Whether you are planning a wedding, birthday celebration or a corporate event, sharing platters are a great conversation starter. Serve up a plate of delicious food for your guests to share and they will soon get chatting and interacting, even if they don’t know one another. Plus, sharing platters can be ever so simple to produce, whilst also creating a really impressive centerpiece for the table.
So, if you want to break the ice and get the party started at your next event, consider a few of our sharing platter ideas …
Barbecues are becoming an ever more popular option for summer weddings and outdoor events. Loved by all, a barbecue is a real treat for the senses – the smokey waft of hot coals, the sight of gently browned meat, fish and vegetables and that unique and delicious flame grilled taste. Cook up a feast of prime beef steak, beautifully marinated salmon and, for the non-meat eaters, some gently charred mediterranean vegetables. Display your chosen selection on a sharing board placed in the middle of the table for everyone to help themselves and serve alongside a variety of fresh and zingy salads and hunks of crusty rustic bread. This is a platter that is guaranteed to impress.
Antipasto Italian Style
Antipasto is perfect for sharing. Traditionally served as a starter, Antipasto platters are a simple but effective way of whetting the appetite of your guests before the main course and encouraging them to chat and meet their fellow diners. A stunning selection of cured meats, herby olives, garlicky bruschetta, deep fried whitebait, mozzarella crostini, slithers of smoked salmon, tuna tartare and much, much more; you can really go to town and create an extensive Antipasto platter that is truly unique to your event. Garnish with juicy figs and serve with aromatic focaccia bread to tear and share.
A Cheesy Ending
Cheese is a traditional and firm favourite at weddings and events. Present your guests with platters stacked high with fresh and locally sourced cheeses that will tempt them to dig in and get talking about the different flavours and their personal favourites. Accompany the cheese with boards of crispy biscuits, crusty breads, juicy grapes and dollops of homemade chutney. Plus, if you’re planning a wedding, why not go the full hog and create a cheese tower! Not only will this display look spectacular, it will get your guests talking and excited for the final course of their meal.
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Fancy the idea of Sharing Platters at your wedding or event? We can provide Sharing Platter catering in Bath, Bristol and Cardiff as well as across the wider Gloucester, Somerset and Dorset area. We are dedicated to using fresh and locally sourced produce for maximum flavour and will work with you to create a unique and bespoke menu to suit your own individual tastes and dietary requirements.
Get in touch to discuss your ideas – call us on 01225 667818 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.