IMG_20140224_151551_100 IMG_20140224_151625_1601960 FRENCH SAUCE SPOON

By: Chambly Paris France

A French sauce spoon or saucier spoon is a spoon that has a thinner edge and a small notch on one side. As the name suggests, a French sauce spoon is used to eat the sauce accompanying a dish. Such a spoon may be referred to a simply as a sauce spoon, but this can also refer to a spoon used to serve sauce.

The spoon’s flattened bowl and thin edge aids scooping a thin layer of sauce from a plate without resorting to tipping the plate; the notch in the bowl allows oil to drain away from the sauce.

Originally invented in France at the restaurant Lasserre in 1950 (Chef Rene Lasserre) as the cuillere a sauce individuelle (individual sauce spoon) and originally found mainly in France. French sauce spoons are becoming increasingly popular worldwide in high-end restaurants. And now a rare collection has arrived in Lambertville New Jersey at the People’s Store.

Located on the first floor in the Silver Solutions showroom, specializing in Sterling and Silver Plate.