From Cook's Tour de Force
, May 2001
This kitchen is so over the top with its colossal 1,400-pound range hood hovering a Jules Verne rocket ship over a giant cantilevered marble countertop—it's like something from a movie set. Even the French-made, 8-burner range seems ready for its casting call on The Titanic
. But the whole place hangs together in a vaguely fin-de-siï¿½
cle old-world way, as a celebration of the art of cooking. I, for one, would give my eye teeth to be able to crank up that stove and spend a weekend there preparing a feast that even Babette would envy.
—Thomas Baker, Building Technology Editor