It’s ASID Board Meeting Week which means I am looking for new ideas to connect with our Board of Directors and Headquarters staff, who are sprinkled throughout the country. What better way to celebrate two days of Zoom business meetings than with a virtual happy hour with our friends at Signature Kitchen Suite? A little cooking and cocktailing with homemade Limoncello sounds like the perfect vehicle to “take us away” while remaining safe at home.
While the world overall is far from back to “normal”, as design industry members, we try to personally remain creative by designing moments to celebrate connection, education and lifestyle. It helps us in our professional lives as we continue to work remotely, creating solutions for our clients in a new, unique, virtual way.
The last time our ASID Board was with the Signature Kitchen Suite team, we were behind the scenes cooking on appliances and working one-on-one with Chef Nick to understand unique cooking methods such as sous vide (pronounced sue-veed). We also were exposed to the LG Styler, an innovative in-home clothing steamer, that we love to integrate into our clients’ laundry room designs. This in-person visit, held at Napa’s Vista Collina Resort a couple of years ago, allowed us to understand the SKS product line more deeply so we could share the featured products with our clients. Experiences like this provide our clients with the ability to make the most informed decisions for their lifestyle when designing their homes with us—we share what we learn and they benefit through our knowledge.
This recent distanced meeting had us tapping back into sous vide practices on a smaller scale to make Limoncello at home with each other virtually. French for “under-vacuum,” sous vide is a cooking technique where food is vacuum sealed and then submerged in water and slow-cooked at a constant precise temperature until it’s perfectly cooked. Sous vide has been the go-to method in some of the world’s best restaurants for years—and for good reason—it brings food to the precise temperature chefs look for and delivers perfect doneness, edge-to-edge, every time. Thanks to innovative thinking, professional sous vide is now available to the home cook, bringing with it restaurant-worthy results to steaks, chicken, fish, eggs, vegetables, and now Limoncello! Check out Chef Nick’s Limoncello recipe and duplicate it for yourself—you won’t regret it! Cheers!