If you’re a foodie & an interior decor baddie like me, then you understand that presentation is almost as important as quality when hosting guests or delivering a memorable experience. This is especially important if you are going to be hosting events where food will be served. Giving your guests that optimal experience is very sacrosanct, and part of that is the plating of your meals.
It might seem hard to plate jollof, eba, or even pasta, but these plating ideas will turn your dishes into an eye-catching spectacle, just make sure that it tastes as good as it looks.
Here are 4 plating ideas that are sure to impress your guests:
The Artful Arrangement:
Experiment with color and texture by arranging your dish with a variety of ingredients in an aesthetically pleasing way. For example, you could arrange water leaf, plantain, or spinach in a symmetrical pattern or create a beautiful layering effect by placing different components on top of each other, like periwinkles alongside shrimp and other food items. Feel free to experiment.
The Minimalist Approach:
It consists of a simple & elegant presentation, where the plate looks clean and uncluttered, with just a few key components arranged artfully. This plating is perfect for colorful salads and desserts.
Layering components in a stack can add height and dimension to your plate. Try layering mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, and sliced meat in a tower, or create a mini tower of bite-sized appetizers.
The Sauce Swirl:
A drizzle or swirl of sauce can add both flavor and finesse to your plate. Use a bottle or spoon to create a beautiful, flowing pattern on the plate that complements the other components of the dish.
It’s time to own your creativity, and be the perfect host by experimenting with these plating ideas to impress your guests with your culinary skills.