Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Setting the stage for buffet

Today I am expecting guests for dinner. Instead of my usual table setting, I decided to serve my meal "buffet style" and accent my table with an ethnic Indian dress.

When you are setting the buffet table, create a focal point. As opposed to dining table centerpieces, which should be above or below the eye level, buffet table flowers can be tall and dramatic. It is nice to set the food at different heights to give the table interest and drama.












I should make chicken biryani to serve in this platter.


Nice spicy dal would be perfect for this round dish.


Stir fried vegetables would be perfect on this platter. Yep, you guessed it right. I look at the dishes that I want to use and come up with the menu. Isn't that strange?


A porcelain rose is used to weigh down the napkins.


An Indian dress is used as a table topper.


The East Coast has lilacs, whereas the West Coast has snow ball bush.






Now my buffet table is set. I am fully inspired to cook the meal that compliments the table.

For more memorable centerpieces, tablescapes, and recipes (including gluten free recipes), please check out my book, Entertaining From an Ethnic Indian Kitchen, at my website komalinunna.com.
  

Please join Susan's Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday, Cindy for Show and Tell and Melissa for The inspired room.

18 comments:

  1. Such a pretty table. Those flowers are gorgeous. Dropping by from BNOTP.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  2. Beautiful buffet table, Komali. The flowers are beautiful...love the vase. The tablecloth is gorgeous.

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  3. Such a beautiful buffet. I like the way things are at different heights on the table--looks really professional. And I love those serving utensils!

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  4. What great serving pieces! Such a lovely table.

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  5. Gorgeous!! Everything looks absolutely beautiful!

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  6. Very pretty. Elevating some of the dishes give the buffet table more room. Great idea.

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  7. So very elegant! I love the mostly all-white color scheme, and it allows the beautiful fabric to shine.

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  8. Such a lovely set up. So sweet and elegant. I love it and thanks for sharing.

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  9. What a beautiful buffet table....the silver and the white dinner ware are very appealing.

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  10. Beautiful buffet table. I have never seen those flowers & I live on the west coast. They are beautiful. And can you believe that I have never had Indian food? I guess I should put that on my bucket list.

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  11. The entire buffet is beautiful!! The dress on the table....great idea! I like your candles too!

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  12. Hello, What a beautiful buffet display, everything looks perfect. I love your Indian dress used in such an unusal way. Thank you for sharing.
    Hugz,
    Kim

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  13. Wonderful... I do so manny buffets...it's great to get some new ideas.
    Thanks

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  14. Beautiful buffet. What a gorgeously elegant tabletopper. We had today for lunch your strawberry salad, it was delicious. Thank you for the recipe. I really must buy your book.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  15. Your table is just beautiful. The muted colors wiill compliment your food beautifully and your menu sounds delicious!

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  16. Your table is just stunning. I love your beautiful platters and our silver is gorgeous. Beautiful serving pieces. Your flowers are gorgeous too. Everything is lovely. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

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  17. What a clever and creative tablescape. Well done!

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