2015 Performance in Tabletop Awards: Independent Restaurant with a Per Person Check Average of More Than $30 Honorable mention: Steak 44, Phoenix, Ariz.
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 44Specifying Team: Oliver Badgio, vice president of operations,
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