For decades, round white plates have been the standard for most dining establishments—and for good reason. White plates won’t clash with food or sauce; they also shift the focus to the plating itself. However, new trends are proving that there are many plateware options available that can still be subtle and understated.
There are many intricate details that contribute to creating the perfect ambiance of a club’s dining room. Serving food on carefully and tastefully selected plateware will help to create a certain aesthetic and atmosphere for members while dining. The key focus should be looking for plateware that fits a club’s concept as well as food design. The look and feel of plateware must also meet the standards that members expect.
Dining rooms are now considering plateware with a handmade look and color schemes of natural hues, helping to bring a little more character with a difference in color, texture and form from the classic white. These details bring out the beauty of the food, rather than relying on the blank canvas of a standard white plate. Plateware with a little more character such as uneven edges, different colors and asymmetry, are seen as accessories that enhance food while also creating a rich dining experience.
While white plateware will always be a classic choice, and one that won’t take attention away from the food, color can also provide contrast. A contrasting color such as a black plate can enhance the vibrancy of a bright meal. With a handmade look and grooves within the plate, the plate can catch light and bring depth and dimension to the black hue.
Members will eat with their eyes much sooner than they eat with their mouths, making the choice of plateware a critical part of the dining experience. Regardless of deciding to go with a clean white or colored plate, or one with a natural design, there is a world of difference in what a plate brings to the table.