Plate presentation is a true artform, and is essential to the success of a dish — just as much as its taste and flavor is. While people think that taste is all that matters, the truth is that we eat with our eyes. Evolutionary speaking, we are taught to reject foods that are aesthetically displeasing, as that means that it might be poisonous or dangerous for us to consume. That being said, it is often a deciding factor for a patron of a restaurant or a dinner guest at your home.
So how do you create a delicious and aesthetically pleasing experience for your guest? The answer is simple, and lies is what types of textural and visual elements you arrange on their meal plate. The easiest way to do so is with specialty produce.