One of our specialties here at Ed Dixon Food Design is grazing tables – we’ve been doing them for over 10 years!
Autumn is an unexpectedly amazing time for outdoor dining and grazing. The evenings are still light and there is also a great selection of seasonal produce available. Another big win is that the outside temperatures are still warm without being uncomfortably hot – this means the food offering on your grazing table, particularly cured meats and soft cheeses, can survive out of the fridge for a longer period without melting away.
A good starting point is deciding upon the hero elements of your table. This could be a stunning array of cheeses, a whole glazed leg of ham, or even a salmon gravlax (something with some substance as it’s not spring/summer lightness we are after). These items should take pride of place on the table, preferably in a higher position, then surround these with the accompaniments. A grazing table should also be accommodating to all of your guests – be sure to consider some vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan inclusions.
When deciding how to style your generous food offering, consider an seasonal colour palette – rich reds and oranges combined with generous amounts of crisp white and soft greens make for a beautiful display! In addition to your hero food items, consider adding some smaller, edible styling items – crunchy green grapes, roasted almonds and fresh in-season fruits like figs and pears make the table look abundant and delicious.
All images via En Pointe Events
Or, if in doubt, you can always order one from EDFD – we can deliver and style on site!
Ms Zebra Says: Seriously, who doesn’t love a good grazing table?! Such a great way to allow guests to mingle and chat over cheese and biccies. The grazing tables by Ed Dixon Food Design are completely spot on.
About Ed Dixon Food Design: Ed Dixon Food Design is an award-winning caterer and event managers, partnering with brides, private clients and big companies across Melbourne since 2001. From intimate morning teas and boardroom lunches, to large seated events and Gala dinners, themed cocktail parties, store openings and city and country weddings. our passion is creating beautiful events and delicious food people will remember.
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