It’s here! The 2009 Kitchen of the Year was unveiled at Rockefeller Center this morning. It’s beautiful and functional, but haven’t we already seen this kitchen before? Designed by Ina Garten, it is a dead-ringer for the kitchen in her fabulous barn. Don’t get me wrong, I adore the Barefoot Contessa and think her taste is impeccable, but I feel as though this year’s kitchen is sort of lacking in the surprise department. I would imagine that most of the people who would be interested in this would be design lovers and foodies, both of whom have most likely already seen Ina’s personal dream kitchen which she designed and had built in her barn. It was also featured in House Beautiful last autumn. I blogged about it here. You be the judge. The Kitchen of the Year is beautiful and quintessentially Ina, but do you wish we’d seen something a little more unexpected?
Tour the kitchen with Ina and Al Roker: