Just finished watching the Hannibal tv series, again. And boy oh boy can Hannibal ever cook, he smokes, he burns, he smolders. In particular it’s all about Mads Mikkelsen and his talent in the kitchen. His use of cutlery for killing is kinna crazy. But his use of flatware for fine dining is what caught my eye. Here’s a list of all the dishes he makes: https://hannibal.fandom.com/wiki/Hannibal%27s_Dishes_(TV)
In season three he makes a dish and specifically calls out the Christofle Silver Plate Flatware as shown here:
Over the next few weeks we will be looking at some of the Fortessa cutlery line. 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.”
The Fortessa Arezzo flatware is a very basic elegant design. This twenty piece set includes 4 each of table fork, salad/dessert fork, table knife, dessert/soup spoon, and a coffee/tea spoon. Made of dishwasher safe 18/10 stainless steel. The Arezzo pattern is characterized by the square handles and 360° design which is a pattern design appearing on front and back on every piece.
The Babish Culinary Universe really is expanding a great deal and all the power to him. His influence on making popular Jon Favreau’s carving fork from the movie “Chef” and the infamous Tiny Whisk is staggering. And let’s not forget that he is teaching people how to cook. And that’s a good thing.
Sabre Paris is really going for that classic, solid and dependable look with this understated cutlery set. This flatware looks formidable. I don’t know if it’s the rivets on the handles, the very pointed fork tines or that serrated knife? This is cutlery that could survive generations and a few hostile encounters. It almost scares me.
The Sabre Flatware Set Stainless Steel Black Bistrot is a 5 piece setting that is service for 4 which equals 20-pieces. The five pieces are soup spoon, dinner knife, dinner fork, salad fork and tea spoon. The black handles are made of high quality resin and the cutlery itself of dishwasher safe 18/10 stainless steel. These sets are imported from France.