THE FAMOUS CHRISTOFLE FRENCH HOUSE, COUNTING MORE THAN 170 YEARS OF HISTORY, decided to share OWNERSHIPS of SALED SNROOM SERVICE with residents of the Arab Emirates. TOGETHER WITH THE FASHIONABLE FOOD STYLIST AND BLOGGER MARY KEY MAKFARLEIN, DELICACES AND APPETIANS OF THE EMIRATE AND INTERNATIONAL KITCHEN IN THE BEST LITTLE TRADES WERE CREATED ON THE SILVER.
Whether it’s traditional sweets and cups of Arabic coffee for the Eid holiday, mini-sandwiches of the national flag colors for UAE National Day or pumpkin desserts for the New Year's table - their tandem with Christole in the title role will be the decoration of any dining room or living room. The basis for ideas on serving lay the correct geometric shapes and lines of the French palace garden and park ensembles. Miniature snacks and sweets laid out not on cloth napkins covering the trays, but directly on the silver surface in the order strictly defined by Mary Kay, looked completely different, reflected in the transparent surface of the metal, like in a mirror.
This kind of serving is unusual, and you can hardly call it traditional for this or any other region. However, it turned out to be advantageous, revealing to the eye all the charm and purity of silver ... It would seem a trifle and nothing special, but where then is the feeling of an approaching holiday?
Recall that one of the most famous brands of cutlery, silverware and decor in the world Christofle was born in 1842, when its founder Charles Christofle bought a patent for silvering dishes using electrolysis. Clients of the House were the royal people of France - King Louis Philippe, Emperor Napoleon III, thanks to whom Christofle received the status of an official supplier of the imperial court. Over the course of their history, the brand’s foundry members created the Transatlantic service of 45,000 items for the first-class dining rooms of the Normandie luxury motor ship, designed the train of Pope Pius IX, the Orient Express train and the winged group on the roof of the Paris Opera.
To this day, products made of 925 sterling silver, silver-plated metal or steel remain the hallmark of Christole House. Shops under this brand can be found in 70 countries. Among other things, Christole offers owners of high taste crystal, porcelain appliances, personal accessories, jewelry and interior items. And in each of them there is a principle laid down by Charles himself: "The art of living, the art of hosting guests, the art of giving presents."
On the eve of the Christmas and New Year holidays, we give you some simple tips from Mary-Kay McFalein and Christofle House:
- Snacks laid out on a silver tray should look simple and elegant. This will increase their appearance and stimulate appetite.
- Always lay out the canapes, taking into account the size and proportions of the tray. For small serving dishes, snacks are perfect.
- Serve only fresh snacks and do not buy food for the whole week.
- Think of a combination of colors when cooking. For example, in contrast, tomatoes and basil always play successfully.
- Put your soul into cooking. Love this process!
- Remember that daily use of table silver prevents its oxidation. The more often you use silver trays, the more beautiful they become.