You'll always have Paris, but what you really want is that zinc countertop from your favorite French bistro. Texas-based Handcrafted Metal Inc.
fabricates counters in low-maintenance zinc or pewter with a soft silvery finish that only grows richer with age. A countertop with a rolled and indented edge profile will transform your kitchen and your housework (no more polishing the stainless steel). Each job is priced individually, but expect to pay about 20 percent more than you would for granite.