Lobster pick

Deco dining details add the finishing touch to any gourmand’s table, and save on the chores
Lobster lovers know that demolishing this tasty crustacean involves gaining access to the nooks and crannies that harbour the most delectable morsels of meat, and to do this one must be armed with a lobster pick.

Epicurean etiquette demands that these – and all cutlery, for that matter – should be placed on rests between courses, rather than laid on the tablecloth. These chrome lobster rests were the height of Art Deco fashion and were probably part of a set of 12, originating on the Continent.

Unlike the English, the French have always been in the habit of retaining plates and cutlery between courses. We should follow suit – at the very least it would save on the washing up.



Set of four Art Deco chrome cutlery rests, £150, Smart Deco, 02920 531374; silver-plated lobster pick, similar from £15. 

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