1. Platters from Registry Basics: Serving Platters Slideshow
Registry Basics: Serving Platters Slideshow
Every bride and groom should have a couple of big white platters, one round, one rectangular, and/or one oval — or a combination of your favorite shapes.
These are a two of our current favorites, but the idea is to go for basic white so they mix easily with all your other dishware and you can use the different shapes interchangeably.
6. Tiered Serving Tray
Adds height to your party buffets and can display both sweet and savory items.
Crate and Barrel Cambridge 2-Tier Server with Plates, $34.95.
9. Ten Ceramic Ramekins
These are the mini workhorses of our kitchen. You’ll pull them for prep while cooking, use them for baking soufflés or coddled eggs, and use them for serving mustards with charcuterie or olives with cheese. Oh, these are a must for butter and jam with scones, too!
Crate and Barrel Small Ramekins, $2.50.
10. Footed Serving Bowl/Compote
You’ll use this more than you know. It is a lively alternative to your boring kitchen fruit bowl, looks gorgeous piled high with tomatoes, and shows off any vegetable, like haricot verts, to their best. Also, there is no other way to serve a chocolate pudding piled high with whipped cream or a classic Christmas trifle.
Vera Wang Wedgewood 11-inch “Classic” Footed Bowl, $140.