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Setting a Beautiful Table

Setting a Beautiful Table

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Thanksgiving Dinner

Food is a sensory experience that should carry to the table setting. The menu, setting, and food should coordinate together to say exactly what you are serving. You want the food to present in an atmosphere that tells the same story.

Presenting your food is achieved by setting the proper tableware in the correct location for the meal experience. This provides for efficiency, geometrically pleasing, and effectiveness. Your simple table setting should be as follows:

  • Spoons and knife placed right of the plate 1″ from the edge of the table.
    • Soup spoon furthest from the plate
    • Teaspoon in the middle from the plate
    • Dinner knife to closest to the plate
  • Forks placed left of the plate 1′ from the edge of the table.
    • Salad fork furthest from the plate
    • Dinner fork closet to the plate
  • Napkins placement
    • Under the forks folder
    • Folded on top of the plate
    • Set to the far left side of the place
  • Glass placement
    • Place to the right of the plate
    • Glasses should be set according to the height
    • Cups and saucers place to the right of the spoons
  • Plates
    • Placed in the center of the place setting
    • Remember that food should be served on plates that enhance the food
    • Stack the dinner plate, bread plate, and soup bowl according to diameters
    • Plates can be plain with textures to add dimension
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Table Setting

Geometrics placing provides a balance to the visual ascetics as well as ease of use during the meal.

Table decor should flow with the meal served. This will provide a connection to the mood, food, and time of the year. Examples are:

  • Romance lace lines, soft candlelight
  • Holidays
  • Seasons
    • Adding subtle seasonal colors keep the focus on the food
    • Natural items can bring a real seasonal feel
  • Keep table clothes white or pale neutrals
    • Keep the focus on the food
    • Do not distract from the visual appeal of the food
    • Textures can help with the sensory dining experience

When serving your dinner remember that it is a sensory experience from start to finish. The setting prepares the diners for a sensory dining experience.

@4ChionLifestyle

Healthy Eating ~ Modern Market

Healthy Eating ~ Modern Market

What is old is new again. We see this in film, television, summer fashion trends, and food. The concept of farm to table is beginning to take traction in America. The concept that food is healthy, increases energy and provides proper nutrients is a value many are finding for their lifestyle.

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Modern Market

Anthony Pigliacampo, co-owner of Modern Market, decides in 2009 the time was like no other to step aside his corporate job and begin a change in food choices for eating out. The ability to find a healthy choice at a reasonable price was the basis for the restaurant. This was the beginning of Modern Market.

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Modern Market

Modern Market brings the farm to table concept with a modern flair. The food is prepared from farm fresh ingredients in each location each day. The staff  is trained and well prepared to cook each meal from scratch that nourishes the mind and body. The food philosophy is, “Have you ever noticed, when you eat great food you feel good?”

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Pigliacampo attends the soft opening of Ahwahnee’s Modern Market. He states, “healthy food, every ingredient we consciously source. “We actually find the vendor, negotiate with our vendors about the quality products. Arizona is a good location for farm to table. Many of our greens are literally 30 hours ground to our restaurant.”  The philosophy is a holistic view on health, added sugar is the devil and good fats are friends.

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Modern Market Dinner Plates

Modern Market serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and catering. The menu includes:

  • Breakfast sandwiches
    • Rocket egg
    • Egg and cheese
  • Scrambles
    • Southwest tofu
    • Sausage kale
  • Breakfast plate
    • Eggs and prosciutto
    • Eggs and toast
  • Fresh salads
    • Thai coconut
    • Toscano
  • Toasted sandwiches
    • Chipotle steak
    • Blueberry pesto
  • Brick oven pizza
    • M*rita
    • prosciutto
  • Homemade soups vary with seasons
  • Drinks
    • Wine
    • Beer
    • Natural craft soda
    • Tea
    • Coffee
    • Bottled drinks
    • Kombucha

The evening was a delight. We enjoyed a warm cozy atmosphere. The menu is wholesome ingredients. The freshness was filled with savory flavors. Ray and I enjoyed:

  • Chicken Breast
    • Hormone and antibiotic free herb roasted chicken with chimichurri sauce
    • Macaroni and cheese
    • Roasted asparagus (the asparagus did not have the woody area removed)
  • Sesame Tofu 
    • Seasoned organic tofu
    • Lemon maple vinaigrette (served on the side)
    • Rosemary sweet potato mash
    • Roasted asparagus

The restaurant provides self-service for ordering & drinks, prices affordable and warm atmosphere. The menu was beautifully simple. Looking forward to a healthier choice when eating out.

@4ChionLifestyle

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Ahwatukee Location 4901 E Ray Rd Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85044

Photo Credit Raymond L. Forchion Jr.

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