Tableware supplier Utopia has launched a new edition of its ‘What’s on the Menu?’ guide for autumn/winter 2016.

The downloadable guide hand-picks emerging trends for the year ahead, highlighting quirky, innovative and exciting new tableware products.

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The guide has had months of research poured into it, with insights fed by the company’s global souring team who scope hundreds of new products each year.

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In total, eight autumn/winter trends are earmarked, including vintage Hollywood-style glassware and barware.

Marketing director for Utopia, Kathryn Oldershaw, said: “Pieces such as Utopia’s new distinct Timeless Vintage range – beautiful, vintage-style options, including Flute, Goblet and Old Fashioned shapes alongside the highly versatile Hiball glass – offer exactly the right foil for these types of drinks.

“The all-important tools of the mixology trade such as shakers, strainers, 30s-inspired dash bottles, corkscrews, muddlers, spoons and beautiful seltzer syphons are also taken care of, helping to contribute to the final remarkable serve.”

Furthermore, healthy eating and drinking is said to be another continuing trend.

Oldershaw added: “The right tableware can help bring clean, vibrant ingredients to life on the plate while rustic and individualistic pieces will encourage the all-important social share.

“Each of Utopia’s Isumi plates and bowls is unique in its finish with highly distinctive individual finishes, distinctive colourways and textures, while each rustic natural Olive Wood Bowl varies in size and shape.

“With clean eating comes clean lines and Nude Finesse glassware, exclusively supplied by Utopia celebrates this by twinning contemporary design with purity in shape.

“The Finesse collection of glassware delivers a series that works perfectly across the range. The base is softly curved, contrasting the sides of the glass which are poker straight.”