Organic Micro Greens and the Upscale Dining Experience

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Over the past year, more Americans have been enjoying meals at fine-dining establishments. Upscale restaurants have experienced an increase in business of 3%, which translates as possibly millions more Americans dining together at quality restaurants.

When considering restaurant sales in the United States, upscale restaurants comprise 10% of the total sales within this industry. On average, the price of a meal at a fine-dining restaurant is $28.55. This will, of course, vary depending on the specific restaurant, where it is located, and the type of menu that they offer.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that higher-income households tend to purchase a larger percentage of food away from home. Households that earn $100,000.00 or more are responsible for spending 36% for fine-dini Continue reading

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How to Enhance Your Dishes With Specialty Produce Such as Edible Candy Flowers

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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.
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