The additional components of a platter may be anything the restaurant offers. Chefs usually match the preparation method of the main dish with the preparation of the add-ons. For instance, if it's fried chicken, they may pair the chicken with French fries instead of mashed potatoes. They also are careful to choose vegetables that work with the seasonings selected for the chicken.
A main dish served on a platter with one or more side dishes, such as a salad, French fries or samosas. The amount of food is usually larger than one would find on a normal-sized dinner plate, as platters are bigger than other dishware and allow chefs to serve more at a time.
A large, shallow dish, usually elliptical in shape, for holding and serving food, especially meat or fish. A course of a meal, usually consisting of a variety of foods served on the same plate.
Platters that make entertaining easy
Cheese plate, charcuterie board, party platter… whatever you call it, it’s the perfect way to feed a crowd at a party. Make your holiday entertaining and get-togethers super easy with a beautiful platter that you can make with minimal effort.
Finger foods are required at any party or get-together to make it easy for your guests to graze while carrying on a conversation and probably also holding a glass of wine.
The basic principle for making a beautiful party platter is to pile up all the good stuff. See how easy that is?! Okay, there’s a bit more to it than just adding piles of good food to a board, but it’s not much more difficult than that.
Will your board be only cheese? Will it include meats? Will it include fruits and other nibbles? Make sure there are items from a few categories—cheese, cured meats, fruit, savoury, nuts, and crackers. You’ll want to include 2-3 types of each item, so guests have options to choose from. This also helps diversify the board and makes it visually appealing.
Basics that will help build out your board.