With warm weather upon us, it is the traditional time of year to embrace the outdoors and dine under sunny skies
But gone are the days of using a small barbecue to cremate a sausage or two whilst sipping on a lukewarm glass of Pinot Blanc, now there is the Outdoor Kitchen. With a surge in popularity in recent years, the outdoor kitchen represents a new trend in al fresco dining.
As likely to be found on the terraces of country homes as in upscale city roof gardens, the second you step out the door, an outdoor kitchen takes over where your indoor kitchen left off, and brings with it the delights of freshly prepared dishes surrounded by the sights and sounds of the great outdoors. And if visions of gleaming metal boxes contrasting with leafy greens is not to your taste, look no further than our in-house garden designers, who know how to fit an outdoor kitchen into the profile of a garden with material selections that will complement the pristine stainless steel finish of ranges such as Fire Magic without detracting from the open setting.
Barbecues, side burners, rotisseries, pizza ovens, bar caddys, griddles, sinks .... the list goes on, with the potential for culinary delights endless. Finding their home in many a location, Fire Magic barbecues are the premium outdoor kitchen brand in the UK and Europe. With sleek lines and premium craftsmanship, this contemporary range of bbqs and accessories is unmatched in the UK. Such is the quality that the range comes with a life-time warranty, and the precision-engineered design, stainless steel burners and even heat distribution, ensures reduced flare-ups, allowing for the cooking of succulent lamb, mouth-watering Portobello burgers and not forgetting some sausages sizzled to perfection!
Outdoor Kitchens are not just the playmates of a spacious terrace or garden lawn, but can benefit the highest roof garden by extending your entertaining areas without compromising on style. Kensington Roof Gardens have long featured an al fresco cooking space, and at home, clever storage features under the barbecue such as built-in drawers and hidden bins allow you an appropriate balance of cooking and dining whilst embracing the city scape.
So whilst the men rediscover their inner chef, why not reach into your outdoor fridge, hidden discreetly under the work surface of your al fresco dining area, and pour yourself a glass of bubbly… chilled to perfection.
Photos and blog article courtesy of Fire Magic, part of The Lapa Company.