This elegant server evokes afternoon tea at a swanky London hotel. The three white porcelain plates are 6 1/2, 7 3/4 and 9 inches and are mounted into an elegant silver rod topped with a ring ideal for carrying. Pillivuyt porcelain, made in France, is extremely durable and is oven, dishwasher and microwave safe.
Use It For: A brunch display of Assorted Cake Donuts
Even a snack as pedestrian as chips and dip will be elevated to a higher level when served in the Nambe Scoop Server. The spread or dip fits into the smaller bowl, which is suspected from an arm that arcs over the larger bowl, which can hold chips, slices of bread, crackers, crudite or other foods. The aluminum-based alloy that is used to make Nambe pieces is comprised of 8 different metals, which gives it a lustrous silver finish and temperature-retaining properties. Chill the server in the refrigerator or warm it in the oven to help foods maintain the ideal temperature.
This handsome metal tray has a polished wooden inset. Arrange your cheese in the middle and crackers or fruit in the metal sections on either side.
Use It For: A tasting of your favorite three cheeses, alongside slices of toasted bread. Include a dish of Pimento Cheese to spread on the bread.
A set of simple, versatile platters will always come in handy, particularly ones that have a classic style and are in simple white, so they'll be suitable for any occasion. This set of three square porcelain platters from Tag are microwave and dishwasher safe and have a slight rim to keep food in place. The sizes are 7 1/3, 11 3/4 and 16 inches square.
Professional caterers know that one of the best ways to keep food warm is with a chafing dish, which has a sterno or candle burner underneath to keep the food warm. This version from Norpro is simple and classic in style and has a glass lid, handy so that guests can see what's inside without lifting the lid. It is made of stainless steel, holds 6 quarts of food, and has easy-to-hold loop handles.