Fortessa tableware is used by over 70% of the Forbes Four and Five-Star Hotels in North America. Fortessa flatware is made from heavyweight 18/10 stainless steel, the highest quality available for flatware. The company Fortessa has a great backstory:
“Some of our happiest memories happen around the table – shared stories, savory meals, warm laughter. And sometimes, as was the case for brothers Scott and Eric Hamberger, devising a plan to follow their entrepreneurial passion and start a family business. So, in 1993 after finding inspiration in the quality and craftsmanship of fine German porcelain, the Hamberger brothers started importing and selling high quality dinnerware direct out of their parents’ garage.”
This new set “Fortessa Bistro” came to our attention recently. It has a simple elegance. Made of 18/10 dishwasher safe stainless steel this 20 piece set includes 4 each of a table fork, salad/dessert fork, table knife, dessert/soup spoon, and a coffee/tea spoon. The design features a banded cuff at the base and top of each handle.
Swan spoons are a type of spoon that were popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. They are characterized by the shape of their handle, which is in the form of a swan’s head and neck. The spoon bowl itself is usually made of silver or another precious metal, and the handle is often elaborately decorated with intricate engravings or enamel work. These spoons were highly prized for their beauty and craftsmanship and were often used as decorative items or as special-occasion utensils.
Swan spoons were particularly popular in the United States, where they were often used as gifts for weddings and other special occasions. They were also popular in Europe, particularly in the United Kingdom, where they were used as a status symbol and a symbol of wealth. The spoons often passed down from generation to generation as a family heirloom. Some of the most famous manufacturers of swan spoons were Gorham Manufacturing Company of Rhode Island, and the American company Reed & Barton. Today, Swan spoons are highly sought after by collectors and can fetch high prices at auction.
This is a Christmas gift idea for that cutlery freak that you live with (we don’t know anyone like that). This is the finest of forged flatware. A very simple but elegant Brass Tasting Spoon. It doesn’t hold much, only a teaspoon’s worth. It’s long at 8.25 inches and the spoon bowl circumference is 1.5 inches. It’s a tasting spoon so I guess it doesn’t need to hold much. But usually you have a whole container load of tasting spoons to use when cooking. I guess you could just use, rinse and repeat?
With shipping it’s over $100 but hey it arrives in a flannel protective bag! It’s custom ordered hand hammered just for you. It’s a one-of-a-kind gift! Reminds us of the nice pickle spoons (more on that later) they have in Japan.
All kidding aside, this is a nice looking spoon and would make a great gift.
We here at The Cutlery Review recently took a little vacation to the wonderful prairies of this amazing country. And while visiting with friends the topic of cutlery came up, as it it wont to do. And a sweet young lady named Cara was very excited to contribute ideas and she told us all about this one. Thanks Cara!
It’s SPORTS SILVERWARE! They wrote it in all caps so we wrote it in all caps! The Canadian Brewhouse restaurants are offering these super cool sports themed flatware. They’ve got a Golf Club Knife, Baseball Bat Spoon and Hockey Stick Fork. We have to admit these are kinna fun. But the best part is that $1 from every sale goes to charity!