Hey there! Today I want to share a plate trend that is happening around the world! We saw this plate trend when my son and I took this trip to NYC after his tennis season. And, then my husband and I saw the same fun way to plate a meal on our trip to Ireland.
When my son went a fun restaurant near the Brooklyn Bridge (forgot the name) each table had Connect 4 games out. We had so much fun playing Connect 4 while waiting for our food.
I admit I had never played Connect 4 and it was so much fun. Is this a restaurant trend, because it was such a fun way to people watch and connect with my son (no pun intended). I only used my phone to snap a picture, “for the blog.” We didn’t even notice when our food arrived on these plates.
My first thought was these are the coolest, rectangular shaped plates, ever! And, then as I tore my food apart to get to the bottom of this plate gate, I realized our food, served on small, aluminum plates, were actually a good old-school baking sheet.
I snapped a photo because I was not on top of this plate trend.
I forgot about it until my husband and I were in Ireland and visiting Belfast. We grabbed a bite at a fun spot called Bootleggers. And, then in Northern Ireland, my veggie burger and my husband’s burger were served on aluminum baking sheets.
Except, these baking sheets had a career change, a repurposed life, and were now plates, right? Again, I snapped a photo because clearly, I was onto a plate trend sweeping the globe.
When we returned to Dublin we scheduled a Guinness Tour. We grabbed a bite to eat (and a pint) between the first and seventh floor. Once again, our food was served on a baking sheet, except it was white enamel with black trim. It was a little bit of farmhouse in the middle of the Guinness Tour.
Love this plate trend too.
So what do you think? Are we experiencing a plate trend or a potential plate gate? I found several commercial grade aluminum (made in the USA) baking sheets; I mean plates on clearance at Sur La Table.