CinCin’s New ‘Grillworks Infierno’ A Canadian First


CinCin’s New ‘Grillworks Infierno’ A Canadian First
– Vancouver Restaurant Elevates Culinary Experience North of the Border –

Vancouver, B.C. (September 29th, 2014) – “It’s a natural evolution of our contemporary Italian cuisine,” says CinCin Ristorante Executive Chef Andrew Richardson.”

Andrew RichardsonChef Richardson is referring to the installation of CinCin’s brand new Grillworks Infierno, a two-metre behemoth of aviation-grade stainless steel, replete with rear-mounted fire cages, a rotisserie capable of hoisting whole lambs, and steel crankwheels that raise and lower the massive grills above apple and alder hardwood and embers.

CinCin Ristorante will be the first restaurant in Canada to have an Infierno.

“The redesign of our kitchen has been a two-year project in concept and execution,” Richardson says. “Our wood-burning forno served us well for 25 years, but this new Grillworks system allows us twice as much room and countless more options – the opportunity to evolve our Italian menus and really use the sorcery of open fire to full advantage. The design is beautiful and intelligent – the adjustable grills mean that cooking temperatures can be controlled precisely and immediately. It’s a remarkable machine.”

Also remarkably versatile, the Infierno can rotisserie roasts, slow-fire many varieties of fish over lower temperatures at greater distance from the heat, or sear-grill prime steaks and chops quickly over very hot embers. The system also creates a “fire to feed the fire” – the rear-mounted fire cage feeds the fruit woods under the grill, combining
both wood smoke and the heat of the naturally produced charcoal.

GrillworksCinCin Grill hand-builds every grill in northern Michigan. The company is helmed by Ben Eisendrath, who revived his foreign correspondent father’s original Grillery® design (a favorite of James Beard himself) then elevated it to the fiery Infierno® series now found in the kitchens of celebrity chefs and restaurateurs such as Danny Meyer, Michael Chiarello, José Andrésand Dan Barber. The Wall Street Journal recently dubbed his creations “Next-level machines.”

“The real evolution at CinCin,” says Toptable Group president Michael Doyle, “will occur as we transition our menus to maximize this new cooking dynamic. It’s a whole new way of approaching our cuisine, and we are confident that our many loyal guests will enjoy it.”


CinCin Ristorante will be closed from October 12th to 22nd for the installation of the new grill and further modifications to the restaurant kitchen, and will reopen for dinner on the evening of Thursday, October 23rd. For reservations, please call CinCin Ristorante at 604 688 7338 or email


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One of Canada’s leading hospitality groups, Toptable Group has four elegant, yet approachable, restaurants in Vancouver and Whistler: Araxi, CinCin, Blue Water Cafe and West, as well as the chocolaterie, patisserie and café, Thierry. More information can be found online at

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Toptable Group
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