How to serve snacks, or what to serve food on?

How to serve snacks, or what to serve food on?
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Snacks are a kind of meal that is served at parties – both those organized in banquet halls and so-called home parties. How to serve them and what to serve this type of food on?

Snacks are usually defined as “something light to eat”. It is accepted that they are usually served before the first meal. This is the case at various special events, such as weddings, communions, or even organized school events (e.g. proms). At parties snacks are often treated as a normal meal, but also as a “nice” time together, for example during watching a soccer match. The question arises how and on what should they be served? We suggest a few interesting ideas in this regard.

On a tray, a board, a plate, or maybe something else. What to serve snacks on?

Snacks are small dishes, so many people ask the question whether we should actually pay so much attention to their preparation and serving. Of course you should! If we want our guests to be satisfied with the way they are served, we need to take care of every detail, especially the quality of the food and how spectacularly it is served. The way of serving snacks depends on the type of food. So let’s list some popular snacks that we can serve to our guests at a house party

These certainly include appetizers , mini sandwiches, stuffed eggs or vegetables, but also salads with dips and all kinds of pastes served with portioned bread. As these examples show, the cross-section of delicacies is diverse, so the way they are served is not necessarily the same.

So how should the various snacks be served? All ‘mini’ foods, such as appetizers, sandwiches, wrapped meats, or cheeses can be served on a specially designed board. It is also worth preparing a few necessary kitchen accessories, which will help us e.g. in putting the snacks on the guests’ plates, if they will not use the option of a buffet. What additional tools will come in handy? Certainly knives for cheese and cold meat, as well as for cutting and spreading bread.

Dips for salads are best set in additional bowls or small jars. Long glasses are great for cut up vegetable snacks and sticks

Another important issue is how we are going to serve the food, and depending on that, we will also need napkins, forks, and of course plates for each guest.

Apart from the issue of what we serve the snacks on, the way the food is arranged is also important, and it is known that there are several of them. If we decide to serve the snacks on a special board, it is a good idea to group the individual mini-dishes and arrange them in rows to create, for example, a colorful array of individual ingredients. Platters with served snacks can be divided into categories, i.e. we serve separate boards of cheese, cold meat, bread,etc. Combining several different snacks on one platter does not look aesthetically pleasing. It has a raison d’être only when these are the last snacks, so there are not many left, and it makes no sense for individual minidishes to lie separately on large platters.

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What to serve the appetizers with? With wine or perhaps soft drinks?

Another very important issue is what kind of beverage you serve a particular snack with. A generally accepted rule, which is followed especially by catering establishments, is that the more indigestible and fatty the snacks are, the higher should be the alcohol content of the drinks served. With snacks containing mainly fat goes perfectly with dry red wine. This beverage will also help to better digest these heavy dishes. On the other hand, snacks based on fruits and vegetables are the type of food that likes the company of a delicate wine with a hint of acidity. And the exact opposite type of wine, namely those with low acidity, semi-sweet or even sweet, go well with fried snack dishes

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