The Blended Table, a boutique caterer in SLC, knows how to prepare and plate spectacular fare. This meze, pictured above, proves it. Created for casual, communal grazing, the offerings are irresistible. “It gives guests the chance to try things that they might not try on a big plate,” says Emery Lortsher, co-owner.

Maybe it’s the large Greek population in Salt Lake City that accounts for the town’s welcome to the world—it’s a culture of hospitality. It’s certainly the reason we have so many great Greek and Mediterranean restaurants. And every one features a Greek appetizer, or meze, platter. Composed of an assortment of dips, cheeses, olives, fruit, bread and tomatoes, a platter is easy to put together and perfect for summer entertaining.

Are you ready to prepare meze for your next summer gathering? Serving meze stylishly is easy when you’ve got the goods. These should get you started: 

Cocktail Picks

Cocktail Picks

$12, Orson Gygi, SLC

Omri Blue and White Oval Platter

Omri Blue and White Oval Platter Meze

$45, Crate & Barrel, Murray

Kalamata Olive & Oregano Spread

Kalamata Olive & Oregano Spread Meze

$6, Caputo’s, SLC

Olive Serving Tray

Olive Serving Tray

$286, New Orientation, SLC

Mykonos Satin Stitch Napkins

Mykonos Satin Stitch Napkins

$24 each, Jonathan Adler

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