Zephyr partners with Top Chef and James Beard Foundation winner Karen Akunowicz
Roma Groove Range Hood plays your favorite playlists and Presrv ™ Chill Wines to perfection
Posted: October 26, 2021 at 7:21 a.m. EDT|Update: 2 hours ago
SAN FRANCISCO, October 26, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Zephyr announced its partnership with Top Chef and James Beard Foundation winner Karen Akunowicz. The BostonThe chef has included the Roma Groove range hood and Presrv ™ dual zone wine cooler in his home renovation, and the full-size Presrv wine cooler in his new restaurant, Bar Volpe, which is opening its doors this autumn.
The Roma Groove allows me to express myself through great food and music at home, and the sound quality is fantastic.
The Roma Groove range hood helps home chefs find their rhythm in the kitchen with the ability to stream playlists from Bluetooth® devices such as cell phones and tablets. The hood takes center stage in the kitchen and contributes to an upbeat environment that invites family and friends. “The Roma Groove allows me to express myself through great food and music at home,” Akunowicz explains. “The sound quality is fantastic and has replaced my need for a stereo system downstairs in our house. I love that whether I’m testing recipes for my cookbook or entertaining guests, the hood takes care of the dirty work, also playing all my favorite tracks. “
Chief Akunowicz lived in Italy worked as a chef for a year and traveled across the country. This time abroad, she inspired her new restaurant, Bar Volpe. The restaurant’s design is modern Italian with a vintage touch, which includes an on-site pasta room and shop, a wood-fired grill, and a custom bar. The bar has a beautiful art deco arch where the Presrv Full Size wine cooler is located and it is one of the first things customers will see when they enter the restaurant.
“The full-size dual-zone wine cooler not only keeps our reserve bottles at the perfect temperature, whether red, white or bubbly, but also offers the combination of style and function that I was looking to incorporate into the design of the restaurant, ”Akunowicz explains.
Akunowicz stores their own favorite varietals at home in the Presrv Dual Zone wine cooler, a model that features two separate temperature zones for storing reds and whites, full-extension black wood racks, and 3-color LED lighting in cloud white, deep Blue and Amber. “I love that I can store my favorite Nebbiolo and Pino on the bottom, Prosecco and Etna Bianco on the top, and all of them are kept at the perfect temperature.”
“We love Karen’s food – and her rock’n’roll attitude,” says Luc Siow, Zéphyr President. “Her high standards have brought her to where she is today – and she also applies those standards to her home. Which is why we’re thrilled that she has partnered with us for her recent kitchen remodel and new restaurant.”
For over 25 years Zephyr has transformed the ventilation industry and played a pivotal role in kitchen design trends. The company has challenged the perception of what ventilation means in kitchen design and created a new awareness of the importance of a high performance ventilation system. Zephyr continues its commitment to unexpected design with Presrv ™, its premier collection of wine and beverage coolers.
About Karen Akunowicz
Karen Akunowicz is the chef / owner of Fox & the Knife Enoteca and Bar Volpe Risorante e Pastificio at Boston. In 2015 Karen became a fan favorite when she appeared on Bravo’s Emmy nominated show “Top Chef”, returned in 2020 to appear on “Top Chef All Stars” and was a judge on Top Chef. and Top Chef Canada. She has also appeared on Food Network’s “Defeat Bobby Flay. “In 2016, she was named one of the ’21 Badass Women Changing the Food World’ by Marie Claire magazine, and the following year she co-wrote Myers + Chang at Home (Houghton Mifflin; 2017). In 2018, Karen won the prestigious James Beard Foundation Award in the Best Chef: Northeast category, and in 2019, Fox & the Knife was named one of Food and wine‘s Best New Restaurants, among many other honors and distinctions. Karen is represented by COLLECTIVE ARC.
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