Tucked away near the gothic corner of 26th and Broadway, there’s a garden in full bloom. Step into Il Fiorista and you’ll be welcomed by an entryway table bursting with bouquets of floral arrangements. We’ll be frequenting this new Italian all-day spot in 2020—it’s steps away from our New York City showroom.

Il Fiorista’s dining room extends into a glowing space that’s right on track with what New York diners are looking for. Executive Chef Garrison Price sourced dinnerware patterns that would speak to a curated, homemade space that still very much hosts itself as a restaurant. Price’s attention to detail and support for sustainable manufacturing is why we’re featuring him as the face of our Total Food Service advertisement this year.

PAX by Figgjo Norway, a collection of dinnerware featuring unique beveled edges and earthy, hand-sprayed colorways, serves as the canvas for most of Price’s menu.

Complementing Figgjo’s high gloss, culinary grade porcelain is the sleek, satin-matte finish of Felt+Fat. The small batch, made-in-Philadelphia perfectionist in porcelain that’s on the horizon for even more greatness with the dawn of a new decade, and new production methods.

The selection of these two preferred partners showcases the collaborative dynamic at the core of dinnerware manufacturing and distribution.

We’re proud to feature these brands in our booth during the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show this year. Join us March 8th-10th and see it for yourself! For complimentary admission to the show, click here.

Pottstown, PA’s The Blue Elephant offers an instant escape, whether you’re a Philadelphia local looking for adventure just beyond the city limits or simply a traveling gourmand.

While the menu draws inspiration from multiple global culinary traditions, fusion is evident throughout. Inside an expansive reclaimed and restored bank, you’ll see design that juxtaposes classic and contemporary elements.

When curating their tabletop, it was important to have a mix of imperfect inspiration mixed with more polished porcelain. The Blue Elephant is the first restaurant in Pennsylvania to feature EARTH by Robert Gordon Australia, since we brought it stateside in early 2019. Earth’s organic shape and speckled finish are starkly contrasted against the cool asymmetry of Figgjo’s ELLIPSE bowls. Amefa’s Diplomate flatware in a vintage champagne finish frames these place settings while also highlighting the brass accents found throughout the dining room.

We’d never dissuade you from ordering a specialty cocktail, especially the signature color-changing “Blue Elephant,” but the restaurant’s stemware is truly striking. Their team selected the perfect all-purpose glass. CLIMATS by Nude Glass adds sleek structure to a tabletop that flows with modern, minimalist accents.

The Blue Elephant is helping breathe new life into a town once dominated by American industry, a small city that now hosts the steel-framed skeleton of a booming oil and steel town. The bank’s original vault remains intact and visible to guests from any point in the dining room. Large trees and light fixtures are placed with purpose, details we wish we saw more often. The piece de resistance? A full sized stone fountain that sits at the center of the restaurant. It makes sense once you uncover that Pearl Somboonsong, proprietor of Win Son Restaurants, carefully orchestrated the tabletop selections when planning for The Blue Elephant’s arrival in Pottstown.

If you’re opening a new restaurant and looking for tabletop inspiration, send us an email at LMT@singerequipment.com for a chance to be featured on our website! We’d love to hear from you.

At Maison Yaki, the newest project from the team behind Olmsted, the distance between Paris and Tokyo has never been shorter.

Petits plats meet yakitori on Executive Chef Greg Baxtrom’s expressive menu, and the front of the house mirrors Chef’s creativity and daring.

Contrast abounds throughout the restaurant. Servers sport black and white striped shirts in true Parisian fashion, while custom red striped Figgjo Klassik plates evoke the land of the rising sun. What’s black, white and red all over? Maison Yaki, of course.

Reinventing the rectangle, Maison Yaki’s tables are set with satin matte black rectangles from Felt+Fat that serve as the perfect share plate during a meal designed for reaching, passing, and maybe some grabbing.

