The Mikasa French Countryside collection of dinnerware includes everything needed to serve a large group of people in elegance and style. Designed with simple sophistication, this collection includes dinner plates, cups, saucers and glassware in neutral colors to easily match the decor in any kitchen or dining room.
When preparing a meal for a large group of people, the first thing to determine is how many courses to provide. After making this decision, you can then decide which pieces of Mikasa French Countryside dinnerware you'll need to offer at the table. Buffet style servings are often offered in more casual settings, but at formal events guests usually expect to be served while seated at the table.
A great first course includes a light salad or soup. Salad plates and soup bowls are included in this collection. Salad dressing can be served on the individual plates or can be offered on the side so guests can apply as much or as little as they desire. Be sure to place salt and pepper shakers near each soup bowl so guests can help themselves to that as well.
After the first course and appetizers are done, it's time to bring out the dinner plates. Be sure to have extras on hand for unexpected guests or people who wish to get a fresh plate for second helpings. Serve dessert on a saucer and offer hot coffee or tea in Mikasa French Countryside cups and saucers for the ideal top off to a perfect meal.
Usually, water is offered to each guest at the beginning of the meal in beverage glasses. During and after the meal, it's customary to serve a complimentary wine in goblets. For larger parties, it's a great idea to offer both red and white wine so that each guest has their favorite selection.
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