HOME > Chowhound > Quebec (inc. Montreal) >

Discussion

MOVING: WHERE DO I GO TO FIND BEAUTIFUL CUTLERY AND PORCELAIN DISHES FOR EVERYDAY USE. WANT MODERN/SIMPLE (white)/ AND HIGH QUALITY.

I would love any suggestions on nice brands I should look out for and places to go tommorow to find all this!

I am already planning on going to Arthur Quentin, so maybe ill find there,
Also going to Tzanet, but in terms of fine porcelaine they dont have much (im going more for appliances etc).

Other places to shop for cutlery and porcelain?

Thanks!!!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. Linen Chest in les promenades de la cathédrale carry the Loft line by Rosenthal,( that's what I have, it's white , fine china and they have square and round shapes.)
    It's not an attractive boutique but they do have good lines of china.

    where is Tzanet, I've never heard of them.

    1 Reply
    1. re: superbossmom

      Tzanet is my favorite restaurant supply store. Its on Acadie facing Marché Central (club price).
      They are very nice guys running the place and really good stuff.
      There are some posts on Chow about it....

    2. Despres Laporte has a variety of options and most of it is in white. I have some pieces from Fortessa's lines from them. Closest one is in Chomedey on Curg-Labelle.

      Rob McIntosh (the people who hawk the Doulton figurines) sell white; I have some Maxwell & Williams Cachmere from them (and you can drive to their larger facility in Lancaster if necessary).

      For fine porcelain, you can opt for Porcelaines Bousquet in St-Jean-Baptiste on the South Shore; she supplies Nuances and other restaurants its really great stuff and also locally made. http://www.porcelainesbousquet.qc.ca/

      First two also have lots of place setting options though you'll definitely find the more esoteric pieces at DL.

      2 Replies
      1. re: wattacetti

        The Bousquet collection is gorgeous, and they sell it at a place called "Tout le monde a la table" on St-Paul at St-Pierre.
        However the plates are a shape that is hard to place food on...that is the only reason im not going with them.
        Thanks so much for your help!

        1. re: dumpling2

          Never hurts to have several shapes but it all depends on the style of cooking you do.

          I have circles, squares, rectangles, teardrop and eye and still looking for more. If you are interested in the Fortessa line, look at their online catalogs at fortessa.com. Note that some of them are thicker due to their being restaurant supply.

      2. There is more than one Linen Chest outlet; we found our set of white dishware in the Rockland centre location, and got some extra pieces at the Laval location.
        http://www.linenchest.com/ecommerce/c...

        I have a wee request to Dumpling: next time you start a thread, please avoid all caps titles: it makes you look like you're yelling. Thanks!

        1 Reply
        1. re: TheSnowpea

          yes, I noticed that only after, thanks!
          by the way, got the Alex Liddy bone china at Linen Chest, so cheap and so nice!!! Wow, great advice!
          still searching for cutlery!

        2. The best place to go is a kitchen store downtown. Cuisine Gourmet
          2005, rue Drummond 2005, rue Drummond, MONTRÉAL, QC

          514 845-0372

          6 Replies
          1. re: hafizrealmadrid

            Is that the chain that's going out of business or is it just the one on Monkland?

            1. re: kpzoo

              They're all going out of business. Prices, even at 25% off (which is what they are now) are no major bargain.

              1. re: cherylmtl

                3 Femmes et 1 coussin is a beautiful store on Marie-Anne.

                http://www.3f1c.ca/

                The selection in-store is limited, but you they have additional items that you can order...

            2. re: hafizrealmadrid

              yes I agree with the rest, its an enjoyable store to shop in but they carry very limited brands and they are overpriced. Every time ive walked in looking for something specific (like a rolling pin for example) they have sent me away because they did not carry such things!

              1. re: dumpling2

                My impression of Cuisine Gourmet was that they were targeting the trophy kitchen crowd i.e. people who don't cook but buy copper pots because they look nice hanging next to the AGA range.

                1. re: SnackHappy

                  That's about right in terms of Cuisine Gourmet; the only things I ever found that was reasonably priced were manual citrus juicers.