An exceptional food and beverage experience is defined less by white tablecloths and strict dress codes than by the artistic expressions of chefs, mixologists and sommeliers.
Clubs and resorts face a challenge in keeping up with the evolving dining preferences of members and guests. Fine dining in its purest sense is shrinking with the addition of upscale and casual dining spaces. Today, an exceptional food and beverage experience is defined less by white tablecloths and strict dress codes than by the artistic expressions of chefs, mixologists and sommeliers.
“We understand that many of today’s customers are looking for the elements of a fine dining experience – menu innovation, inviting tabletop, exclusive wine and cocktail offerings, and high-quality service – in a more casual and relaxed setting,” said Susan J. Dountas, director of foodservice marketing for Libbey Inc.
This trend towards a more casual atmosphere is accompanied by evolving culinary trends, such as global flavors, natural and local ingredients, communal dining and vintage cocktail culture. The use of the right plate, glass or flatware can help present artistic food and beverages in creative ways that echo the upscale setting guests expect regardless of the venue. These presentations keep guests remembering and talking about the experience long after the table is cleared. “Although the setting may have changed, the appreciation of artfully plated food and beverage remains at the heart of fine dining,” Dountas said.
Mix and Match Brings Versatility to Fine and Casual Settings
By mixing shapes, colors, sizes and styles, tableware can be integrated into service and elevate the experience at a variety of venues, from weddings to clubhouse dining to events. Libbey’s Artistry Collection™ includes dinnerware, glassware and flatware that offer this versatility. Each piece from this exclusive offering is artfully selected for creative mixing and uncompromising performance, providing club and resort managers with a broad range of tabletop choices. The Artistry Collection responds to the evolving expectations of a satisfying food and beverage experience with high-quality premium tableware.
A Rich and Varied Palette
Artistry Collection provides the complete palette of tabletop products to enhance guests’ appreciation of culinary artistry, including:
- SCHÖNWALD – The discreet elegance of porcelain dinnerware shines a spotlight on the creative staging of signature cuisine.
- Spiegelau – Known for its fine stemware and other premium drinkware assortments, its ultra-thin walls and finest sheer rims are examples of detailed craftsmanship.
- Nachtmann – Offers a variety of upscale serveware, decorative products, stemware and drinkware for fine dining establishments.
- Reed & Barton – Flatware that brings style and elegance to every table. The selection of fine 18/10 stainless steel and silverplated flatware offers timeless appeal with long-standing durability.
The inclusion of Libbey’s Artistry Collection into the tabletop allows clubs and resorts to meet the growing expectations of today’s members and guests, creating experiences that will be remembered and shared.
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