Skewers fly to the table on Figgjo’s Gastronorm 1/8 trays. This 6” x 4-¾” dynamo is a small but mighty plate that shines in Figgjo’s classic optic white. It’s part of an extensive range that travels beautifully from the pass to the table and is equally suited for both.

Aruba flatware from Steelite winks at classic French cafes everywhere. This pattern features a subtle cross-stitch added to the traditional Contour pattern to create an elevated take on a traditional favorite you’ll find all across Europe. Nested inside a branded napkin fold alongside ruby red chopsticks, it’s the ideal setup for Baxtrom’s menu of unforgettable fare.

We’ve been working with Baxtrom’s team at Olmsted since the restaurant’s inception in 2016. This Star Chefs Rising Star continues to rise to the occasion with this new neighborhood-friendly and creative concept.

Add a Vesper or another playful take on a classic cocktail, served in Gold Miners glassware, and you’re on your way to an unforgettable evening. Either in the dining room or at Maison Yaki’s outdoor patio, a meal at this newcomer is not to be missed.

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Walking through the doorway of Wayan, you’re instantly transported. Antique tealights hang over an underlit bar rich with brass and copper hues. Oversized palm fronds hang lazily over candlelit tables filled with diners in intimate conversation.

Faces may blur, but Cedric Vongerichten’s highly conceptual French-Indonesian menu shines in a wide range of dinnerware from Haand Hospitality. You’ll see classic Haand shapes and glazes alongside some new favorites.

The Nara bowl hides layers of flavors and textures with its curved, high edges, while Haand’s new Birch glaze adds a peppery backdrop for some of Wayan’s most intricate dishes. Tamarind glazed baby back pork ribs studded with sesame seeds and crusted in a vibrant herbal spice rub are just one composition that dazzles on Birch.

Birch dinnerware by Haand Hospitality, Matteware flatware by Amefa

Don’t skip the lobster noodles, Vongerichten’s essential melding of French and Indonesian fare where buttery richness meets briny umami notes. Twirl these glossy noodles around Amefa’s Matteware fork, featuring a striking matte black PVD finish that adds an anchor of industrial attitude to a tabletop inspired by organic vessels in shades of black, white and blue.

Cocktails are served in Finesse by Hospitality Brands and brought to your table on Jansen & Co copper trays from Serax.

When the meal is over and you find yourself back on a quiet stretch of Spring Street in NoLiTa, you’re reminded that you’re no longer on vacation, but the memories of Wayan will remain.

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Each of our vendors and each of our customers have a story to tell, and it’s our privilege at LMT to help weave the two together.

The next time you find yourself in Portland, Oregon, listen to the stories the Woodlark Hotel’s tabletop settings tell. Their roots are found in the Woodlark building’s century of history, while their ultimate blossoming is very much in the present. What was once home to a wholesale pharmacy and office space has since been relaunched and expanded to “The House of Welcome.” This concept speaks to a mission of food and hospitality that goes beyond style and design.

The cocktail hour begins at Abigail Hall, a charming room on the hotel’s first floor, dripping in vintage-inspired floral wallpaper in shades of forest green and a rosy spectrum of pinks. The space was once home to the Ladies Reception Hall. Activist (and namesake) Abigail Scott Duniway held early suffragist meetings in this very space. In this latest incarnation, Chena Pink share plates and Figgjo Strok dinnerware serve as classic canvases for an elevated bar snack menu, while Gold Miners, Hospitality Brands’ Timeless collection and julep glasses serve as playful glassware vessels for a speakeasy-inspired bar.

After cocktails, visit Bullard, the Texas meets Oregon barbecue restaurant at the entrance to the Woodlark. You’ll enjoy Chef Doug Adams’ elevated country cuisine in Haand Hospitality dinnerware in matte white, framed by Cardinal’s Renzo Patina flatware, bringing a polished and tiled space down a few notches with touches of rusticity. Think about hipster glamping on the Oregon Trail and enjoy shrimp and grits, crackling fried chicken and bright vegetable-forward fare.

The tablescape at Bullard inside the Woodlark Hotel.

