Few days i back i had to make an exciting meal for two people. Exciting? What do you mean, i make a good food and known for that so how do i make it exciting and that too an Indian food. Well in past i have done few 6-7 course menus with great presentations and seriously after doing them on and on i got bored, looking for my inventory for service ware, platters etc and trust me i could not find which pleased me.
So, i decided why not try and make or produce my own platters, generally chefs do look for platters online, through suppliers and on.I thought this time let me serve food in my own created platters.So my job got just doubled first make a menu and then look or make something where it looks stunning.
I have a pleasure of working in new property where i have been a part of pre-opening therefore i worked a lot with projects capturing the ideas and objects such has stone, glass, wood and many more.
So lets take something from around and make it interesting. Its a winter time so we had lot of wood to be burnt which was lying around, so i hand picked some with their barks and took them to my hotel carpenter and asked him to make two different plane surfaces, one with the bark on back side and the other with plane smooth bark in front.
I took a wood which was smooth from front and start to burn them from the surface holding them with the tong just enough to give them carbon color, please don't make a coal out of it.
While i was doing this my staff was thinking i have gone mad. Hahaha
Instead of toothpicks or satay sticks i decided to use baby bamboo stems which i plucked.
Another platter whose bark side was made smooth, i decided to use some leaf, flowers from around and placed toughened glass platter on top making it bright, colorful and close to the nature.
Look at that how beautiful and natural these platters look.