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Cooking Up Tradition with the New Chicago Brick Oven

Imagine you’re sitting in your backyard, drinking a nice glass of wine while enjoying the brightly colored flames and rustic crackle of your outdoor fireplace. Now imagine – on that same fire – you cook cedar plank salmon, a side of roasted veggies and a flourless chocolate almond cake to share with friends.

Backyard Brick Ovens - available in JacksonvilleThis traditional method of outdoor cooking is possible via Chicago Brick Oven (CBO), a leading US manufacturer in wood-fired brick ovens that combines classic design with a proprietary manufacturing system. From the three-piece Etna Model 500, great for the handy do-it-yourselfer, to the ultra-luxurious Vesuvio from the Mario Batali Vesuvio Series, CBO introduces a unique focal point to your outdoor living space and takes entertaining alfresco-style to a whole new level.

The ovens are available in three design options, allowing it to fit beautifully into a variety of hardscape and landscape styles. You can create an outdoor kitchen to suit your oven or an oven to suit your already existing outdoor kitchen. Each is of quality construction with superior engineering design and high-strength, materials reinforced with stainless steel to ensure peak performance and results.

Starting this year, Oldcastle Coastal, a local hardscape company, started offering Chicago Brick Oven wares. Mike Costello, accounts manager for Oldcastle, is excited to offer North Florida this authentic and innovative product. “It’s amazing how quickly things cook in there,” he says of the low-weight oven that gets to well-over 500 degrees. “Pizza cooks in just 5 minutes.”

Although brick oven fires are traditionally known for baking breads and pizza pies, you can cook virtually anything in a CBO. The website (chicagobrickoven.com) features an extensive list of recipes: everything from Valencia Paella to Chipotle Shrimp and Pineapple Kabobs to Pork Tenderloin Wrapped in Bacon – even a Stuffed Turkey! It’s a great way to impress friends and family with a meal prepared in a flavorful and authentic way.

The ovens are designed and manufactured in the USA, so you avoid the time, hassle, worry and costs typically associated with imported wood-fired brick ovens. Oldcastle Coastal currently has the Mario Batali Etna 2 on display at their extensive outdoor showroom and design center located on Soutel Drive with all models available for order.

Costello, who’s been demonstrating the new oven, says, “I felt like I was firing up a new way to do outdoor cooking for the backyard experience, and opening up a whole new menu for outdoor grilling.”

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