Bar Mood

Patricia Boyer, Lois Bloom - July/August 2011

Bolstered by the availability of full menus, its flexibility, and affordable convenience, dining at the bar seems to be more popular than ever. Lois Bloom and Patricia Boyer scout out tableware to make even the most casual meal special.


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    Spiegelau (www.spiegelau.com) Holding 13 1/2 oz. and standing 6" high, the tulip-shaped Stemmed Pilsner is popular for a variety of beers.

    American Metalcraft (www.amnow.com) The stainless-steel Twisted 5-Cone Stand holds five small (5 3/4 oz.) or medium (10 oz.) melamine cones in black or white. Serve anything from appetizers and small bites to desserts.


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    Villeroy & Boch (www.villeroy-boch.com) White on white relief-lined rims highlight the flowing lines of “Sedona” porcelain. The 10 1/4" oval flat plate is shown.

    Libbey Foodservice (www.libbey.com) Imported from Italy, “Pisa” barware has a shape reminiscent of the famed tower. The 10 3/4 oz. hi-ball is shown.

    Tablecraft (www.tablecraft.com) Crafted of brushed stainless steel, the 3 3/4" by 4" Fry Cup and 4 1/2" by 7" Fry Cone are great for appetizers, bar snacks, or even a fabulous way to serve desserts. 12" white paper liners are available.


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    Orion Trading & Design (www.oriontrading.com) “Tutti-Frutti” multicolored Mexican recycled glass enlivens exotic drinks, Martinis, and Margaritas. In addition to the 15 oz. 7" Margarita/Martini and 12 oz. 3 1/2" all-purpose rocks shown, the collection includes a 12 oz. Margarita coupette and a 16 oz. hi-ball.

    Korin (www.korin.com) Free-form edges give the rustic “Oribe” 10 1/2" by 9 1/2" round plate handmade appeal. A rectangular version is also available.


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    Riedel (www.riedel.com) “Swirl” is a casual line of non-lead, stemless wine glasses with a rippled shape designed to facilitate swirling and aerating the wine. The 20 1/2 oz. red wine glass stands at 4 3/4".

    Seltmann (www.seltmann-usa.com) From the “Savoy” line of white porcelain come the 12" by 8" Platter and the 10 3/4" by 8" Deep Platter. In addition to being dramatic, the large rim and small well make small portions appear larger.


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    Oneida Foodservice (foodservice.oneida.com) “Francine,” from Walther-Glas Austrian crystal, is a stylish sophisticated collection of coordinating barware and wine glasses featuring brilliant, finely polished laser-cut sheer rims and long pulled stems. Shown are the rocks and hi-ball.

    Bernardaud (www.bernardaud.com) The stylish “Biarritz” Limoges Tureen with lid holds 12 ounces. Great for soups, seafood stews, or a truffled mac and cheese. The 5 oz. size will accommodate a serving of foie gras mousse or rillettes.

    Apilco (www.apilco-usa.com) The gently curled 9.1" “Nara” square porcelain plate with a wide-fingerprint rim works perfectly for apps or a variety of desserts. Also available in 5.9", 10.7", and 12" sizes.


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    Lenox (www.lenox.com) “Alumina Accessories,” a collection of slanted bowls and platters, square bowls, and rectangular trays, adds visual appeal and flair to enhance presentation. The 9" slanted oval plate is shown.

    Steelite International USA (www.steelite.com) The “Classic Cocktail” stems are perfectly suited to the demand for vintage cocktails. The 5-piece collection includes the Nick and Nora and Paris Coupe Champagne shown here, as well as the Martini/Champagne Saucer, the Alsace, and the Champagne Flute.