When it’s time for a nightcap, adjourn to your guestroom and enjoy your tipple of choice in Nude’s Big Top glassware paired with Luigi Bormioli’s Bach flute and decanter. This thoughtfully chosen beverage service features striking vertical lines in a subtle nod to what was once Portland’s tallest skyscraper.

In every outlet of the hotel, Woodlark’s tabletop settings speak to a mission of foodservice that goes beyond design to imbue the entire space with warmth and authenticity. Their hospitality team’s commitment to staying true both to Portland’s diverse history and signature artistic flare is readily apparent from the moment you enter the hotel.

For product and tabletop consulting inquiries, send us an email at LMT@singerequipment.com.

Chelsea’s ultra-mod Hotel Americano has added a splash of spice and flair to its lobby with the opening of La Central.

This Pan-American restaurant, led by Executive Chef Franklin Becker, has a menu influenced by Mexican and Peruvian cuisine and heightened with the flavors that ignite passion in his team of chefs. A canvas of modern neutrals allows this diversity of spices, textures, and flavors to shine, and integrates seamlessly with the hotel’s décor. Becker and his team have chosen to set their tables with Felt + Fat’s signature B&B plate in slate, a cool, satin-matte black finish, framed by Sambonet’s Hannah flatware collection.

When it’s time for a drink, have one of Michael Parrish’s sharp and balanced cocktails in equally balanced glassware. The Broken Shaker alum is using Bormioli Rocco’s Bodega and Rona’s Minners, both from Steelite, to showcase his creations.

Figgjo’s Pax collection serves as the stage for Becker’s delicious and thoughtful cuisine that honors tradition while updating it – delectably. You’ll see Figgjo’s porcelain throughout your meal, in optic white and in subtle tones of grey and beige. Tacos arrive in a stainless steel taxi atop the Pax 8” racetrack oval, a unique shape that is growing increasingly popular on the tabletop. Order the enchiladas and you’ll receive Figgjo’s Ting 8-1/4” plate with a slanted lip, perfect for not leaving a morsel behind.

La Central also makes thoughtful use of Anfora’s Chena collection, made in Mexico. Shallow bowls in matte black and white are used for a range of shared plates and appetizers, including crudités paired with four salsas that come in a custom wood caddy from Culinary Wood Designs.

Don’t skip dessert; sugary salty sweet churro waffles are served in Chena White as well, contrasted with Chena Black coffee service to send you along your way in sueños of La Central.

London’s acclaimed Bluebird restaurant has found its nest in New York City, with tabletop sourced and supplied by the team behind LMT!

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We invite you to join us for our second annual holiday party and pop-up store, hosted in partnership with Steelite International!

We’ll be celebrating the official US launch of Black Opal by Robert Gordon Australia and kicking off another fabulous season of product launches. We’re also featuring a few signature items from RGA’s other collections and some LMT x Steelite classics, including serving pieces made in Brooklyn by RCP Design Inc.

The event will take place on Monday, November 12th from 6pm-9pm at Steelite’s NYC Showroom (1140 Broadway, 12th floor).

Come enjoy libations crafted by Pernod Ricard’s Head Mixologist, Kevin Denton Rex. He’ll be serving his creations in Drinique drinkware, with beautiful, sustainably harvested garnishes from The Chef’s Garden.

Delicious light bites will be provided by Leonelli.

To RSVP, please send an email to lmt@singerequipment.com.

Dinnerware has become more than just a vessel. It’s a canvas for a chef’s culinary creations. The best of it doesn’t overshadow the contents, it elevates them. In our industry, that means finding a sturdy, reliable brand that also highlights seasonal ingredients and the chef’s artistry.

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A restaurant opening in New York City is rarely—if ever—perfectly timed.

Alvin Cailan’s latest opening inside The Nolitan Hotel might be the closest thing to perfect. The tabletop at The Usual features a highly curated selection from Anfora’s portfolio of dinnerware that mixes and matches glaze colors and finishes to truly show off the cuisine.

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