Pad Print Bowls

Some chefs say that presentation is just as important as flavor and aroma when enjoying a meal. True, homemade comfort foods like spaghetti, chili, barbecued ribs and tacos are beloved family favorites no matter what. However, when a meal looks tantalizing, you get to treat your senses – sight, smell, taste and sometimes hearing and touch – to a feast to remember. At west elm, we know that you like to think outside the box when it comes to decor. The same thing has an awesome effect on plating meals too. Our Pad Print Bowls are one way to give breakfast, lunch and dinner an artistic twist. What do Pad Print Bowls bring to the table? There are a few ideas to consider.


Pad Print Bowls are all about bright colors and exotic motifs. It’s like taking artwork made by artisans from around the world – rain forest villages, coastal cultures and tropical locations – and creating porcelain serving pieces with it. The result is a meeting of culinary and decorative arts. Bold tones add excitement to any meal.


There are different sizes to choose – from, 5 inches all the way up to 10 inches. That gives you freedom when deciding how you want to serve. It also provides room for many kinds of food. If you’re looking for something to offer bite-sized snacks to guests, a 10-inch bowl is the ideal vessel for a buffet table or passing around. If you want everyone to have individual portions, 5-inch bowls give things a chic vibe.


What kind of things can you serve in a bowl? Pretty much anything you want. It puts a wild spin on classic dishes and showcases each item in the center of gorgeous contours. Have a favorite dessert you usually plate on a smooth dish? Place it in a pad print bowl to shake things up. Tiramisu is especially playful this way. Layer on some ice cream above a chocolate brownie, drizzle melted dark chocolate on top and add fresh mint, berries or anything else you have in mind and you have a unique take on this Italian dessert. It’s something your guests will never forget.


Bright motifs make salads come to life. Lettuce, avocados, sweet corn, green beans, zucchini and myriads of other garden vegetables look exciting and healthy surrounded by vibrant red, blue and yellow patterns. The same thing goes for a refreshing ceviche made with fish or seafood.


Exotic cuisine was practically made for serving in a bowl. Noodles tossed with crisp vegetables, succulent meats and a tasty sauce with a spicy zing fit beautifully inside our Pad Print Bowls, whether you decide to eat them with chopsticks or a fork. Smaller bowls cater to your favorite Asian soup recipes, especially if you want to dip veggies inside.

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