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ISO small French tempered tumblers (Duralex, Arcoroc etc).

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lagatta Aug 13, 2009 02:47 PM

I'm in search of those little tumblers people drink table wine, juice and even coffee from across the pond, at home. Ideally Duralex, though it seems they has stopped production - classic styles like Gigogne, Picardie etc. Seems Arcoroc is still producing. Neither of the restaurant supply places close by here (on St-Laurent just south of Beaubien) carry them though. Is there any place I can find them in Montréal?

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    deuxpi Aug 16, 2009 03:36 PM

    A few years ago I found a few boxes of Duralex Picardie tumblers at the quincaillerie Dante. These days, I guess you will have a better chance of finding Bormioli Rocco glassware.

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      lagatta Aug 16, 2009 04:56 PM

      Yes, I believe Dante has Bormioli Rocco, as does one of the St-Laurent restaurant supply places. But the restaurant supply guy admitted that they were not as good (high near unbreakable) and looking on the box, it did NOT specify that they were made in Italy.

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        cherylmtl Aug 20, 2009 10:07 AM

        Not sure where you can find them in Montreal, but Williams Sonoma stocks the Picardie as a standard item, in about 4 different sizes. You can mail-order them, or if you happen to be travelling to Burlington Vermont, or Toronto, you can pick them up at the stores there.

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          lagatta Aug 21, 2009 09:59 AM

          Merci! I might get to Toronto before I get to Paris next, but not sure.

          Edited to add: Unfortunately I checked, and the smallest size they have is far too big. Think Americans use glasses like those for fizzy drinks, milk and water, not table wine.

          But it DOES mean that they are still available.

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            cherylmtl Aug 24, 2009 07:50 PM

            The smallest size isn't listed on their website, but the ones I buy from there are 6 ounce glasses (at least, I think they are). They're the perfect size for table wine.

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              lagatta Aug 25, 2009 10:32 AM

              Yes, that is what I'm looking for.

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      londonbound Aug 21, 2009 11:00 AM

      We were at Arthur Quentin (St-Denis) yesterday and saw some Duralex wine tumblers. I think they were around $4 or $5 each. They were displayed in the first section of the store (southern end of store) up a few stairs, on a round glass tray/plate with a wine carafe. They probably also have them in the last section of the store (northern most end). Good luck. Personally, I use the little ones from IKEA - they are around $6 for 6 and are perfectly adequate for casual lunches or dinners.

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        lagatta Aug 22, 2009 04:33 PM

        I'll go there and look for them - though that is rather expensive for something that should be cheap. If they are exactly what I want, it could be worth it as they pretty much last forever. (I want to picnic with these for one thing). Arthur Quentin has or had an excellent "solderie" on St-André, though obviously one never knows what will end up there.

        Oddly enough, I'll probably get to Paris before I get to IKEA, which is very out of the way on public transport and a long and hazardous haul on a bicycle!

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          lagatta Dec 21, 2010 06:54 PM

          I returned to Arthur Quentin and in thier "kitchen" section (in the middle) they have a good range of Duralex Picardie glasses. I bought two of the smallest but will probably exchange them for the next largest size.

      2. chefjeannine Dec 22, 2010 01:26 PM

        Are you anywhere near Standa department store on Fleury? They may have as it is an Italian department store & those tumblers are italian kitchen staples. Here's their number: (514) 321-3743

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          lagatta Dec 22, 2010 02:10 PM

          Yes, I live in Little Italy, so it is not hard for me to get to Standa northeast of here. Quincaillerie Dante, very close to my place, doesn't have the tumblers I want.

          Some of the Italian tumbler makers have outsourced and declined in quality, alas.

          I'm very happy with what I've found at Arthur Quentin, actually. In general that is a very pricy place but their prices for the Duralex (in the housewares section, not the fancy dishes and stemware) are very reasonable.

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            TheSnowpea Dec 24, 2010 08:40 AM

            I noticed a couple of weeks ago that Akhavan has got very small ones on offer, not by Duralex, but in the style of Picardie glasses. Perhaps a bit bigger than shot glases and probably used for tea. Still if you ever swing by Akhavan, you should take a look.

        2. hala Dec 31, 2010 04:19 AM

          Last night they had six packs of the 3oz Duralex Picardie at Warshaw. 5.99/pack.

          A bit smaller than what you wanted, but at a dollar each, I am sure you won't find a better price elsewhere.

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            lagatta Dec 31, 2010 05:02 AM

            That is incredible. Those are the tiny ones for drinking espresso or whisky etc. I have so much stuff bought at Warshaw when it was on St-Laurent "the Main" and have no idea where it is located now. Will have to look it up.

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              papilles Dec 31, 2010 06:01 AM

              they are across from the Marché Atwater

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              lagatta Jan 27, 2011 12:15 PM

              Thanks to hala, papilles and all! I found eight of the size Picardie glasses I was looking for (the second-smallest size) at Warshaw, for $1 apiece!!!! There are still packs of the tiny ones (which are perfect for espresso, spirits etc. 5.99 for six. In their little pack, they would make a nice little gift. They also had a slightly larger size on hand.

              I bought all the ones on hand in the size I wanted - hey, $8 plus tax - big spending! but the clerk said they would probably be getting some more. They also have the little glass Duralex bowls useful for serving or mixing small amounts of liquids for cooking or tale, also at 89 cents to one dollar.

              Shop definitely worth a visit for cookware and glassware/dishes, though of course they don't have everything.

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              ponovan Jan 17, 2012 11:03 AM

              Didn't find any at Warshaw's in Montreal but found some nice small Gigogne glasses at Pot en Ciel in Quebec City - my wife's cousin got in touch with Duralex France and apparently this is the only place in town that sells the glasses.
              http://www.quartierpetitchamplain.com...

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                lagatta Jan 17, 2012 04:53 PM

                Thanks, ponovan. Next time I'm in Québec!

              2. Professional_Amateur Jan 22, 2012 12:11 PM

                I found a lot of neat stuff at Warshaw's like dishes, storage jars, etc. I know that you found your glasses but I found mine at Winner's at Decarie Square. Mine are made in France. Some of their kitchen inventory is amazing. Cookbook selection is decent, too (but its mostly in English).

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                  GH1618 Jan 22, 2012 12:40 PM

                  Is this what you are looking for?

                  http://www.chefscatalog.com/category/...

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                    lagatta Dec 13, 2013 06:19 AM

                    I just wanted to point out that the price for these at Arthur Quentin on St-Denis has dropped considerably. Now they are from $10 for 6 - that would be the smallest ones, which make great espresso or liquor glasses. http://www.arthurquentin.com/nos_prod...
                    Do a "find" search for Duralex or Picardie on this page or simply scroll down through the other goodies.

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                      JerkPork Dec 13, 2013 07:28 AM

                      I noticed Duralex glasses when I recently checked out the new Kitchen's Choice that opened up in the West Island replacing the old Ares location. No idea on their prices and their website seems to be a work in progress.

                      http://www.accessoiresdecuisine.com/EN/

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                        londonbound Dec 16, 2013 02:49 PM

                        Thank you.

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                        londonbound Dec 16, 2013 02:49 PM

                        Thanks.

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                        MTLjam Dec 16, 2013 02:43 PM

                        Arthur Quentin on St Denis carries the Picardie tumblers in various sizes.

                        http://www.arthurquentin.com/

                        (oops, I didn't see the older responses already covered this, sorry about that...)

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