Artesà Slate & Wood Tapas Tray
The Artesà Slate & Wood Tapas Tray, from the Homeware Gifts range at Gifts Australia, is a stylish and functional present for anyone who loves entertaining at home. The great combination serving board has a natural slate insert, held within an acacia wood frame with contoured twin side handles. Use combined as pictured, or simply separate into two serving boards and use as two individual serving boards for cheese, bread, snacks, antipasti and more.
Why does the Artesà Slate & Wood Tapas Tray use slate and acacia wood?
Slate has long been known for its use as a cheese board, but there are many other great uses for this unique natural stone. The reason that slate is widely used for cheese boards is three-fold. First, and most notable, is that the dark colour of the natural stone brightens your cheeses and other foods making your dishes or offerings more vibrant and attractive. This is why slate is used in many fine restaurants as a serving plate. Secondly, despite being so thin, slate is very strong and is also food safe which together make it the perfect natural plate.
Acacia wood is long lasting and hard wearing, making it ideal for many homeware products. It is smooth to the touch and the variations in grain and colour add visual interest. Acacia’s durability means it isn’t scratched easily, while its water-resistant properties means it won’t warp and is highly resistant to fungus. Like many types of wood, acacia is naturally antibacterial, and is therefore safe to use for preparing or serving food.
What can I serve on my Artesà Slate & Wood Tapas Tray?
Depending on your taste in food and the occasion, you could use your Tapas Tray from the Homeware Gifts range for serving a selection of cured meats, smoked or pickled fish, olives, sundried tomatoes, cheeses or fruits, but it is equally suited to cakes, jellies or other desserts. If you decide to separate the two trays, use the wooden section for sliced bread or cheese biscuits, crisps and nuts or other accompaniments. With its generous size of 41cm L x 23 cm W and 3 cm H, you will find many uses for this stylish serving platter.
How should I care for my Artesà Slate & Wood Tapas Tray?
We suggest you wash your slate tray before using it for the first time, and seal your it with olive oil to maintain its deep lustre. This also keeps anything from sticking to it, making cleaning up a breeze. Maintain your slate tray by oiling it every so often. It is recommended that the Artesà Slate & Wood Tapas Tray is washed up by hand, and that you do not expose the acacia wood to long soaking. This way you should get many years of use from your Tapas Tray.
Remember that the Homeware Gifts range at Gifts Australia has many more stylish and practical homeware items that complement the Artesà Slate & Wood Tapas Tray, so you will be able to entertain in style from now on!