State of Play : State of Play - Issue 1
34 |EAT&DRINK | I t can be a tricky balance when serving food, determining how much effort should go into the styling and presentation of the dishes versus simply letting the food speak for itself. In a world where social media is at the forefront, restaurants cannot afford to choose one over the other. Here we list effective ways to spruce up your serves with minimal effort and skill required, but still have your customers whipping their phones out for a photo before the first bite. WOODEN BOARDS It’s every Instagrammer’s dream: a beautiful meal, thoughtfully prepared on a wooden board. Serving meals on wooden boards has been in fashion in recent years. It offers a rustic style and makes sharing platters a breeze to prepare. Even the simplest of meals are brought to life and it’s no surprise that more restaurants are reaching for them. MASON JARS With freakshakes and veggie juices becoming increasingly popular, a great way for eateries to differentiate from the traditional tall glass is the use of the humble Mason jar. Providing a flexible alternative to serve food and beverages, these jars allow chefs to bring presentation outside the boundaries of the glass – for example, having syrup and cream ooze down the ON SERVE Give your serving style a makeover with these on-trend ideas.
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