Whether it’s a picnic in the park, a meeting with clients, or a fancy treat for you and your family, grazing platters are the perfect option for any occasion. It can be as formal, casual, or intricate as you’d like, and the options are endless with plenty of fresh, seasonal options to choose from. Coming up with ideas can seem overwhelming, though, but here are some ideas to get you started.
A proven classic, the charcuterie board is always a crowd pleaser. Go to your local farmer’s market or grocery store and pick up some a fun assortment of crackers, fresh fruit like grapes and apples, meats to pair like salami and prosciutto and, most importantly, your favorite mix of cheeses. The best approach would be to intermix soft and hard cheeses in a variety of colors. You can even add some dips or veggies if you want to spice it up even more.
Host a hearty brunch for your loved ones with a unique breakfast grazing platter. Start off with a hearty selection of pancakes, pastries, granola, and toast to act as a carb-heavy base. Then introduce some healthy color with fresh fruit like blueberries, banana slices, and raspberries.
Add in some dipping bowls filled with honey, yogurt, and jams to top it off and you’ve got yourself a delicious lineup for your guests and a brunch to boast about.
Want an excuse to eat some sweets? Make a dessert platter for a movie night or a birthday party. Take some chocolate treats and pair them with some colorful contrast. This could be baked goods or store-bought candies and cookies. Using chocolate covered strawberries, brownies, and wafer biscuits as a brown base. Include some donuts, macarons, and sugar cookies and you’ll make a mouth-watering array of sugar to enjoy.
A fun and simple platter to try out at a dinner party or event is a Japanese sushi platter. Load plates up with an abundance of options including maki, nigiri, sashimi, and hand rolls. You can even expand the Japanese theme past exclusively sushi to include tempura or ramen. Pop in the soy sauce ginger, wasabi, edamame, and wakame and you’re all set for a fancy night out without leaving the house.
Presenting these aesthetically pleasing creations is easy with Wholeleaf’s palm leaf platters. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, keeping the food front and center with the simple yet elegant design. Whether it’s hot, wet, or sticky the durable design with withstand any assortment you plan. The best part, when the party is all over, the food scraps and tableware can all be composted together, making for an easy and eco-friendly cleanup.