This past November, Vintage Classics republished Nigella Lawson’s 1998 best-seller “How to Eat: The Pleasures and Principles of Good Food,” and there may be no better companion to your new chef-worthy kitchen in your Midtown West luxury apartment at ARO. Lawson does sophisticated cooking and luxurious entertaining with ease and aplomb. The carefully designed kitchens at ARO give you the chance to set your inner chef free like never before.
In a kitchen with top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, Caesarstone countertops, custom cabinetry, and views of the city for a backdrop, you’ll have the perfect setting to sauté, simmer, and julienne your way through the hottest new cookbooks as your home becomes a diner’s paradise. Designate cabinet space for books by everyone from Lawson to Samin Nosrat, of “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat” fame, and from Yotam Ottolenghi to Magnus Nilsson, whose “The Nordic Cookbook” will be as visually transporting for your guests as his recipes are delicious. And don’t forget about the Epicurean Kitchen in ARO’s amenity club, where you can host an epic dinner party for friends and family when the party gets too large for your apartment. As Nilsson told Saveur magazine, “Every meal is a chance to entertain, even when it’s just family.” Combine what you learn from these authors and formulate your own culinary universe in a kitchen that will be the heart of any party.
With Whole Foods at the Time Warner Center close by, you’ll have access to all the heritage pork, grass-fed beef, wild salmon, and organic produce you will ever need to hone your skills as a chef and a host. Find inspiration while walking the aisles of ancient grains, or assessing the vast assortment of fruits and vegetables, the best of which will always match the season.
Think of menus that will complement the ARO views and modernist sensibility, like a Nordic feast featuring Nilsson’s roast leg of lamb with herbs and kale, Icelandic yogurt, and Swedish chocolate cake. Or, host a family dinner where you serve up a hit list of favorites passed down through generations with the help of Tamar Adler, whose book “Something Old, Something New: Classic Recipes Revised” springs from her knack for reinventing old standbys. Adler’s gift for learning from others and finding a voice for herself in the kitchen is contagious. Cooking and entertaining at ARO will make your new no-fee luxury apartment a true home to you and yours for years to come.