The Stonegrill Concept
The method of cooking food on stones can be traced back to the Ancient Egyptians and Vikings. Through the introduction and development of it’s Concept and System, Stonegrill International have refined and perfected this age-old idea for the modern-day diner and restaurateur. Now, Stonegrill™ offers a unique interactive dining experience where diners meals are served cooking at the table on super-heated natural volcanic stones. These specially selected stones, chosen for their high heat retention, are heated to 400°C/752°F in our purpose-built Stonegrill™ oven. Meals are presented within a protective ceramic serving tray, sided by vegetables and condiments.
The high temperature obtained with the Stonegrill™ Method, sears the product faster and locks in the natural juices and nutrients, enhancing the full flavour and tenderness of all foods.
The unique “dry cooking” method, uses no added fats or oils and sears the food without burning. This method also eliminates product shrinkage, taste transfer from cooking compounds and carbonization of the cooking surface. It ensures a clean, and completely natural food flavour, not achievable with conventional cooking methods.
The result is a freshly grilled, healthy and nutritious meal with a sensational taste, unique to Stonegrill™.
The Stonegrill System
The flexibility of the system excites the imagination of chefs, as there is an endless choice of fresh foods that can be cooked on the Stonegrill™, such as seafood, meats, poultry, vegetables or fruits.
The stone is heated to precisely 400°C (752°F) in the Stonegrill™ oven. It is then removed with the oven scoop provided, and placed upon the stainless steel tray contained within the specially designed ceramic underplate. The selected food item is then placed on the stone, vegetables, garnish and condiments are placed in the side compartments of the underplate. The Stonegrill™ meal is then presented at the diner’s table by way of a serving cart. On completion of the meal, the stone is removed for cleaning.
The Stones The specially selected stones, chosen for their high latent heat retention, are non toxic, non porous, and pass the FDA safety requirements. Other types of stone cannot capture and retain the perfect temperature essential for Stonegrill™ cooking. This stone retains a “prime cooking” temperature for 30 minutes, and remains hot for more than 60 minutes.
Today, Stonegrill™ is recognized as being one of the healthiest methods of cooking, and is now featured in hundreds of restaurants world-wide.These restaurants offer Stonegrill™ meals with a guaranteed standard of quality that diners have come to expect.
Stonegrill™ dining enables patrons to enjoy a meal freshly grilled to personal taste, whether it be rare, medium or well done. When a Stonegrill™ meal is presented at the table, diners simply turn over their Stonegrill™ selection, then cut and side-lay a portion or two, allowing these to sear and cook to their liking. Their meal remains hot and enjoyable, as the natural volcanic stone retains a prime cooking temperature for 30 minutes, allowing diners to eat at leisure, with every bite as hot and delicious as the first.
The absence of oils or fats and the quick searing of the product at a specific temperature, ensures a delicious meal which is healthier and lower in calories than traditional cooking methods. Stonegrill™ definitely stands apart from any other cuisine. Its fresh healthy approach, unique style, and presentation attracts and satisfies diners.
The Stonegrill™ System enables operators to offer diners an internationally recognizable Stonegrill™ menu, which can be integrated or varied as part of a more extensive à la carte or Stonegrill Menu.