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Things that make a meal a bit posher? Not entirely serious

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MVLipwig Fri 10-Aug-18 20:14:44

Things you can do to instantly make a meal that bit posher? Just posted this on an inappropriate thread, so hello if you spotted me there blush
I reckon:
Sprig of herb for a garnish
Quinoa instead of couscous (if I could ever cook the stuff into not mush)
More unusual pasta, such as tagliatelle/bucatini instead of spaghetti, Agnolotti instead of tortellini

AnneLovesGilbert Fri 10-Aug-18 20:18:02

Toasted pine nuts! Little nuggets of deliciousness which make most things a bit nicer.

Balsamic glaze.

Everything looks better with lit candles on the table grin

IJustHadToNameChange Fri 10-Aug-18 20:19:26

Matching cutlery.

A placemat that doesn't have faces or a witty slogan on it.

ProudThrilledHappy Fri 10-Aug-18 20:19:59

Toasted bruschetta and oil on the side

MiddlingMum Fri 10-Aug-18 20:21:35

Triangular sandwiches are posher than square ones.

hugoagogo Fri 10-Aug-18 20:21:36

Sandwiches in triangleswink

hugoagogo Fri 10-Aug-18 20:22:18

High fives middling grin

thismeansnothing Fri 10-Aug-18 20:22:25

Charger plates for your plate to go on

Thesearmsofmine Fri 10-Aug-18 20:24:21

A proper napkin.

pastabest Fri 10-Aug-18 20:24:31

A squiggly drizzle of balsamic glaze

Thesearmsofmine Fri 10-Aug-18 20:24:45

Folded in a fancy shape!

Yumyumpigs Fri 10-Aug-18 20:28:08

God I HATE a random sprig of herb AND charger plates!!!

Good food, simply done but well.

NewUserNameTime Fri 10-Aug-18 20:28:42

Beautiful table decorations:-
Candles/flowers
Napkin holders
Table mats etc that match

Pre-dinner cocktail
After dinner liquors
Locally sourced quality ingredients that are in season
Make everything from scratch

MVLipwig Fri 10-Aug-18 20:29:01

Definitely the the squiggly sauces. I did that thing where they put the back of a spoon in a pile of mashed whatever, and smear it a bit once. But I think it only works in much smaller portions than I eat grin

MayhemandMadness01 Fri 10-Aug-18 20:31:48

A butler

BikeRunSki Fri 10-Aug-18 20:34:36

Wine glasses, whatever you are drinking

BikeRunSki Fri 10-Aug-18 20:37:52

When I was a teenager, the poshest meal possible was salmon steaks, new potatoes, petit pois; vienetta and strawberries. Those were the days when new potatoes and strawberries were only available for a few weeks in the summer.

Ladygaladriel Fri 10-Aug-18 20:38:19

Don’t just fry it - pan fry it!
You have to also say the place of where every ingredient is from.

cravingcake Fri 10-Aug-18 20:38:26

Sparkling water in wine glasses

MVLipwig Fri 10-Aug-18 20:39:54

Cam I say locally sourced if it’s locally sourced from the Tesco round the corner?

sirmione16 Fri 10-Aug-18 20:39:56

Serving it on square white plates smile my OH is a chef and adores his square and rectangle plate set that only gets bought out for "nice" dinners

NastyCats Fri 10-Aug-18 20:42:01

Condiments in proper containers rather than the shop bottles or jars. Salt in the proper little dish with a spoon rather than a cellar.

Palate cleansers e.g. little scoop of sorbet.

PlainVanilla Fri 10-Aug-18 21:03:02

Properly set table in the diningroom with tablecloth, napkins, silver, glasses etc. Makes every meal fantastic.

bluerunningshoes Fri 10-Aug-18 21:06:53

a bay leaf.
must be the bay leaf.

SoftSheen Fri 10-Aug-18 21:07:36

Toast in a toast rack and butter in a butter dish grin we have neither

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