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Sensational serveware and gourmet goodies
Tips on saving valuable time and effort when entertaining are always welcome. Our Hammered Copper Serveware Collection helps you be ready for every party, every drop-in, and every unexpected guest who comes your way!
Inspired by vintage copper vessels collected by George Vanderbilt and displayed in the Banquet Hall at Biltmore House, our generously-sized serveware collection features hammered detailing that adds interest and texture to your table.
“Copper has always been highly-prized for its ability to conduct and retain heat evenly,” said Lydia Vander Voort, Biltmore For Your Home Licensing Director, noting that Biltmore’s original collection of well-used copper cookware still hangs in the estate’s Main Kitchen.
“Copper is beautiful as well as functional,” Lydia said. “It’s an important metallic element in home décor that blends well with existing colors, and it adds an earthy note of rustic elegance.”
Simplify in style
To further simplify your entertaining efforts, Lydia suggests using our Copper Serveware to present our gourmet Vanilla Bean, Crème Brulee, and Italian Mascarpone Torta cheesecakes that are available at your local grocery stores.
“Biltmore cheesecakes are delicious by themselves, or you can also prepare simple toppings that give them a homemade touch,” Lydia said.
Add the toppings right before serving or place them in a small bowl beside the tray for people to drizzle on their own portion. Our favorite is our Cranberry Walnut Topping—rated 5-stars in reviews. Get the recipe here.
“If you are going to a party where there will be many types of desserts, you can easily cut the slices in half because the pre-sliced servings are so generous,” noted Lydia. “The cheesecakes freeze well and thaw in about 30–45 minutes so you can grab one and go. By the time you arrive at your party, it’s perfect for serving.”
Make gift giving easy
In search of a thoughtful holiday or hostess gift? Simply pair one of our cheesecakes with one of our beautiful copper serving pieces! Find the Hammered Copper Collection featured at biltmore.com/tabletop.Return to Blog