Pillivuyt Oval Eared Gratin Brasserie Baker,10 x 6.25 inch, White/Menu Print. The Pillivuyt Brasserie 10 x 6.25 Oval Eared Gratin Baker with its classic French cafÃ© menu pattern is a wonderful addition to any kitchen. This pattern was created in the 1920’s for restaurants and cafes that wished to have their menus on their dinnerware. The Brasserie pattern retains the original French menus with prices! 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. The Oval Eared Gratin Baker is suitable not only for gratins but crisp-top casseroles and roasting vegetables. A gratin is any dish that is topped with cheese or bread crumbs mixed with bits of butter, then heated in the oven or under the broiler until brown and crispy. The sides of the gratin dish are slanted outward to expose the maximum surface for crisping and Pillivuyt porcelain is fired at 2550 degrees Fahrenheit, so you can safely put any dish under the broiler for that final browning or finishing touch. The oval eared dishes are the signature pieces that distinguish Pillivuyt porcelain as the first and finest culinary porcelain in the world. The ears are the delicate handles that are built into the shape of the dish. From mini to maxi these classic multi purpose dishes epitomize Pillivuyt’s exceptionally fine detailing. Use this classic on the dinner table with your finest china.