The Versatile $60 Le Creuset Gem You’ll Use All Summer (Perfect for Entertaining!)

published May 17, 2024
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Credit: Photo: Alex Lepe; Food Styling: Rachel Perlmutter

Le Creuset may be known for its iconic cookware — my Kitchn teammates love the famous Dutch oven as much as everyone else — but the brand also has an impressive lineup of serveware. For one, its pitcher, which doubles as a vase, is a summertime staple. The brand also has a number of beautiful butter dishes that’ll steal the show during your dinner parties. Even though they may be smaller than their hefty cookware, these kinds of items will completely revamp your countertop or table, and when you have a Le Creuset dish sitting on display, it’ll instantly impress your guests.

I just came across yet another piece that you’ll definitely use for all of your entertaining — and every day. Le Creuset’s Tapas Dishes set is perfect for serving small appetizers and prepping ingredients, and it’s 20% off right now. Shoppers (and one of our editors) say they’re just as beautiful as they are versatile and practical, so keep reading to find out exactly why you should get them before summer officially kicks off.

What are the Tapas Dishes?

If you don’t have enough room for something like the Dutch oven, you can get a taste of Le Creuset’s top-tier quality with these small dishes. Ideal for hot or cold appetizers — dips, desserts, nuts, candy, and so on — they’ll sit on your countertop permanently. When you’re prepping ingredients, these dishes can store them and keep them readily available, too. (One shopper said they used one for salt, for instance.) They’re made from Le Creuset’s signature sturdy stoneware, which is safe in the microwave, fridge, and dishwasher, and a glazed interior that resists sticking. (Which means cleanup is painless!)

Of course, a huge selling point is that these little dishes pack a huge punch in the style department, like all of Le Creuset’s pieces. You can choose between several shades of blue, green, pastel pink, and more. The various shapes also add some visual interest beyond the color, with a square, circle, and triangle that all have about a single cup capacity. If you can’t find a use for all three, you can even turn one dish into a jewelry tray. They’re certainly stylish enough to double as decor.

You can take it from deputy commerce editor Alicia, who owns the Artichaut version. “I love the Le Creuset tapas set for everything from serving at small gatherings to using as catch-all trays around my apartment,” she said. “These stylish dishes are always in use one way or another!”

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What Le Creuset Shoppers are Saying

Average Rating: 4.7/5

“Classy look/color. I have a small amount of Himalayan salt every morning. Dish sits on the counter. Works for a small amount of dip for me, a single person.” — CB

“They make for a very whimsical display. They’re quite sturdy. An excellent product.” — Jay

“Love these, dishes totally versatile, food prep & serving. I use the product for serving a variety of salads.” — Sara

This summery set will be your go-to this season, but also all-year long. If they aren’t seeing a ton of action while entertaining, they can easily serve alternate purposes. Plus, you don’t have to show them off for others all of the time — they’ll make your snacking experience a little more luxurious, and who wouldn’t want that?

Buy: Tapas Dishes, Set of 3, $59.99 (normally $75)