Moonwit wooden serving platters are made of hardwood. They are crafted to last long and boast natural textures of mango wood. Each product is 100% handmade by our talented artisans. The variations and adorable imperfections, silently narrates the story of the journey.
A little about mango wood and sustainability: Mango wood is categorized as hardwood. It consists of very dense grain that is durable and strong. Mango wood has beautiful texture and colors, mostly golden brown and sometimes there are variations of yellow tint, or featuring streaks of black or pink across its surface. These colors and texture makes mango wood so visually appealing. Mango wood is highly sustainable due to its cultivation as a fruit tree. The trees grow to maturity after around 10-15 years, which is relatively quicker for any hardwood. Once the tree reaches its maturity, it stops growing further and bearing fruit. Hence, mango wood is a best alternative to some of other endangered hardwoods.
It is essentially a flattened server or a large plate or flat dish which may be used to meet all our plating needs. It is used to serve multiple food dishes while providing an alternate and attractive way of food presentation. Serving platters can be decorated fabulously. An exquisite serving platter is nothing less than a piece of art and can be displayed in the dining room or the kitchen area of the house.
2. What makes serving platters fancy and fashionable?
Including stylish platters in the kitchen is in vogue these days. It is part of the trendy décor culture wherein our generation loves to flaunt statement pieces. In the hospitality industry, a wide variety of platters with different shapes and sizes are being preferred to create a lasting impression.
A great host will always put out their best platters and hospitality traits on display. Whenever you are celebrating an occasion or hosting a party for your friends and family, you must plan the food, the theme, the drinks, and last but not the least, stylish serveware and great cutlery too. Fancy and fashionable serving platters not only charm the guests to the table but also elevate the joy of eating. Stylish, one-of-its-kind serving platters play a substantial role in creating a lasting impression. They lend an aesthetic appeal, along with their functionality.
3. Which special serving platters to buy and use?
One must buy the serving platters based on four essential parameters - size, weight, colour, and type of material. It is okay to add a pop of colour and go bold with your choices but don’t forget to prioritize the food on it. The platter must entice you to eat but it should never take away the textures and goodness of the food served on it. Here are some tips which must be taken care of while selecting the serving platters.
Always opt for a stylish, simple, and lightweight platter. It is elegant, easy to carry as well as easy to pass on.
Pick a design that is easy to clean because intricate grooves can make it messy.
Unique design gets all the attention. Go for it!
Sustainable material makes a lot of difference. Platters made from mango wood are the best as they are the most sustainable and durable alternative to other hardwoods.
Raw and handcrafted ones will always win you brownie points ¬in front of your guests.
If you are making a vibrant choice, choose the one that goes with your dining table decorations or themed accessories of your abode.
4. What are the different types of serving platters?
Platters come in many shapes and sizes but always go for the one which meets its purpose as well as gets noticed immediately. Platters with artistic designs and asymmetrical shapes are eye-catching. The round or half-round ones can easily become the centerpiece of every dining table. The wooden bat-style platter is ideal for serving drinks and small bites. The rectangular serving platter brings a lot of poise to the table and is perfect to serve sandwiches and pastries. The round wooden platters can create a tasteful appetizer display at any time of the day.
5. How to play with the presentation and multiple foods while using wooden serving platters?
Food travels through the eyes first. Therefore, the presentation of food is of utmost importance. If you wish to encourage your guests at home or customers at the restaurant to try new eats, serving platters can play a great role. Do not shy in getting creative with your platters. It is fun to decorate and get the guests talking about your platter collection. Here are some of the popular foods and serving platter combinations.
Multiple single portions of cheese picked from around the world make a great platter, always. A vegetarian mezze platter with hummus, whole wheat crackers, pita wedges, and salad is another popular pick that looks great when served on a platter. Mixing classic cheese with meat is also a delight to serve and eat from a platter. Cheese balls or fritters teamed with a variety of dips can never go wrong on a wooden serving platter. Oat crackers with cheese, nuts, figs, blueberries, raspberries jam and honey granola make a delectable platter. Satay with peanut sauce and yogurt dip looks great on a bat-shaped serving platter. Sliced fruits (blueberry, strawberry, raspberries, mango, kiwi, oranges, peaches) will make a great pair with asymmetrically shaped platters. One can also hold a variety of shot glasses filled on the rectangular serving platter. Last but not the least, an all-dessert platter with melons, cupcakes, cookies, pastries, muffins, and other sweet treats makes for the most attractive meal on the dining table.