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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Next time you’re in San Francisco, make a stop at The Beehive, a cocktail bar in the heart of the Mission. This newly opened watering hole draws inspiration from the mid-century modern style of the 60’s, and the team carefully selected their glassware to match the era.

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We’re back from this year’s National Restaurant Association show and buzzing with excitement for the year ahead. Our team hit the Windy City last week to swarm brand new collections to hit our shores this season. It was a fantastic show, and a great preview of what you can expect in 2018/2019.

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Eataly has done it again with TERRA, just in time for summer. LA has a new watering hole, and we couldn’t think of a dreamier rooftop to perch. It’s about more than just people-watching, though. Taking inspiration from earth, gin and fire, TERRA emphasizes the garden, the bar, and the oven, and balances all three.

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This week, our partners at Bauscher Hepp are featuring CARRARA on their blog. This LMT exclusive dinnerware collection from Tafelstern evokes the Carrara quarries of Tuscany, and is inspiring chefs around the country.

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