About a year ago Donna and I had a fabulous meal at the famous restaurant, Chez Panisse. The meal was a wonderful experience but what I remembered most were the plates. They were elegant yet substantial and they did a perfect job of holding my food in the plate without spilling when I was fishing around for a bite. I did a bit of research to discover that the dinnerware was designed by the restaurant in collaboration with a local ceramics shop.
It turns out that Heath Ceramics has been doing well since 1948 from a little shop in Sausalito. I’ve been coveting these new dishes for a while. We stopped by the factory just time for an impromptu tour and learned all about how their pieces have been and continue to be manufactured. When we discovered that we could purchase seconds at a special discount there at the factory we launched into a mad purchase frenzy that still leaves us a bit dizzy.
Tonight we had our first dinner together with our new dinner ware. It feels like home.