2015 Performance in Tabletop Awards: Independent Restaurant with a Per Person Check Average of More Than $30 Honorable mention: Steak 44, Phoenix, Ariz.


1502tabletop25Specifying Team: Oliver Badgio, vice president of operations, Steak 44; Jeff Baumberger, head chef, Steak 44; Pam Bernardi, sales manager, The Wasserstrom Co.; Steve Drerup, dealer sales rep, The Wasserstrom Co.; and Marc Lupino, executive chef, Steak 44

Dinnerware: Bauscher (Bonn Flat), BIA, Diversified, Vertex and World Tableware

Glassware: Cardinal (Cabernet), Libbey (Trumpet, Palace), Steelite, Stolzle (Classic)

Flatware: Bon Chef, Cardinal (Renzo) and World Tableware

Accessories: American Metalcraf Tablecraft and Ten Strawberry St.

Worth Mentioning: This tabletop features a nice intersection of the contemporary and the rustic. The black in the cast iron serving pieces connects well with the napkin, creating a cohesive appearance.



Photographs courtesy of William McKellar, www.mckellarphoto.com