The Miami weather may have been balmy, but it was cool times at last night’s National Kitchen + Bath Association (NKBA) and Monogram partner event at the Impel America showroom. Designers and foodies converged on the multi-line showroom to watch Celebrity Chef and two-time "Chopped" champion James Briscione (@jamesbriscione) whip up his tantalizing homemade gnocchi and seared tuna.
“Wasn’t that amazing?” asked Susan Cozzi, Senior Designer Engagement Leader at Monogram, after watching guests chow down on the famous chef’s dishes. It was so good, in fact, that NKBA Creative Content Manager Dianne Pogoda said she took notes so she could make the dishes this weekend.
Many other guests also felt the same, though they hoped to get some of the leftovers to bring home. “I hope we can bring some of this home,” said Robert Gil, Director of Contract Administration at NELSON, Miami, whose wife spotted a shower she wanted to buy as she strolled around the showroom.
As he looked around the showroom near the end of the night, Impel America owner Hector Marulanda summed up the experience: “Yes, great company…and great food.” Then he handed out a round of his showroom’s famous coffee.