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A beautiful and neat table makes any meal more pleasant and even more palatable. The table set, as it is called, enriches special moments like commemorative dinners and birthday lunches, but it can also be used in daily life, making daily meals more inviting and special. And do not even think that the table set is freshness. On the contrary, the arrangement and organization of cutlery and crockery facilitates the timing of serving, tasting and withdrawing what has already been used. In this post, we will clarify how all this works and teach you how to set up a desk for formal and informal occasions.
The table is nothing more than organizing dishes, cutlery and glasses on the table for a certain meal, which may be the coffee breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon coffee or dinner.
There is a different type of table set for each of these meals. The occasion also makes all the difference in setting the table, since for a barbecue, for example, the table can be put in a more despoiled, while for an engagement dinner, the elements that will make up the table need a little more refinement and sophistication.
A table set for day to day is also quite different from a table for a special occasion, such as a birthday or Valentine’s Day. So, first of all, you need to know what time the table will be set up.
What items and articles can not be missing at a table? Setting the occasion makes it much easier to know what to put on the table. But before that, you still have to set the menu. For each type of meal there are cutlery, glasses and specific dishes.
But in general, some items are wild and will always be used. So always have them in your hands. You can choose to have only one or all of the three, but how much do you want?
Table cloth, American game or sousplat
the more options you have the better, so you guarantee the table for different occasions, from a more elegant dinner to a Sunday barbecue. The tablecloths are a joker. Invest in one of noble fabric like cotton and linen. Light colors are best suited, but nothing prevents a stronger tone or a printed towel, as long as you take care of the rest of the décor to not visually overload the table.
American games provide support for cups, cutlery and cups. They can be the same or different prints if you want a more modern and relaxed table. Already the sousplat, read suppá, hold only the dish and can be used alone or in conjunction with the tablecloth. Like American games, there are several different models and materials of sousplat, as well as it is possible to make them at home.
shallow, soup or dessert. Invest in these items, especially those of porcelain and ceramics. If you usually get a lot of people in your house have at least twelve of each type, otherwise six pieces of each is enough.
Just like the dishes, the cutlery are indispensable for a set table, from the simplest to the most sophisticated. At first, make a basic set with knives – main and dessert, forks – main and dessert – and spoons – main, dessert, coffee and tea. Then, in a few minutes, insert other cutlery, such as the ones for fish and the ones for red meat.
Cups and glasses
Eating is also synonymous with drinking. Therefore, the glasses come into the list. The rules of etiquette define three types of cup for the table set: cup for red wine, glass for white wine and cup for water. Do you need all of them? This will depend on the menu, but to ensure you have at least cups for water and glasses for one type of wine.
Cups and Saucers
Cups with saucers are also important for a table posta, especially for breakfast, brunch or afternoon coffee. In such cases, the cups of coffee and tea with the respective saucers are used. After main meals, many people like to take a sip of coffee, so it’s good to be well aware of these items also at lunch and dinner times. Always have a set of fabric napkins to leave the table spotless. The tip for the towels is also for the napkins, so prefer the ones of fabrics like cotton and thread. If you want to make the table even more beautiful, use rings to wrap the napkins. You can buy ready or do, the internet is full of ideas.
How to make a table set
Now that you know everything you need to set up a table, let’s take a step-by-step on how to set the table. Check out: First, there should come the towel, the American game or the sousplat. If you use American or sousplat game, remember that you will need one for each guest and that the item should be positioned facing the chair. If you are going to use tablecloth, check the length so people do not stumble on the towel; then it is time to organize the dishes according to the menu. The smaller dishes are on the larger ones. For example, first the salad plate, then the main dish. The dessert plate is placed after the main meal. If the meal counts on pre-dinner snacks, add a smaller dish in the upper left corner with a bread knife resting on it; now arrange the cutlery. The rule is laid out on the table according to what will be served first in the menu. Therefore, the forks should be on the left side and follow the order from the smallest to the largest and from the outside to the inside. For example, the smallest and most external must be the salad, starting with the fish – if any – and the main fork, which is in the innermost part, leaning against the plate. On the right side comes the knives and the tablespoon. That way, you will have it from the outside in: the tablespoon – if any, the incoming knife and the main knife. The dessert spoon is positioned above the dish; the napkin is located in the left corner, next to the forks. Then arrange the bowls. They should be in the upper right corner, starting from the tip of the last knife or spoon. The first is for red wine, then for white wine and finally for water,
This is the step by step to set up a formal table for a special dinner or lunch. For day-to-day, you can opt for a simpler laid table with only the main and dessert cutlery, a bowl and the main and main dish.
For breakfast and afternoon coffees use dessert plates and cutlery, tea cups, coffee, glass of juice and napkin. Dishes in the center, forks to the left, knives (always with the cut inwards) and spoons to the right, napkin in the left corner, cups and saucers with teaspoons and coffee in the upper corner right and the glass of juice next to it.
For breakfast or afternoon coffee the tables are usually tidied with food on it. Remember, then, to make sure the visuals of the trays and platters on the table are visible.
For brunches, that meal is intermediate between breakfast and lunch, the composition of the table is very similar to of the breakfast, with the difference that it includes larger shallow plates and main cutlery.
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