Is your Uptown Dallas apartment kitchen complete?

A kitchen without a knife is not a kitchen.

– Masaharu Morimoto

Masaharu Morimoto is one of the foremost chefs of our time, an Iron Chef and an overall icon of the culinary arts. His opinion is forged from years of striving to perfect his craft and succeeding. When someone of Morimoto’s stature puts forth a statement like the above, it carries a lot of weight and should be carefully considered.

Ardan apartments were created to serve a discriminating clientele. The kitchens are superb, designed to be understated and elegant, filled with beautiful, useful appliances and materials that are not only practical, but aesthetically pleasing, as well. But, by Morimoto’s definition, are incomplete until a knife is present.

So, a knife is a necessity. Should you go with an inexpensive, poorly made and designed one, or spend for something that will last for years, is finely crafted and makes using it a true pleasure?

Our residents tend to believe that when you do things, you should do them the right way. When you buy something, it should be of a certain quality and a joy to use, whether it’s an everyday piece, like a comb, or an item that will stand the test of time.

If prudent, an Ardan kitchen would come with an extraordinary knife to complement every aspect of the space, but kitchen knives are too personal of a purchase. Everyone is different. Different sizes, different styles, different techniques. A knife should be an extension of your hand and give you the utmost confidence on the cutting board. One knife, no matter how exceptional, doesn’t fit all.

To find the right fit, head to a specialty kitchen store like Sur La Table on Cole Avenue. A good kitchen outfitter will stock an excellent selection of knives from Japanese-style to German steel. Explore, ask questions, and, most importantly, try out a variety of brands and styles. Learn about the differences of each style, types of steel and see which one is ‘THE ONE’ for you.

Find the one you can’t live without and bring it home to your Ardan apartment in Uptown Dallas to complete your kitchen with style. Take care of your knife and it will serve you well for years, which will put a smile on your face, and perhaps Morimoto’s, too.