulation Roast & Pastry cook. This brand new stove made use of laws governing the natural circulation of hot air within a revolutionary underground vaulted oven.” (credit: La Cornue USA)

The CornuFé 1908 begins with the grand vaulted oven made famous by La Cornue founder Albert Dupuy. Measuring 36″ wide, the CornuFé 1908 provides even the most demanding chef copious oven space. And the vaulted ceiling design promises thorough, even distribution of heat throughout the dish during your baking or roasting process.

A peek inside the CornuFé 1908 and its grand gas vaulted oven.
A peek inside the CornuFé 1908 and its grand gas vaulted oven. (Credit: La Cornue, 2013. All rights reserved.) CLICK ALL PHOTOS TO ENLARGE.

Next is the renowned five-burner cooktop that has come to define the  CornuFé Series. The cooktop boasts a central, 17,500 BTU burner, three 12,000 BYU burners, and one 6,000 BTU simmer burner. As an optional extra feature, your CornuFé range can also handle a griddle on the cooktop. This French-inspired five burner cooktop combines ample cooking space with unmatched power.

The powerful five-burner cooktop of the CornuFé 1908.
The powerful five-burner cooktop of the CornuFé 1908. (Credit: La Cornue, 2013. All rights reserved.) CLICK ALL PHOTOS TO ENLARGE.

The oven itself comes equipped with an exposed electric broiler and a powerful 22,000 BTU in propane or natural gas. In addition, each CornuFé 1908 comes with one pastry tray, one flat rack, and a mauviel roasting pan with trivet.

As with the CornuFé 90 and 110, the CornuFé 1908 is available in eight colors and three trim options to suit your style and taste. CornuFé ranges are available in Gloss Black, Matte Black, Pure White, Ivory White, Provence Blue, Royal Blue (the newest color option), Dark Navy Blue or Stainless Steel, and accented with Satin Chrome, Satin Chrome and Polished Copper, or Satin Chrome and Polished Brass trim.

The CornuFé 1908 in striking Dark Navy Blue with polished brass trim.
The CornuFé 1908 in striking Dark Navy Blue with Polished Brass trim. (Credit: La Cornue, 2013. All rights reserved.) CLICK ALL PHOTOS TO ENLARGE.

In Part 3 of The La Cornue Experience, we will introduce you to the “crown jewel” of the La Cornue product line: the luxurious Château Series. With over 8,000 different customized combinations, the Château is the one range you must own if you desire a one-of-a-kind range you can call your very own.

Interested in more information about La Cornue CornuFé ranges? Please give Peter Salerno a call at 201.251.6608, visit our website, or explore the beautiful world of La Cornue at Purcell Murray.

The La Cornue Experience, Part 1: Discover the CornuFé Series

One of the perks of being an award-winning kitchen design firm is the ability to work with world-renowned vendors, artisans and kitchen craftsmen. At Peter Salerno Inc., we take pride in our partnership with one of the foremost custom cooking range, oven and rotisserie companies in the world, La Cornue. 

Welcome to the luxurious world of La Cornue. Today, we feature the CornuFé range.
Welcome to the luxurious world of La Cornue. Today, we feature the CornuFé range. (Credit: La Cornue, 2013. All rights reserved.) CLICK ALL PHOTOS TO ENLARGE.

Ever since Albert Dupuy invented the first La Cornue oven over a century ago, the company has stood at the forefront of cooking design, craftsmanship and innovation. As such, La Cornue has developed a reputation as one of its industry’s leaders, and one of the world’s most luxurious brand names in the world of kitchen design.

Peter Salerno Inc. is proud to not only offer La Cornue’s outstanding line of cooking range products, but to display four La Cornue pieces in our beautiful showroom – a CornuFé range, a CornuFé 1908, a Flamberge Rotisserie, and an absolutely stunning Château range. Much of our partnership with La Cornue is thanks to the tireless work of our business ally and friend Craig Kmiecik, the East Coast Territory Manager for La Cornue at Purcell Murray Company. For over 30 years, Purcell Murray has personified culinary passion and provided the most exquisite brands of appliances, including La Cornue ovens.

Last week, Craig Kmiecik gave us a guided tour of the four world-class La Cornue pieces (3 cooking ranges and a rotisserie) on display in the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom, analyzing the core benefits of each model and what each can bring to a discerning homeowner’s kitchen. It was a master class in culinary luxury and history, and we’re grateful to Craig for his time, effort and expertise.

Given that Craig’s knowledge base (and the La Cornue product line as a whole) is so broad, we are breaking down each of La Cornue’s 3 major product lines into a separate piece. Read all three, and decide which industry-leading, master-crafted La Cornue cooking appliance is right for your home.

The La Cornue Experience, Part 1: The CornuFé Series

We start our journey through the La Cornue product line with the CornuFé Series, the most streamlined and space-efficient line of La Cornue cooking ranges. Although your CornuFé range may be smaller than the CornuFé 1908 or Château range, it certainly does not lack in diversity, power, or beauty.

A stunning ivory white CornuFé range with single convection oven.
A stunning ivory white CornuFé range with single convection oven. (Credit: La Cornue, 2013. All rights reserved.) CLICK ALL PHOTOS TO ENLARGE.

Each CornuFé range boasts a choice of either one or two electric convection ovens, which provide seven distinct cooking modes. This allows the CornuFé the versatility needed to fulfill any recipe or culinary creation imaginable. The French enamel side-swing doors allow tremendous ease of entry and motion, and each CornuFé range comes with four interior oven racks – two flat and two dropped. In addition, the CornuFé includes two enamel baking trays and a trivet.

Each of the seven distinct cooking modes in CornuFé range ovens – thaw & serve, convection oven, convection broiling, convection assisted, conventional oven, browning and warming – covers its own array of recipes, foods and preparations. From the even-heat baking of the convection oven mode, to door-closed broiling for meat and fish, to simple crisping of quiches and pizza using the warming feature, the CornuFé range is versatile enough to handle the needs of any chef, home or professional.

The CornuFé 110, with its powerful five-burner cooktop, in stainless steel.
The CornuFé 110, with its powerful five-burner cooktop, in stainless steel. (Credit: La Cornue, 2013, all rights reserved.) CLICK ALL PHOTOS TO ENLARGE.

The CornuFé range also has a French-inspired five burner cooktop that combines ample cooking space with unmatched power. The cooktop boasts a central, 17,500 BTU burner, three 12,000 BYU burners, and one 6,000 BTU simmer burner. As an optional extra feature, your CornuFé range can also handle a griddle on the cooktop.

Beyond the sheer power, versatility and cooking options the CornuFé range provides, the line is available in eight beautiful colors and three trim accents, which can be combined to match the taste of the owner. CornuFé ranges are available in Gloss Black, Matte Black, Pure White, Ivory White, Provence Blue, Royal Blue (the newest color option), Dark Navy Blue or Stainless Steel, and accented with Satin Chrome, Satin Chrome and Polished Copper, or Satin Chrome and Polished Brass trim.

The CornuFé series is available in two sizes: the CornuFé 90 (90 cm width, or 35.4 inches) and the CornuFé 110 (110 cm width, or 43 inches).

Keep up to date with our blog at Peter Salerno Inc. – in our next La Cornue Experience feature (Part 2), we will explore the newest hybrid in the La Cornue cooking range family: the CornuFé 1908, which combines the vaulted oven design that made Albert Dupuy and La Cornue famous with the versatile five-burner cooktop of the CornuFé series.

Interested in more information about La Cornue CornuFé ranges? Please give Peter Salerno a call at 201.251.6608, visit our website, or explore the beautiful world of La Cornue at Purcell Murray.