Head Chef at Sandy Ridge Vineyard in Norwalk, Ohio
Present Guests with the “Best Lastly.”
No matter how wonderful your holiday creations smell and taste, remember that your guests will eat with their eyes first!
Chef McFadden says to skip the single serve presentation platters and tiny bowls, and pull out your antique chinaware! That special keepsake crystal from Grandma was meant to be used for the holidays, not simply kept on display.
Yes, these pieces will need to be hand washed, and there is a chance they could get chipped or scratched, but what are you saving them for? The cabinet can’t appreciate them, but friends and family will love to see their nostalgic charm, along with the stories that come along with them.
His final tip?
Said Chef McFadden, “The art of presentation will, I promise you, make a most memorable-and delicious-holiday dining experience for you and yours!”