The rules of dining are changing. Today, dining is an event and patrons expect to be entertained. They want a shareable memory or a show-and-tell moment. And, when it’s not an event, it’s an opportunity to multitask. Once a sacred space, mealtime now is combined with other activities to carve more time out of the day.
Today’s establishments must be ready to “wow” both ends of the format spectrum. They must stock oversized bowls and platters to plate plentiful presentations that command top dollar while “one-upping” in-room, bar, lobby and restaurant presentations to accommodate solo diners. Libbey’s dinnerware, drinkware and serveware can give tabletops flexibility and chefs more creative freedom.