Whether it is a Thanksgiving meal with a variety of dishes, or a wine tasting event; your palette can get overwhelmed quickly with all of the tastes. There is no coincidence that at a fine restaurant next to each plate is an iced cold glass of water with a hint of lemon. This is actually there to help cleanse the palette between different foods or wine in order to allow the next one to be tasted completely.
The combination of lemon and cold is the ideal way to cleanse your palette and makes this a must have at your table. Especially for a Thanksgiving meal full of rich foods that feature many spices, keeping your palette clean in order to taste the next dish and the accompanying wine. For each place setting ensure that a glass or ice cold water with a twist of lemon is available in order to allow guests to clean their palette.
While many of the cheeses served on a Brie Cheese Board will also cleanse a palette, for a large meal such as those served at Thanksgiving using food to clean your palette is just not something most people want to do. Stick to the lemon water and enjoy each course and dish with your family and friends.