I have professed my love of salad before, and I have been on the lookout for a nice salad bowl and server set. I don’t care so much when I’m by myself. Heck, I’ll eat it out of the mixing bowl. But if I’m making a killer salad for dinner and have company, I do like to have a nice bowl to serve it in.
This Astor bowl from Core Bamboo really fills the bill. It’s big enough for a crowd, but not so big that I would have a lot of waste or leftovers. I’m a subscriber to the “fill it to the top” school of thought. It has a nice warm bamboo inner bowl, and the outside is finished off in a smooth, bright pink laminate. I like bright colors, and although I have been trying to break away from pink, it just seems to keep finding me!
The bowl is paired with the Contemporary Server Set. These are such a great size. They fit perfectly with the Astor bowl, both in style and size. I really like the way the servers fit in my hands, too. They’re bamboo with the same magenta pink laminate finish on the handles.
Although the bowl and servers are not dishwasher safe, they are easy to wash. I can see myself using this set on a regular basis. The Astor Bowl is really heavy and would be stable even for use on the patio. It has a great, sleek modern style and the quality is very nice. I almost feel as if it has a retro Mid Century Modern look to it, a la Mad Men. It definitely makes me want to see more of what Core Bamboo has to offer. It reminds me of the Teak bowls and accessories that were so popular several years ago.
If you like salads in Summer as much as I do, this would be an awesome gift for yourself. I have a couple weddings coming up this summer, and I’m seriously considering the Astor Bowl as a gift for those, too.