Brought to the market in 2016 by Geel-based company Aerts NV — now rebranded as Fine Dining & Living — Fine2Dine is a homage to dining in its most unadulterated form. Through its multiple inspiring, high-quality, and, most of all, pure products, the essence of dining is showcased in all its glory. This can be seen in two ways: Fine2Dine offers tableware with clean lines and organic hues that reinforce the presentation of any dish. On the other hand, the products are crafted with pristine natural materials that retain their strength, durability and beauty.
The idea is to inspire chefs from this point of view: using Fine2Dine’s tableware as a muse, chefs can transform raw, untainted ingredients into culinary magic, presented on a plate that perfectly accentuates the food’s inherent delicacy. It’s about catching the cook’s attention, stimulating their thoughts about the desired dish and the accompanying presentation, and setting the wheels in motion for them to achieve their gastronomic ambitions. Without the chef’s creativity, an ingredient is nothing more than a suggestion. They must harness their inspiration, combine it with inventiveness, and turn the natural product into a successful recipe that separates a culinary experience from bland nourishment.
To ensure this creativity isn’t stifled, Fine2Dine attempts to produce complete collections — so if chefs need a matching dinner plate, saucer and bowl to serve their gourmet masterpiece, they have every necessary vessel at their disposal. And to keep up with the ever-evolving nature of the hospitality industry — whether it’s current trends or fluctuating customer demand — Fine2Dine regularly adds new products to its existing ranges like its Ceres, Escura, Nova and Usko styles.
One of Fine2Dine’s latest releases is the Universal Saucer. Its ubiquitous design ensures that the saucer pairs perfectly with a variety of the brand’s finest cups and mugs, offering users the extra opportunity to pick and choose different ranges to suit their personal style and preference. With each universal saucer able to coordinate with five separate collections — Dune, Escura, Nova, Ceres and Usko, which all come with a two-year chip warranty — users can mix and match to their heart’s content! That’s not all, though — with a selection of complementary side plates to pair with the saucers, users can now enjoy all the space they need to savour that extra slice with their coffee or tea. In addition, a salt and pepper shaker, a tapas dish and teapots have also been added to these ranges — so the combination options are truly endless.
Another highlight of the Fine2Dine brand is the Dune Blue range. As its name suggests, this tableware takes cues from the hues of a dune-dotted shoreline. Its aesthetic blends intense, warm sand-coloured notes with a deep ocean blue reactive glaze softly entering the surface like a gust of wind crossing the dunes. Created with the most joyful of gatherings in mind, this high-quality porcelain tableware range features elegantly rounded borders perfectly contrasted by robust and strong shapes. Its presence on any table promises to provide an awe-inspiring dining experience.
Equally as eye-catching, the European-made Glister range adds a bright sparkle to any tablescape, making a bold statement that entices the mind and palate. Oozing sophistication and demanding attention, this flamboyant selection of plates and bowls are made of stoneware and contain glittering gold crystals, giving the entire range a luxurious look. Originally only comprising glistening pieces with uneven, raised edges, this range has recently expanded to include a selection of new and exclusive patterns that are sure to add that extra wow factor to any dinner party.
From audacious to soft and subdued, there’s a style for every setting in Fine2Dine’s repertoire. Those looking for a more pared-back look will find solace in the Tapa range with its rich, earthy tones and graceful shapes. Made of strong and durable porcelain, this hand-dipped tableware delights every guest with its deep ruby colour, clean lines and refined appearance. The delicate contrast between the subtle shimmers in the reactive glaze and the faintly speckled matte tones offers a stylish canvas for the presentation of any culinary creation.
Umi, meanwhile, exceeds all expectations with its Japanese-inspired aesthetic. Characterised by a mix of soft and robust textures lacquered in dark green and blue shades, all finished with an authentic reactive glaze, this collection is ideal for serving flavour packed Asian fare. High quality and full of personality, the Umi range takes “art on a plate” to new heights.
No matter what a chef’s vision is for their gourmet masterpiece, Fine2Dine has a plate, bowl, cup and saucer to make this dream a reality. After all, diners eat with their eyes first, and Fine2Dine makes creating a visual statement easier than ever — guaranteeing the success of any and every meal.
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