Utopia Tableware has launched its new Autumn collection, designed to offer new concepts and ideas as venues look to maximise business in the Christmas period.
Standout product lines include the new Eclipse tableware, which features a metallic sheen, the Gold Standard range of barware accessories, and Shoreditch, a fashionably short-stemmed suite of glassware.
Kathryn Oldershaw, marketing director of Utopia, said: “The lead in to Christmas and the New Year is a time to re-assess foodservice operations and make sure they are ready for the rush. Updating or enhancing tableware is a quick, relatively inexpensive way to make a big impact. That’s why our Autumn Collection has such a wide variety of innovative, unusual and inspiring ideas.”
Eclipse is a vitrified porcelain tableware that comes in an earthy colourway with curved lines and a metallic finish. It’s initially available in a choice of three round plates (12”/31cm, 10”/26cm and 8”/21cm) and two bowls, one an aro plate (10”/26cm) and the other a complimentary and contrasting off-white design (5.5”/14cm). Eclipse is designed to suit a range of cuisines, from the traditional to the experimental, while the larger plates are also suitable for sharing.
The Gold Standard barware could be particularly suited to high end bars. The gold colour is matched by a hardwearing finish that’s designed specifically for busy hospitality venues. Accessories include bar blade, mixing spoon, jigger and harlequin syphons.
As its name suggests, Shoreditch glassware, with its short stems and big bowls, is designed to be on trend. The short stems also make it practical, since it should be easier to handle and fit into the glasswasher. Suitable for gins, wines and cocktails, the suite consists of four glasses, two for wine (46cl and 35cl) and two for cocktails (both 56cl). The two cocktail globes offer a choice of stem lengths, one being ultra-low.
The full Autumn Collection also features candleholders made of recycled glass, the latest additions to Utopia’s range of eco-friendly paper straws, a variety of glassware and tableware designs, and a cleaver-shaped steak knife.