Sheffield’s HK Projects has finished a project to outfit new Leeds-based fine dining and Japanese-themed restaurant, Issho.
The new restaurant – the third D&D restaurant within Leeds city centre – is a £165m, 7,807ft2 development located within the Victoria Gate Centre.
The theatre kitchen featured bespoke Palux cooking suites supplied by Northants-based Euro Catering. To suit the demands of Issho’s menu, this was designed, for this particular client, with four-zone induction, an oven and two custom-made Robata grills.
The flame grills are said to be highly efficient and are housed behind a glass screen, to allow diners to see chefs preparing the Japanese dishes that are soon to appear on their plate.
In the kitchen, the main Palux island also consists of fryers, induction hobs, plancha and a modified Palux Vario Pan component, tailor-made for Japanese cuisine. This contains both dipping wells and frying with thermostatic restriction, which makes them suitable for frying Japanese tempura dishes.
HK Projects’ Jason Fish said: “From the beginning, Euro Catering and Palux were very accommodating with regard to the design and he construction of the suites. This ensured that available access at the site would not be an issue when it came to installation. The variations built into the design and the quality of the suites themselves also meant that client wishes were met and exceeded. The aesthetics of the finished fit are quite spectacular and the customer has provided very positive feedback.”
Euro Catering’s sales director, Justin Towns, added: “Palux suites are so flexible and accommodating when it comes to variants required for specific menus that they are wow-factor solution providers. Whilst functionality and energy efficiency are aspects most associated with Palux suites, they are also visually stunning, meaning that the best of both worlds – efficiency and aesthetics – can be enjoyed.”