I like setting the table for occasions. The above is for dinner with our friends from the west. It does look nice with a bit of layering (I look up the net for inspiration quite often). However, my food will not always be served in that order of the setting (it rarely is) and most of the time I do not bother with it (layering). With this kind of setting, I have to make sure that the guests see it before I remove the top layers – what will be the point otherwise?