This year at the Maines Food Show we saw a variety of trendy and unique presentation ideas for hors d’oeuvres, drinks and even desserts. Let’s take a look back at some of the most out of the box ideas…
1. Floating Gougère Puffs
These light and airy cheese puffs were carried by balloons in the Atrium of Exit 33.
2. Suspended Bread
Copper pipes have been a popular design trend in both restaurants and home kitchens… artisan breads were hung from a copper pipe structure in the Gig during our Culinary Gala.
3. Clipboard Charcuterie
Artisanal Cheeses and Cured Meats were placed on wax paper and then clipped to a board for a unique charcuterie presentation.
If you want to try on your own, all this took was a small, thin board, an office clip, and a piece of wax paper.
4. Sushi Hinge Board
Sushi was brought out in the collapsed board, which was then expanded to a 5 ft long tray held by 2 servers.
Make this on your own with a few pieces of wood and a couple of hinges.
5. Vedge Hedge
Baby Vegetables, Assorted Hummus, Green Goddess Dressing and Pickled Baby Vegetables were displayed in a row for a fresh and natural display.
6. Chef’s Tables
No need for plates when you can eat right off of the table. Various dishes throughout the Food Show were made on silicon sheets that attendees could pick food right off of
7. Ice Bowl /Tilt-a-Skillet Cocktails
Fresh cocktails were muddled and chilled inside this ice mortar before turning and pouring into guests’ glasses.
8. Mini Cream Soda Floats
Tiny glass bottles were filled with vanilla ice cream and local cream sodas for a simple and fun presentation