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On Aug 01, 2012, in Drinking, Drinkware, Home Decor, by urbandazzle


Bring the élan of your favorite up market eatery home, from the people who help them create it. The technique, known in the culinary world as “plating,” inspires professional chefs to create what they think of as “edible art.”

Presentation can be everything, especially when it comes to serving food. Even wholesome, delicious meals can be a turn off if they appear unattractive. Slapping pasta onto a plate or slopping soup into a bowl just isn’t enough.

“We eat with our eyes first,” says David Wynne, Culinary Arts instructor at The Art Institute of Seattle, about food presentation and food plating.

Creating finger smacking delicacies is just not enough to impress the discerning eye. Choose elegant platters in unique shapes in elegant white ceramic and serve art. Ceramic platters in asymmetric  shapes are an easy way to create a restaurant like vibe for your presentation.

For Oriental cuisines square white ceramic platters are a must have, team it with a white ceramic dip dish and voila! Make way for culinary heaven descending onto your table.

Another aspect of presentation is the dish the meal is served in. Dish size should be slightly larger than the portion to be served. This keeps the food from spilling without making the meal look too small. Mimic upscale restaurants, adds Timothy Ferriss, a member of the Institute of Food Technologists. Using plates that have a small basin for holding food but a large rim and drizzling sauce on the rim to visually expand the portion are a few “insider” tricks offered by Ferriss.

When you walk into a chic restaurant another thing that catches the eyes is the drool worthy water goblet , sitting splendidly atop the table setting, oozing oomph just by being there.  If you have a more or less monochromatic table (place mats or table cloth), go for goblets in striking colors. If your table is already busy with colors choose a striking shape in clear glass.  You can also place your wine glasses on the table if you would be serving wine with the meal.

Garnish is important both on food and drinks. A lime wedge with loads of ice, served in an elegant urbandazzle Ego Alter glass can bring your everyday nimbu pani to life.

Pour drinks, wines and water from stylish bottles, decanters and carafes and be sure to encounter some approving nods from your guests. Get ready to charm with your elegant taste.

Simple pasta dishes can be made healthier and more attractive by adding, for example, diced green, yellow, and red peppers. Easy-to-use kitchen tools can also help you turn ho-hum fruits and veggies into zucchini “ribbons,” tomato “flowers,” or carrot “hearts.”

A little shall go a long way; these simple knick knacks do the trick.

A chic center piece adds zest to the table without screaming for attention. Go for a small flower arrangement or a couple of tea lightsif your table is not too big. For larger tables bigger centerpieces are required.

Vital Table accessories such as cruet sets, sauce boats, cheese domes, tiered platters etc are available in amazing options.

With so many options to choose from encounter the balance, focus and flow that perfection on the table will create, how a simple conversation over your fantastic dinner will lead to new beginnings in life and more.

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