Any chef will tell you “you first eat with your eyes” – a notion confirmed by all of the food photos on Instagram!
So what are some basics for creating the same visual appeal at home without being overwhelmed by the 3- million ideas on Pinterest?
I like to begin with a menu and plan the “styling” around the food.
Why this works:
The appetizer is a buratta and potato pizza – it’s simple and rustic as are the serving board and galvanized “ice bucket”. Although it is a finger food, it’s nice to offer guests a plate.
The main course is a pasta dish. White plates let the food be the star. If this were a “white” pasta or other light food, a dark or patterned dish might make a better presentation. I’m hoping the napkin color plays off the color of the sauce!
Desert is a chocolate cake with champagne. Here, square white serving plates mimic the color and shape of the cake plate, colorful candles play off the whimsy of the party dog napkins.
Another advantage to laying this out – I know I have everything and don’t have to worry about it the day of the event!
How did it turn out?
The guests had many posts on Instagram!