You can serve food like the pros at home! Contrary to popular opinion, you don’t have to be a world class chef in a world class restaurant to treat your friends, family and guests to white tablecloth service in your kitchen.
Before serving your meal, take a moment to warm your dinner plates. Serving food on plates that have been gently warmed has long been the mark of fine dining restaurants. The best restaurants take the time to make sure the temperature of the plate matches the temperature of the food. Hot foods should be served on plates that are warm to the touch and foods served cold are best presented on plates that have been chilled.
Serve Food Like the Pros
No special equipment or expensive plate warmers are required to serve food like the pros. You simply turn your oven to its lowest setting and pop your plates in for a few minutes just before serving. Again, the oven should be on its lowest setting (warm or 150°F tops). The goal is plates that are slightly warm to the touch, not piping hot plates that are too hot to handle. To chill plates, a few minutes in the fridge will suffice.
My Blood Orange & Blue Cheese Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette is just waiting for a chilled plate and get these Scallops & Shrimp with Pea Puree on a hot plate right away!