Monday, July 15, 2013

Laguiole Cutlery Set from Kitchenware Direct - Tres Magnifique

When most people go to a restaurant, they tend to look at the decor and then focus on what to order. I like to look at the decor and menu. but then also focus on the cutlery and crockery. I love seeing what brands of plates and knives restaurants use and then go about determining how a) aesthetically pleasing it is b) how functional it is c) how it all blends together to enhance the meal. The first time that I dined at Vue de Monde, I was transfixed by their water cups and the knives. Oh the shiny baubles of delight. While I found out the water cups are made to order for Vue de Monde and sold via their website ($150 each if you're asking), the knives were Laguiole brand. Many of you have probably used a Laguiole knife in a restaurant before. Generally the steak knife might be the one you've used. It's got the little bee on the handle. Ever since that meal, I've been lusting after the Laguiole cutlery. Therefore, when Kitchenware Direct asked what I wanted to review next, it was without a doubt that I wanted to try the Andre Verdier Laguiole Cutlery Set.

The Laguiole Cutlery Set arrives in this beautiful wooden box, which sorts each cutlery type into separate compartments. The set itself contains the usual utensils of knives, forks and spoons in these amazing colours. I love vibrant looking things and these fit the bill. They work well with simple white or black plates where they are then the focus, or can be paired with patterned plates to give some contrast. Any which way, they are so beautiful. I love the little bee insignia.

I've used all the cutlery to eat a variety of food. Obviously the forks and spoons work as expected. They feel really great in the hand, with a balanced weight to them and I just can't stop staring at the coloured handles, so pretty. However, it's the knives that I'm most in love with. Firstly, I love the shape of the blades, but most importantly, they are sharp. I sliced through my lamb cutlets so easily and it makes eating more enjoyable. I hate having to struggle to cut food as all the grunt I need to exert distracts me from the meal. These knives not only work functionally but in the most fashionable way too.

The cutlery set is not the cheapest, but I can't recommend them highly enough. Get this set and they can sit pride of place amongst all your cutlery. And no, don't shelve them away waiting to be used when guests come over. Use them all the time. You deserve to use the good stuff and feel good. I never understand when people save the best things for their guests. I say, use the best things yourself as you paid good money for it and deserve to feel the luxury and joy the items provide. That's my philosophy anyway. Everyone is different. So I will keep using my Laguiole Cutlery Set and should you come over with a cake to share with me, you can use the cutlery set too.

Thanks to Kitchenware Direct for giving me the Laguiole Cutlery Set. I am totally in love with it.


  1. I am in love with these cutlery! Saving up my money to get the whole lot!!

  2. Lovely photos Mr. Do!
    The do make lovely cutlery <3

  3. the real test for me is if you can use the spoon to scoop out some very frozen ice cream without them bending. my stainless steel tablekraft spoons do a good job at this :-)

    1. That's a good question. I suspect it might not do it. I'm not willing to try haha.

  4. Beautiful pictures! We bought a set of Laguiole butter knives while in Europe earlier this year - the same colour as yours. I love them, so pretty!

  5. Gosh, those colours! So pretty :)

  6. my my the cutlery is so pretty!

  7. Really love this Laguiole Cutlery! Thanks for the review.

  8. Oh WOW just saw this post. Those knives are very very beautiful... And they are on sale at the mo but I can't afford them... *drool*

  9. Seems so nice cutlery set !!! There is beautiful combination of more colors.