At home, we might be at most ease eating rice even in a dessert bowl. But when we are at a formal event, dining out in a restaurant or even hosting an official dinner, the wrong choice of plates can be a dishware faux pa.
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According to chefs and culinary experts, the meal’s presentation on the dish or platter implies that half the battle is won. The right tableware helps to set the mood by harmonising both the visual aspects of the meal and the overall theme of the occassion. There are usually many different types of cutlery, utensils and tableware plates while attending an event or eating out at a restaurant. You must comprehend the many styles and purposes of ceramic plates. It is crucial to remember when attending formal or special parties where the tableware is different from what you typically use at home. There are numerous sorts of dishes and cutlery sets that are regularly used to serve food.
Let us focus only on a few standard ceramic plates.
Soup plate, Image Source: Pexels
Soup plates are shaped differently from other variants. Because the plate is designed to hold liquid foods such as soup. The shape is inspired by the principal purpose as a soup container. The plate’s top has a bowl-like arch. However, there are distinctions that differentiate soup plates from formal to informal meals. Soup plates are often shorter in height at formal dinners.
Appetiser plates come in a wide range of sizes. The size range begins at 17 cm. This plate’s qualities include a curled tip but no indentation. This plate is identical to the bread and butter or BnB plate, except that it is slightly larger. An appetiser plate can be used to serve cheeses or fruits as an appetiser.
This platter is typically used for serving salads. The salad plate is spherical in shape and comes in two sizes. The first is a large size of approximately 22 cm, while the second is a smaller size of roughly 20 cm. When different sizes of plates are placed on the table at a formal dinner, you won’t be mistaken about which container is for salads and which is for regular dishes. You can identify this since the salad plate is bigger than the bread-and-butter plate.
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A dinner plate is a plate that is used for main courses. The usual size of this tableware is 11 or 12 inches in diameter. It is the most often used plate throughout the meal and typically comes out post the salad. The dinner plate is the one that rests just above the charger. Many people prefer this dishware both for lunch and dinner.
Dessert plates are common at both formal and informal feasts. Craftsmen refer to this type as the luncheon plate. This plate serves a variety of purposes. It is suitable for snacks, appetisers, and desserts. This plate is tiny, about 18 cm across. Typically used during celebrations, anniversaries, parties and other events.