Why should restaurant plates replace slates?
There are restaurants that serve food on slates and this practice has gained popularity lately. This popularity is not because everyone agrees with this new change. There have been different comments about using restaurant slates for serving food. The slates that are used for serving food are a type of stone that can be cut into flat pieces and used to keep the food directly on the slate. The most common reason mentioned by the chefs is that it will give an aesthetic look to their dishes. For example, when you keep a piece of cheese on the dark colored slate it brightens the cheese and makes it attractive. This is applicable to all the dishes.
This practice is not right as it is explained by the restaurants. Restaurant slates may seem like the best option to serve food, but this is not the case always. Most of the customers are uncomfortable with the use of slates while serving the food. Nobody will like your gravy or juices from the food to spill all over the table. Not only that, have you ever thought whether these slates can be hygienic like the restaurant plates. We do not go to a restaurant to make sounds or experiment with the food. We simply go there to have something different and delicious. But what can you do if the knife and fork start to make noise that is irritating? Due to all these issues, you may see dinner or lunch becoming a disastrous one. It is supposed to be fun, but not sure it will be one if you get your food served on a slate.
Now, what about the health issues that can be caused by these slates? Most of the slate manufacturers use petroleum products or mineral oils to give a coating over the slate to make cleaning easy. But you cannot be sure that this will not cause any health issues. The aim is to give a colorful look for the dish, but health issues are not appealing to the customers. Personally, I have struggled to scrape out the last bit of the tasty dish on the slates and I think it is time for the restaurant plates to come back. The chef can arrange the food on a black plate if he/she wants. The slates may be cheaper than the restaurant plates but what is the point if you go for a “fine dining” and do not get one?