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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!