Brendan McCarthy, Fly-fishing Captain and Welder/Fabricator, builds hand made, from scratch, Argentine-inspired Parrillas, Asados, Chapas and Braseros. Restaurants, Commercial and Residential. These are all made of American products. Check back soon to see a short web-video series on how these wood-fired grills are generally used.
Argentine Parrilla Grills
This is a restaurant level, structural steel, american-made, wood-fired Argentine Parrilla grill with side Brasero and repurposed Cast Iron hand wheel from the 1920's. It is 54" long, 28" deep and 72" high. It weighs around 300 pounds. This grill is inspired by Francis Mallmann, a world renowned chef from Argentina, who has single-handedly inspired the "Live-Fire" movement of large format cooking over wood in the outdoors. Before I met (and went fishing with) Francis, I didn't know any better than to cook over gas flame. He inspired me to look further, chase taste and the techniques that led me to build my own grill. This is the final product and has kept me busier than I ever would have thought. Wether it is a whole 20 pound Striped Bass, An entire suckling pig, A rack of ribs or a peck of eggplants or peppers, these grills give you the control to cook with more taste than any other outdoor technique I have seen. The signature "V" grill is solid stainless steel (as is the tray that it sits in) that enables the juices of your meat to flow into a catch basin, avoiding smoke and fire that might ruin your entree. Argentine cooking is based on the premise that live, wood coals are the basis for all cooking. No flames, no smoke that will ruin your food. This grill is designed around that premise. Cooking with "Live Fire" is as old as humans themselves. This grill is just the culmination of all that history in a package that will last, clean up easier, and taste the way cooking did back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. It would not be fair to compare this with the cheap chinese, disposable grills on the market today.They are hand-made in Brooklyn and I have built and sold 60 in the last year, including 8 that are what we call the "mini"-It is exactly 2/3 the size of the regular one, and 8 of the 60"
The list price of the grill is $4000. The "mini" is $500 less. The 60" is $500 more
*If you are wondering what makes these grills different than the others out there, here are 6 reasons. 1. They are completely welded, no bolting or screws no sheet-metal. 2. They have alot more steel, such as a high back for fire sparks and wind, as well as 2" square tubing for the cart. 3. They have extra large wheels for grass and gravel unlike all others. Small casters have no place on a very heavy grill such as these. unless you grill on a basketball court, then that is cool 4. The cart is fully "boxed" for stiffness and longevity. The legs will never bow or bend. ever. 5. A vintage re-purposed handwheel, harvested from old factories, instead of a $5 Chinese type. These grills also have a removable Brasero, an advanced slider/pulley system for vertical movement, and a removable grill top. I am happy to integrate any ideas you might have to make your grill just the way you want*
Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. I am willing to deliver to Long Island or otherwise within 50 miles of Brooklyn NY less tolls, etc.