What kind of glassware is used at the Belvedere?

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With its floral carpeting and cream accents, the Belvedere’s dining room may feel like a garden-party, but this Four-Star dining destination breaks out the fine crystal, china and silver when it comes to setting its tables. Tucked inside the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel, the restaurant will give you the luxe treatment as soon as you sit down for a meal of chef James Overbaugh’s modern American cuisine. Light peach and cream tablecloths are tightly pulled across sea-green table skirts; plush gold-embossed chairs are neatly tucked into each setting. Whether you sip wine or water, this restaurant understands that a good drink tastes better in the right glass; your beverages will be poured in either Schott Zwiesel or Riedel stemware. Both are renowned for their glasswork: Schott Zwiesel, a German company that was founded in 1872, uses a patented Tritan-Crystal glass, while Riedel, an Austrian company that began producing glasses in the 1750s, was the first to create special shapes for different varieties of wine in the 1960s. When you are ready to fill those glasses, the Belvedere gives you plenty of options. Wine manager David Jones will be more than happy to help you choose a glass of vino from the Belvedere’s extensive collection, and the restaurant also shakes up seasonal cocktails along with a variety of fresh-squeezed juices, soft drinks and teas.

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