Nkuku Atu Sheesham Platter & French Bowl

As I sit here writing this I can’t help but look out over the garden and smile. Maybe it’s the stunning red leaves on the Japanese Maple tree that seemingly appeared overnight following what feels like the longest spell of it looking like a dead twig. Or the lush greens and yellows of the neighbouring plants and trees, that too have recently come alive and bask happily in the April sunshine. Could it be the freshly cut grass, replete with dandelions, that I know will grow back much faster than my enthusiasm for hauling the lawnmower out of the garage will.  No. It’s none of these things. It’s because I’ve spied the patio table and chairs, which for me signifies my favourite part of summer - al fresco dining!

Eating outside on a warm evening with friends and family is, for me, the perfect end to a long summer’s day. Gathering around the table, eating, drinking, laughing and loving, pouring a glass of rosé and popping on a light jumper as the day winds down. The washing up can definitely wait for now. 

Nothing completes the look of the outdoor dining table more than good serveware, and I’m unashamedly enamoured with the beautiful Fair Trade Nkuku Atu Sheesham platter and French bowl as a centrepiece for mine.

Handmade from natural Sheesham wood, a robust hardwood native to the Indian Subcontinent and sourced from sustainable government-managed plantations, these bowls and platters have a truly striking marble-esque finish to them, making them not only a fabulously focal centrepiece but an equally inspiring talking point. 

Whether you’re serving up mezze or antipasti, or if you’re a little more like me, delicious fresh crusty bread, the 40.5cm long Atu Sheesham platter is perfectly sized to accommodate your wolfable delicacies whilst avoiding being unwieldily. The equally attractive 8cm deep, 13.5cm diameter French bowl makes an ideal accompaniment for serving a healthy baby leaf salad. Or some posh crisps.

Add a little pizazz to your table this Summer with these eco friendly, hardwearing Nkuku platters and bowls.

Bon appetit!

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