Style Your Plate and TableScaping
When it comes to the food you eat, learning to style your plate and set your table (or even more beautifully, tablescaping your table for the holidays or a dinner party) can be an incredible way to increase the enjoyment of your meal. Seriously! A little effort can go a long way.
Style your plate at home
Plating and tablescaping isn't just for restaurants. When you style your plate at home, that little effort can make your plate more beautiful, which then makes you more excited to eat your food. A gorgeous table or plate can make even a "meh" meal feel special, and oftentimes the enjoyment of your food is half related to experience! It's one of the reasons food tastes so good on vacation. LOL
With just a little effort and the willingness to pay attention, you might be surprised how easy it is to make your plate look nice. Sometimes it's just a matter of where you put what, and other times it's how much is on the plate. For example, when you style your plate, try putting your protein on top of your starch, then drizzling with sauce. That's how we do it in restaurants, and it's why people are willing to pay $15-40 for a plate of food the could easily make at home.
Tablescaping is fun!
Styling your plate is awesome, and setting a table with gorgeous decorations is great for the holidays and dinner parties... but why not think about the tablescape for regular, everyday dinners? Why not make ever meal a celebration? You don't need to go all out, but a little effort in the tablecloth and a centerpiece can make your average Monday night feel festive. Waking up your dinner table with a few pops of color doesn't take much effort, and it can feel AMAZING.
Check out these particularly useful posts on tablescaping and how to style your plate: