So, this is more a question about food etiquette/trivia than cooking, but this community seemed to be the closest fit.
Is there a specialized fork-like utensil that was used for soup in western high-society scenarios, or are you aware of a fictional source which may have made that claim (like in a joke about obscure dining etiquette)?
I know that I have not encountered this device personally, but I do know that I obtained this idea from visual media, like a show or movie, but I can't remember if it was fictional or not. Associations I am making with this memory are, these may or may not be accurate: For a specific or tight category of soups (I want to say Consomme or another empty broth); the utensil appeared non-standard is some way, less strong is why I thought so, I want to say it had only a couple of tines &/or was very slender?; the utensil had a specific name that implied a unique utensil not a fork/spoon variant; it was used by the person eating the soup, not for serving or preparation, but I feel like I remember its use not being straight forward, like maybe to stir the broth before drinking?; I don't believe I saw anyone actually use it, but rather a discussion about using it, like you may see on a travel/restaurant show.
The only thing I have been able to find over many searches are a couple of references of 'Vichyssoise Fork' which both absolutely lacked informative context (a screen name and a picture with a high society cat saying you must use the V.F.). That term doesn't feel right/jog memory, but maybe if I knew more about it it would. I know Vichyssoise is not a broth, debatable origin, I am not finding any references to people using a unique utensil for it, and I feel that the mention I encountered was highlighted because of the difficulty of using it with the intended dish if used improperly/ignorantly.
Thank you, apologies for obscurity/lack of known factors.