Filed under: Dining
Despite the name, there is no reason that the colorful Summer Play Dessert Plates should not be used year round. Their splashy, bright designs, done by artist Zao Wou Ki, play the same role in dressing up a dessert presentation as dots and splashes of brightly colored purees and sauces do at restaurants. These splashes don't contribute anything extra to the flavor of the dish, but when it comes of accenting a dessert, some chefs don't spend a great deal of time on the 1/4 tsp of sauce that gives the plate such a finished look, anyway. In other words, you might not be missing out by simply opting for design. Sold in a set of six, $250.