The artiest barbecue of all time
Part barbecue, part work of art, all French: this is outdoor cooking straight from your sci-fi dreams
The French do things differently. The Sculpture Brasero Barbecue Cesarré Kara, then, isn’t so much a barbecue as an ooh-la-la- becue. The auteur behind this work of culinary art, Bertrand Charrier, says he created the range to “take into account that barbecues spend more time unlit than lit”. It looks like a portal to another dimension, or an altar on which evil space priests make sacrifices to ancient gods. But it’s actually a big grill on which rich people cook large prawns. Made of black, electro-galvanized steel, it weighs 150 kilos, with a 50cm2 grill that’s removeable for easy cleaning. Is it a tad costly? Mais oui, bien sûr! US$7,300, cesarre.fr
The Kara is part of the Scul pture Brasero range Also available: Aral and java BB Qs, Ceram coffee table with central hearth (pictured top) and Iyo seating, in powdered steel for your bum-numbing convenience. Designer Bertrand Charrier co mes fro m “A long line of Vend ée cabinet makers ” and Is ins pired by “tri mming , subtle patina , materials , tools , smells , melting , finishing ”. Yes , he ’s French .