Dining-In Style

Patricia Boyer, Lois Bloom - April 2012

Where form, function, and flare coalesce, Lois Bloom and Patricia Boyer have selected stylish yet practical wares that lend panache to in-room dining.

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    Orion Trading & Design (www.oriontrading.com) Measuring 4 1/4" at the base and 4 3/4" by 6 3/4" at the top, the sculptural “Bread/Croissant Basket” is formed in stainless steel with a random-sanded finish and comes with a matching 1 ounce ramekin for butter—or sugar cubes, as shown here.

    Villeroy & Boch (www.villeroy-boch.com) The “Urban Nature” 23 1/2 ounce porcelain tea/coffee pot and 11 7/8 ounce mug with cover, finished in brilliant white with a lead-free double glaze process, carry a five-year rim guarantee.

    Rivolta Carmignani (www.dahlgrenduck.com) Underscore refinement with crisp white 100 percent double-twisted Egyptian cotton.

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    Tablecraft (www.tablecraft.com) The insulat­ed double-walled “Bali” hammered stainless-steel wine/Champagne cooler measures 4 3/4" by 7 1/4".

    Riedel (www.riedel.com) The machine-made, lead-free “O” Champagne flute stands 6 1/4" high with a 9-ounce capacity.

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    Bernardaud (www.bernardaud.com) Measur­ing 8" in diameter by 1 1/2" deep, the versatile porcelain “Biarritz” cassolette is convenient for scrambled eggs and bacon, salads, a plate of pasta, or a dish of berries. Also available in 5 1/2" diameter.

    Seltmann (www.seltmann-usa.com) New additions to the “Savoy” collection include the 8 ounce free-form soup cup, the 3 ounce party spoon, and the 12" by 8" rectangular plate. A saucer is also available.

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    Richard Ginori 1735 (www.richardginori1735.com) The tripodal porcelain Egg Cup from the “Antares” collection is a delightful wake-up call for room service. A sugar packet holder and bud vase complete the setting.

    Libbey Foodservice (www.libbey.com) Contemporary “Embassy” features a range of rocks glasses and tumblers that are heat-treated for enhanced durability and come with Libbey’s Safedge Rim Lifetime Guarantee. The 6 ounce juice glass is shown.

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    Lenox (www.lenox.com) Brilliant in white bone china, the 11" square dinner plate is from the “Tin Can Alley” Group. Also available in a 9" square accent plate and a 7" square bowl, as well as a complete range of standard service pieces.

    American Metalcraft (www.amnow.com) A “crown” is formed in the top of this 2" high square stainless-steel plate cover that corresponds to the foot of your plate to facilitate stacking. Available in 10 sizes, the 10 3/4" cover is shown.

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    Oneida Foodservice (foodservice.oneida.com) Part of the Fine Dining collection, “Perimeter” flatware bears a lustrous sheen with seamless beveled handles and balanced contours in 18/10 stainless steel or silver plate.

    Steelite International USA (www.steelite.com) Designed by Rene Ozorio, the “Concerto” 15 7/8" by 6 5/8" three-compartment tray has a matching plate cover, making it easier to deliver ever-popular triple presentations. A complete range of standard service items is available.