As Valentine’s Day is surrounded by so many commercial hustles and bustles, the important thing that you need to keep in your mind is planning for a perfect evening for your date!
Every year, when February comes around, we see an increase in the volume of romantic dinners being booked. And while Valentine's Day is nice and fun, it can be stressful when you're planning a DIY date and cooking for two, especially for the first time. For example: What do I cook? Would my plating be balanced? Do I have enough decorations for our table?
We know it sounds silly, but there’s something about plating that makes a meal feel special. It’s like the way you dress up for a date, or how you set the table before you have guests over. You want everything to look perfect and presentable.
So we’ve prepared ways to make this night more special for you and your partner! Check out this step-by-step tutorial on how to plate for your Valentine’s Day Romantic Dinner:
1. Don’t Fill Up The Plate Too Much
Don’t fill up the plate too much. A great meal will be ruined if the food is piled on top of each other, or if there are too many ingredients that take away from each other rather than complementing each other. Take note of how much space you have and make sure that all ingredients can be seen at once.
The best way to do this is by making sure that there is enough space between each item so that it does not overlap with another ingredient. You may also want to consider using smaller plates like our vibrant dual-round dinner plate instead of larger ones so that you can fit more on one plate without having to use a lot of space between them or piling things on top of each other. You should also avoid piling up everything at once because this will not give off an appetizing look when serving your date later.
2. Get Saucy!
Saucy garnishes are the perfect way to jazz up your Valentine's Day dinner. From a fresh sprig of parsley to a drizzle of olive oil, these garnishes will make any dish pop with flavor.
For example, if you're making a chicken dish for your date, try adding some lemon zest or rosemary leaves for an extra burst of flavor. If you're serving pasta, consider sprinkling on some parmesan cheese before serving. And if you're serving dessert, consider adding a dusting of cinnamon or cocoa powder on top or even crushed nut garnish!
Not only will these little touches add some flair and flavor to your meal, they'll also impress your date—and show them how much thought went into the meal you made for them!
3. Colors Are The Key- Don’t Limit!
Colors can be used together in unexpected ways on the same plate—for instance, using lime green as an accent color against a dark brown main course. Or even using two different shades of blue on two different parts of the same dish. You'll be amazed at how much more interesting your meal looks when it's not just one color all over!
If you want to liven up a dish, add color by first adding other types of vegetables like tomatoes or carrots before moving on to anything else.
4. Put Everything In Small Bowls
A simple idea to make your date night easy: put everything in small bowls! If you struggle with presentation and making food look attractive on one plate, don't worry—we have a solution for that! Put everything in small bowls. This way, you can create an aesthetically pleasing table setting that will make your date feel special and loved.
You can put everything in our Shiva White Serving Bowl Set —from appetizers to desserts—and then serve them up like a professional chef at home!
5. Set The Mood
If you're looking for a way to set the mood on Valentine's Day, we've got just the thing: a dinnerware collection that will help you make your date feel extra special.
The best way to do this? Invest in stylish, durable, and sustainable dinnerware—so you can feel good about your choice to put your best foot forward.
The best part is we've got everything you need to make this a night to remember: plates, bowls and even cutleries, all made from sustainable materials that are durable, break-resistant and shatterproof!
You can go for simple white dishes or splurge on something more colorful and artistic. Whether you're looking for something classic or something that screams "I'm here to impress," The Plate Story has something out there for every budget.
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