Meal-Related Center Items
Figure 9-2 shows meal-related dining table center
items. These items are explained next.
Cereal cream pitcherThe cereal cream pitcher is
shaped like a small beverage pitcher with a modified
hourglass design. It has a handle on one side and a
capacity of 16 ounces. It is set only for breakfast or
brunch when cereal is to be served.
Syrup pitcherThe syrup pitcher is similar in size
and shape to the coffee cream pitcher. However, the
pouring spout is partially enclosed by a metal lip. It is
set only for breakfast or brunch when pancakes or
waffles are to be served. It is placed on a coffee cup
Silver fruit bowlThe silver fruit bowl is a large
hollow bowl. It is used for serving fresh fruit for
breakfast or brunch. It is often set as a centerpiece
containing artificial or real fruit for breakfast or artificial
or real flowers for lunch or dinner.
Bread trayThe bread tray is a rectangular silver
dish with rounded ends and perforated sides. It is used
primarily for breads, but it also maybe used for relishes
such as cannot or celery sticks. When used for breads,
an opened napkin is placed in the tray. The bread is then
neatly arranged on the napkin, and the edges of the
napkin are folded over the bread to retain freshness and
Cruet and casterThe cruet and caster consist of
two stoppered glass bottles placed on a small tray. The
bottles hold oil and vinegar salad dressings when salads
are served at lunch or dinner.
Butter dishThe butter dish is a small, rectangular
china dish with rounded corners. It is normally used at
Figure 9-2.Meal-related center items.