“Offering global cuisine or putting an Asian twist to menu items is a great opportunity for restaurateurs to bring cultural elements to the tabletop, elevating the dining experience,” said Susan J. Dountas, director of foodservice marketing for Libbey Inc. “Bold, eye-catching tableware can enrich chefs’ presentations of Asian-inspired foods.”
A Technomic report noted, "Asian cuisine’s continued growth is thanks in part to millennials who are drawn to new dining experiences. They’re looking for bolder and spicier flavors, and something different."
According to the Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association, outside of Japan, the U.S. is the biggest market for rice wine. To present this quintessential Japanese beverage in an authentic way that enhances the overall experience, Libbey has expanded its bold World® Tableware Hakone™ dinnerware collection to include a Sake Bottle and Cup. The 9 oz. Hakone Sake Bottle features a modern black matte finish that complements the bold turquoise well and rust and brown enamel accents of the 2 oz. Hakone Sake Cup.
Rice and noodles are key ingredients in Asian cuisine. New World Tableware Rice Bowls, available in three sizes, are lightweight and ideal for keeping food hot. The brushed stainless steel construction is a beautiful accent for the table and provides durability and lasting performance.
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About Libbey Foodservice
Libbey® Foodservice, a division of Libbey Inc., sets the standard in the foodservice industry for design, quality and service. Offering a full spectrum of inspired tableware products from fine dining to casual, it manufactures and distributes the complete tabletop, including Libbey Glassware, Syracuse® China and World® Tableware dinnerware and flatware. In addition, Libbey Foodservice distributes the Artistry Collection™, which includes SCHÖNWALD dinnerware, Spiegelau and Nachtmann glassware, and Reed & Barton flatware, in select markets. For more information, visit libbey.com.
About Libbey Inc.
Based in Toledo, Ohio, Libbey Inc. is one of the largest glass tableware manufacturers in the world. Libbey Inc. operates manufacturing plants in the United States, Mexico, China, Portugal and the Netherlands. In existence since 1818, the company supplies tabletop products to retail, foodservice and B2B customers in over 100 countries. Libbey's global brand portfolio, in addition to its namesake brand, includes Crisa, Royal Leerdam, Syracuse China and World Tableware International. In 2014, Libbey Inc.'s net sales totaled $852.5 million. Additional information is available at libbey.com.