In designing the custom kitchen of Tru a decade ago, chef-partner Rick Tramonto and pastry chef-partner Gale Gand took inspiration from Michelin-starred restaurants they experienced in England and France. Such hallmarks as an island-style cooking suite, a separate pastry shop for Gand and a warm, colorful interior kitchen decor all had their roots in their European sojourns.The budget for the kitchen alone was about $1.2 million, Tramonto recalled, sheer luxury for ...

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