Independent restaurant with a per-person check average of more than $30
First Place: Rosewood Grill Westlake, Ohio
Specifying Team: Stacey Bahr, Sales, TriMark SS Kemp; Shawn Cline, Executive Chef, Fairview Hospitality Group; Bill Immke, Dealer Sales Rep, TriMark SS Kemp; Dave Hale, Managing Partner, HR Restaurants; Jeff Johnson, Territory Manager, Zink Foodservice Group; George Schindler, President, HR Restaurants; Anne Ladd, Director of Tabletop and Merchandising
China: Oneida (Sant' Andrea Royale – custom)
Flatware: Oneida (New Rim)
Glassware: Oneida (Stolzle), Libbey
Accessories: American Metalcraft, Tomlinson Cast Iron
Why It Won: This old-school, well thought out tabletop leverages a collection of unexpected items that work very well together to produce excellent food presentations.
Photography by Tripp Rion
Honorable Mention: Hyatt South Beach Miami, Fla.
Specifying Team: Baylene Finn, Sales Representative, Edward Don & Company; Leslie Bushby, Hospitality Reps, Inc.
China: Bauscher (Purity)
Glassware: Luigi Bormioli (Atelier)
Flatware: Hepp (Medan)
Worth Mentioning: This installation does a good job of using old china patterns to connect to a new menu and tabletop.
Honorable Mention: Farm Table St. Petersburg, Fla.
Specifying Team: Johnnie Miller, Sales Representative, Edward Don & Company; Justin Yu, General Manager, Farm Table
China: Dudson (Evolution)
Glassware: Libbey, Steelite
Worth Mentioning: This nice but simple tabletop is an excellent match for the restaurant's name and menu.