Delicate understatement for the real star
Whether a joint, rack or fillet: connoisseurs consider tender lamb meat to be one of the best types of meat. Similar to the exquisite Japanese Kobe beef, it is best served with few side dishes on a beautiful gourmet plate. Fresh ciabatta, a green salad or potato dishes take a step back and leave the stage to the gourmet meat – aesthetically arranged on Villeroy & Boch plates that accentuate every meal thanks to their beautiful design and linear shapes. The fact that we serve gourmet dishes on special plates today would not have been foreseeable in the past. It was only in the 16th century that classic dinner plates with a recess and higher rim moved into royal households and started to diversify over time into underplates, serving plates and gourmet plates.
When décors underscore the ingredients
Whereas the term “gourmet” in the UK describes a person who enjoys good food and drink, in its French country of origin it refers to a wine connoisseur. But the terminology is not really that far-removed as every good meal is usually accompanied by an aromatic red or white wine. If you then coordinate the glasses to match Villeroy & Boch’s elegant porcelain plates, you will conjure up a festive table that reflects your exclusive gourmet meal. The versatile collections come in shapes and patterns to suit any occasion. Whether classic and elegant or modern and sleek – the round and angular porcelain gourmet plates in white or with colourful motifs create a cultivated atmosphere on any table.
Spice is the substance
When high-quality porcelain becomes a stylish gourmet plate, then you know it’s a quality product from Villeroy & Boch. Dinner plates made from Premium Porcelain are perfect for everyday use due to their design as well as their resistance to impact and chipping. Most can be easily cleaned in the dishwasher. The delicate décors are coated with a glaze that protects the beautiful patterns from high temperatures in the microwave and very low temperatures in the fridge. The soft Premium Bone Porcelain of the exclusive gourmet plates shimmers at special occasions, their soft shine caused by the high proportion of calcinated bone ash. Treat yourself and your guests to the high-quality gourmet plates that confidently accentuate the taste of exquisite delicacies.
For total indulgence
To create a dazzling scene, pair your Villeroy & Boch gourmet plates with beautiful porcelain crockery from the same collection. With the table set for a multi-course meal, the shapes and designs are repeated throughout the courses and create a harmonious table concept. Anyone who doesn't want to buy single plates can fall back on a set of gourmet plates that also makes an excellent gift for a wedding or anniversary. If you give dinner plates as a gift, why not also give a few tips on how to best arrange and decorate gourmet food? The main ingredient is draped in the middle of the plate – preferably on a bed of vegetables to let it tower and look more delicious – and the rest of the porcelain crockery remains untouched. This gives the meal the attention it deserves.