Written by Susan Cozzi, Manager of the Monogram Design Center in New York City
Like most homeowners at Lennar’s boutique waterfront condo, The Avenue Collection on the Hudson River, chances are you one-touched the reheat button for warming up a dinner and also made popcorn and tea in your Advantium.
To answer the question, the team at the New York Monogram Design Center thought—our chef, your kitchen—let’s have dinner. So Monogram partnered with Lennar to offer its homeowners an onsite chef demonstration dedicated to using Advantium, all while taking in a great view of the New York City skyline.
Monogram Executive Chef Michael and Chef Carl ensured that the menu for the evening covered all of Advantium’s special cooking features. Appetizers started with avocado toast as guests were surprised to find their “microwave” could also toast all their favorites in the morning.
Next, the Cajun marinated prawns with grit cakes were speedcooked to perfection. The door was now opened to all the possibilities for fast, healthy dinners, and lots of notes and tips were taken.
The next speedcooked entree was lamb chops served with ratatouille. Now the conversation got good as guests savored lamb perfectly browned and were surprised at Advantium’s versatility and skill in also cooking the vegetables gently. Owners learned they could also keep their dinner plates or dinner warming by using the warming drawer feature.
Baked apricots with rum and vanilla whipped crème fraiche demonstrated the convection oven baking function in Advantium and showed the value of being able to bake a full dessert without having to turn on a full-sized oven.
Since much of the joy of cooking comes from the process of learning something new, these new homeowners enjoyed the Monogram team stepping in their door and showing them the possibilities.
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I have had an Advantium for 7 years. I praise it’s abilities and promote its possibilities to anyone who enters my house. I would like to see more information and recipes on how to use this wonderful cooking utensil. Even though I use it daily for many different task I would like to have a simple set of recipes and instructions that could demonstrate all of its abilities as the best piece of cooking equipment you could own. This article was interesting but where are the recipes for the rest of us to try out for ourselves and guest? Please add a section to your weekly Monogram email article that would include recipes and cooking tips specifically to use with the Advantium Oven. Also a simple guide on how to modify recipes and cooking instructions to get the best results using the Advantium Oven would elevate the comfort zone for using the oven. Thank you very much and I look forward to hearing back from you.
Hi Teresa – thanks for your feedback! We’re glad to hear how much you love your Advantium. Have you checked out all of the Advantium recipes on our website at http://genet.geappliances.com/Recipes/Dispatcher?REQUEST=GEARResults&Criteria=Advantium&ID=&Name=Advantium. We’re also working to reinvigorate the content on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/advantium/) so you will see more exciting videos, tips and other helpful info. Hope you enjoy the new content!