I believe that people eat with their eyes and platters look pretty! They also are usually served at room temperature, which I love. They can be made in advance- perfect. But more than anything, I love foods that encourage social eating. That is what Feast & Merriment is all about.
Platters go in the center and everyone just picks and chats and makes different creations out of the variety of items. Platters are the perfect entertaining dish and the perfect dish to bring to a party. Here are some of my platter creations- I hope they inspire you to start plattering!