Forrest Hunt

Forest cuisine for curious palates. Pine cones, mountain pine pesto or wild sorrel pancakes: Chefs who love to experiment collect roots and tubers, leaves, wild berries, herbs, needles and cones. These tasty ingredients lend dishes unimaginably fresh to woody and resinous aromas.


Items with special decorative features offer an attractive counterpoint to simple white plates. It is important they don't steal the show from the food presentation. TAFELSTERN uses the very latest decoration techniques. One special approach used to finish porcelain is sandblasting. This allows the creation of a wide variety of motifs, producing a subtle yet visually powerful decorative impact. Some items are then vacuum metallized in gold or silver for a particularly special effect.


Empire-style etched gold edging creates a fabulous classic look with motifs in matte-gloss contrasts. New developments in printing technology have made what was previously a very laborious and expensive decoration affordable for all restaurateurs. The CÔTE D'AZUR decoration is an homage to the sparkling bays and sophisticated elegance of the French Riviera. Fresh, Mediterranean turquoise dominates the theme, framed by a finely engraved, gold embellishment with regal finesse. If you love opulence, you can spoil your guests with this sumptuous, decorative display of splendour.



Natural slate was the inspiration for this authentic interpretation of foliated rock. Its porcelain counterpart replicates the delicate layers found in the original but is significantly stronger and can even be put in the dishwasher. Thanks to the high firing temperature when applying the decoration, the detail is absorbed into the glaze and remains as beautiful as it was on the day it was created.

The original natural stone has just one small drawback for the professional kitchen: hygiene. You are simply better off using decorated hard porcelain here. The decoration also has a matte appearance like the stone. Culinary creations in bold colours look particularly effective when presented on slate.

“The slate effect is really attractive; it is impressively robust and resistant to impact and it doesn’t show signs of wear and tear from cutlery. Our guests appreciate the way there is no distraction from the culinary experience: in contrast to natural stone, its porcelain counterpart has an impressively smooth surface with the same visual appearance.” Rolf Straubinger, Burg Staufeneck