One of Pillivuyt's most recognized patterns, the Pillivuyt Brasserie Collection was created in the 1920's for restaurants and cafes that wanted their menus on the dinnerware. (The pattern has kept the French menus with their original prices from the 1920's!) The design is printed on a decal and then applied by hand, which requires patience, a steady hand and great attention to detail. After the decal is applied, the piece is fired for a third time and the design is baked into a hard coating of glaze, making it permanent and impervious to scratching or wearing off. Designed for prep, serving, cooking, and dining, Pillivuyt Brasserie has excellent heat retention and resists chipping, scratching, and is easy to clean. Every piece is microwave, oven, and freezer safe. Free of both lead and cadmium.