NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jul 18, 2012) - If it's July in Rockefeller Plaza, it must be House Beautiful magazine's Kitchen of the Year. The summer's must-see destination for brilliant kitchen design and innovative culinary happenings, America's "dream kitchen," presented in partnership with Tishman Speyer, is now in its fifth year. Now through Friday, July 20, the Kitchen of the Year will host non-stop presentations from an incredible array of celebrated and innovative chefs as well as tastings, kitchen tours, design presentations and more. All events are open to the public. A complete schedule of events can be found: www.housebeautiful.com/KOTY. Highlights include:
- Todd English of Olives restaurant demonstrates Korean Style Grilled Skirt Steak (July 18)
- Highlighting the locavore culinary movement, star chefs from New York-area restaurants Peekamoose, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, and Gigi's Trattoria will prepare dishes and beverages with locally-sourced ingredients (July 19)
- Made In America: American Treasures Culinary Experience that recognizes individuals and small producers in America (July 19)
- Miles Angelo of Caribou Club will demonstrate Cappalletti with Duck Confit (July 19)
To mark this special fifth anniversary kitchen, House Beautiful has enlisted top kitchen designer Mick De Giulio to bring his passion for comfortable, livable and beautiful kitchens to the Plaza. The 1,000-square-foot kitchen conservatory that De Giulio designed features two fully-functioning kitchens, indoor and outdoor, where delectable bites and sips will be offered throughout the day. The kitchen brings together a wide array of premier building and home decoration companies, including Belgard Hardscapes, Caesarstone, Kohler, KraftMaid Cabinetry, Whirlpool, Aircraft Scentsticks, Ann Sacks, Circa Lighting, The Container Store, de Giulio kitchen design, Frontgate, Glidden, Grandin Road, Grothouse, Hickory Chair, iRobot, Kravet, Michael Aram, Napoleon Fireplaces, Shaw Floors, and VTech.
The Kitchen of the Year is located on the North Plaza Block of Rockefeller Plaza (50th and 51st Streets, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues) and is open to the public daily through July 20.
For design fans outside of the New York City area, the Kitchen of the Year will be featured online at www.housebeautiful.com/KOTY with videos, podcasts and other special features as well as in the October 2012 issue of House Beautiful, which will be available on newsstands in mid-September.
About House Beautiful
House Beautiful is the leading authority on American home design and decoration, reaching more than seven million readers every month. Founded in 1896, House Beautiful is the oldest continuously published shelter magazine in the United States. In May 2012, House Beautiful won the American Society of Magazine Editors award for General Excellence in the Lifestyle Magazines category. In addition to its U.S. flagship, House Beautiful publishes two editions abroad. Readers also can interact with the brand digitally on House Beautiful mobile (m.housebeautiful.com) and through e-editions on Zinio, iPad, B&N Nook and Kindle Fire. House Beautiful is published by Hearst Magazines, the largest publisher of monthly magazines in the U.S. (ABC 2011), which reaches 82 million adults each month (Spring 2012 MRI). Follow House Beautiful on Twitter at @housebeautiful.
About de Giulio kitchen design
de Giulio kitchen design has two Chicago area showrooms, including one at LuxeHome in Chicago's Merchandise Mart. The company was founded by Mick De Giulio over 25 years ago and is internationally recognized for innovative interior architecture and product design for kitchens. In addition to designing an extensive array of signature products under the de Giulio Collection label, Mick De Giulio has designed several best-selling product lines for the German kitchen cabinet manufacturer SieMatic, and a collection of sinks for Kallista (a Kohler company) which includes the Multiere, named Best of Year 2011 by Interior Design magazine. Mick is a frequent speaker at industry events, his work has been extensively published both nationally and internationally, and in 2010, his first book, Kitchen Centric was released by Balcony Press. For more information on de Giulio kitchen design, visit www.degiuliodesign.com.
About Tishman Speyer
Tishman Speyer is the co-owner and manager of Rockefeller Center, the world-famous real estate, shopping and dining complex in the heart of midtown Manhattan. Rockefeller Center is the site of numerous public exhibits and events, including large-scale installations of public art by world-renowned artists including Takashi Murakami, Jeff Koons and Jonathan Borofsky. Tishman Speyer has earned a worldwide reputation for innovative utilization of public art in its signature commercial properties, which include Rockefeller Center and Chrysler Center. Tishman Speyer is committed to the preservation and restoration of Rockefeller Center and the historic Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center, one of New York's top attractions. Each day an estimated 350,000 people visit the Rockefeller Plaza complex, which during the holidays is home to the most famous Christmas Tree in the world.