LeFeber’s Wood-fired Forno Bravo Casa2G90 Oven Project Thrills Culinary Passion
Glenn LeFeber has been baking bread for over thirty years and now he and his wife Marilyn have the opportunity to bake bread and a never ending list of savory dishes in their own wood-fired oven. What a delightful challenge to master a wood-fired oven crusty bread that tastes like no other. Before the bread and before the roast chicken and before the pizza, they experienced what seemed like a very long W A I T for the oven to be fired up and ready to go! Glenn had researched their project for most of 2009 and they visited a lake home in Western Michigan with a Forno Bravo oven which really got them fired up! Planning is important! Last February they hired a landscape architect to work with them. They shared with us that this was money well spent. Building of the oven was the last phase of the project, coming after the regrading, laying pavers for a big patio area, building brick retaining walls, and the pergola. No wonder they were getting excited to fire up the oven!
The ARCH does offer a variety of pre-assembled ovens that once in place requires simply curing the oven with a series of fires and heat levels, though many if not most of the interests we receive include interests such as the LeFeber’s- to customize the cooking and entertainment area the way they want it, including the purchase of an oven kit and making it an integral part of the complete design. Glenn and Marilyn have been wonderful to work with. Once the final landscaping and construction of additional outdoor cabinetry is completed perhaps they will share a few more photos. Here are some images throughout the construction stages and the very first meals that came out of the oven.
Once the dome was completed a stucco coating was applied and personal touches completed the construction phase of the oven.
Many thanks to Glenn and Marilyn for sharing your project with us! Happy cooking!
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