Now I love blogging, but mostly its lots of hard work and wondering if anybody except your mother and your facebook friends are reading what you post. But every now and then it is a whole lot of fun. Last week I was invited to the Best Home Chef finale at the new Winning Appliances showroom in Redfern. Good food, lots of lovely people, celeb chefs and some serious kitchen eye candy made the event a memorable one.
But it's the kitchen candy I want to talk about. The new Winnings showroom is gorgeous, light and bright, with at least 5 dream show kitchens for you to drool over. If you are thinking of a kitchen upgrade and want some ideas, its a good place to start, I wish it had been built when I was doing my planning. And its pretty handy that you can look at appliances at the same time.
In the past parking has been a bit of a nightmare in Dank Street but, with parking at the new Aldi and Coles on the corner of Dank and Bourke, it's a whole lot easier now. If you can't get to the showroom, have a look at the great project gallery on the Winnings website. I am loving the combination of white and wood in the Bondi kitchen, which is your dream design?
I loved the industrial touches in the show kitchen that Mark Best (bottom right above) cooked in, rusted Tolix stools, gorgeous metal crates hanging above the counter which didn't photograph well, and a collection of industrial pendant lights. I will have to go back and take some more photo's, it was just to busy to get good shots on the night, and the other kitchens were lovely.
I like that Winnings see themselves as more than a showroom, more than just a retailer, they see themselves as the hub for a community of real home cooks, real people cooking in real kitchens, enjoying food with family and friends. Sounds good doesn't it. Pop in and see for yourselves.
This post was not paid for and all opinions (and photographs) are genuine and entirely my own.