Restaurants with a Per Person Check Average of Less Than $30 First Place: Curate, Asheville, N.C.
Specifying Team: Katie Button, chef/partner, Curate; Scott Thompson, district sales manager, Edward Don & Co.; Larry Layton, sales rep, Edward Don; Willie Bielen, principal Bielen and Associates; Mick McGrogan, district manager, Oneida; Pat McCoy, foodservice district manager, Libbey/Syracuse
China: Steelite (Ypislon, Performance, Simplicity and Taste) and Syracuse (Terracotta)
Flatware: Steelite (Monza)
Glassware: Steelite (Rona and Ypsilon)
Accessories: Oneida (Courses and Spiegelau)
Why it Won: Our judges like the way this tabletop's glass items contrast other parts of the installation. In addition, our judges feel the tabletop fits the concept well by keeping the feel casual and using colors that complement each other well. The tabletop helps create a Mediterranean feel, which is what one would expect when entering the space. And the tabletop contributes to a nice overall décor.