Meððí, loosely translated "with it", is an icelandic term over the side dishes that often go with coffee or tea. It is an old tradition in Iceland (and most likely many other countries) that if you have a visitor you heat coffee and give him a bite with it, or "kaffi og meððí", as would be said in icelandic. The side dishes could then wary from a chocolate bite to a cake or from a slice of bread to.. well you catch my drift. Everything.
Meððí is designed to serve in this purpose, to be that dish. Side dish. Big enough to hold a big cake and some buns in the side trays, Meððí also responds greatly when red wine is served. In those occasions, the side dishes are most commonly variety of cheeses. The main plate of Meððí then holds the cheeses and the grapes while the three trays on the side hold the crackers.