I'm having a small dinner party and want to make a dinner of small plates. What's the best way to serve this (not for efficiency, but to make a nice evening)?
1 - Put individual small portions on individual small plates and bring out one course at a time.
2 - Put individual small portions on individual small plates and bring out every dish at once.
3 - Put all portions of a dish on one serving platter and bring out one course at a time with a stack of empty small plates.
4 - Put everything in serving dishes, serve it all family-style with stacks of small plates at the table.
5 - Have a buffet. Small plates or buffet plates?
What do you think?