When it comes to achieving a superlative culinary experience, it is just as important to have beautiful tableware as the delectable food you place upon it. Functional tableware that oozes style and sophistication is sure to wow your dinner guests and make your gastronomic creations look even more impressive than they already are…

Muubs has created this clever hotdog stand, which is perfect for barbecues or when you have guests over. Available from the BoConcept Plus Store on the Mijas Road and Centro de Negocios Oasis in Marbella (www.plusstore.es).

The oval Teo serving bowl in powder-pink was inspired by the design and craft traditions of the Yucatan Peninsula. It is made from fine earthenware, with certain items featuring hand-painted antiqued-gold details. Available from Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club (www.femontgalvan.com).

The new Colourful Life collection by Villeroy & Boch allows you to emblaze your table with an array of wonderful colours for the summer. Available from Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club (www.femontgalvan.com) and Puya in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella (www.puya.es).

This grey ceramic plate placed on a gold metallic server from Serax adds a luxurious look to a table setting. Available from UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es).