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Published August 17th 2020
Wow! I'm full, after just touching the surface of a grazing platter hand-delivered by the lovely Rose of Just Platters by Rose. Full of goodies suitable for a picnic, a celebration or just because (no occasion needed), my ribboned box consisted of fresh and deliciously tasty savoury and sweet fruit items.
Beautifully presented, a 'wow' in itself, this medium platter is made for 2-4 people and is great for either lunch, or dinner, when you're not wanting a hot meal. It consists of 7 deli meats, 4 cheeses, 2 dips, cocktail pickled onions, cornichons (pickled cucumbers) and fresh cucumber sticks, marinated Mediterranean olives with chargrilled capsicum, fresh and dried fruit, mixed nuts and a scattering of chocolate-covered pretzels. On the side, a separate package of gourmet crackers and eco-friendly bamboo cutlery accompanied the platter.
Most of the produce used is sourced from local businesses and farms where Rose handpicks the fruit and vegetables. These items may vary from one platter to another depending on the season and harvest times. Other items, such as cheeses and meats, maybe imported although it is always Rose's aim to support small Australian enterprises where she can, with high-quality food a must. Her principles, along with her attention to detail and passion for food contribute to each platter being a visual and culinary masterpiece.
I found every item in my box divine with surprise in many. The deli meats included hams, mortadella, cabanossi, prosciutto and the salamis, Danish and hot calabrese (a new favourite). I love cheese and the brie, gouda and cheddars were all deserving of a place in the platter. I especially liked the taste of the orange-coloured English Red Leicester cheddar which I hadn't had before.
The hummus and garlic avocado dips were flavoursome and are just two choices hand perfected by Rose. Other dips you can choose from when ordering include spiced beetroot, tzatziki, French onion and eggplant, with more to come. My crackers were the plain Waferthins and the Cranberry & Sunflower Seed. I loved the fruity flavour of the latter type, a thicker and dark crispy cracker, easily eaten on its own. There's also other cracker selections, with the Raisin & Pumpkin Seed plus the Date and Apricot sounding good to me.
Let's not forget the fruit. I love my fruit and the selection included pear, kiwi fruit, orange, passionfruit, raspberries and blueberries, all fresh, along with dried apricots. I couldn't fault anything in this platter. Every piece was delectable.
If this sounds way too much for you, that's not a problem as Rose's platters come in different sizes. A small is great for 1-2 people and a large is good for 8 and over. You can also customise your platter should you wish to take out something you're not fond of and replace it with something more to your liking.
Other platters include sandwich and wrap platters, dessert platters and mixed platters of savoury and dessert items. My sweet tooth and my mind are on the dessert platters which look especially amazing on the website. They include doughnuts, lamingtons, mini cupcakes, choc chip muffins, lollies, chocolate, fruit and more. With an upcoming birthday, I'm thinking it would make a nice change from one large cake and I do love variety, which these boxes deliver.
Rose loves creating new platters and even has a special Games Night platter and special occasion platters, from time to time, such as the Father's Day platter that has just popped up on her site with the inclusion of a bottle of Corona Extra and free delivery on the weekend of 5th September.
If you're wanting something totally different to what you see on her site, then give her a call on 0422 255670 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org and she'll be happy to discuss your requirements.
For delivery details, pricing, terms and conditions, to order and to just drool at the pictures, visit the website of this awesome online Sydney business.