Going out to eat, be it for dinner, for lunch, or even for breakfast or brunch, is a great way to treat yourself. It’s also a great way to bond with family members as well as friends, strengthening connections that might have become less strong thanks to hectic lifestyles or any variety of other factors. Of course, restaurants are also great places to explore new cuisines and broaden your horizons. Especially here in the United States, the options are pretty much limitless.
So it is no surprise that the fine dining industry – for which the average person will pay more than $28 per visit – is thriving all throughout the United States. In fact, visits to fine dining establishments throughout the country have increased by as much as 3% over the course of the last year alone, a tremendous growth in a mere 12 months. Already, this part of the restaurant industry of the United States accounts for up to 10% of all sales.
What is the secret to success for fine dining establishments of all varieties, whether they serve Mexican food or Italian food or even standard American fare? For starters, fine dining restaurants tend to use high quality ingredients that are fresh and flavorful. These ingredients are only just one component of the overall fine dining experience, of course, but they really do make a difference at the end of the day.
In addition to this, fine dining restaurants often pride themselves on aesthetics as well. The overall ambiance of a restaurant is quite important, and if a dining space is set up to be cozy and intimate even at its busiest, than it is likely to be quite the successful restaurant space indeed, providing restaurant goers with an environment that they feel comfortable sitting down and enjoying a nice meal in. But aesthetics extends past the decor and arrangement of the restaurant itself.
Plating is another important aspect of any given restaurant establishment, as making the food that patrons eat presentable and attractive makes it all the more edible as well. In fact, adults like to see at least three colors (and three different types of food from three different food groups) on their plates – and children typically like to see up to as many as seven colors. It’s true what they say – you really do eat with your eyes first.
Micro greens, specifically organic micro greens, are one way that this can be achieved. Organic micro greens are one of more than 100 types of edible flowers and plants, and organic micro greens come in a number of different varieties. Organic micro greens have been around for quite a long time at this point – up to three decades, and certainly no less than 20 years in total. Organic micro greens can add a little bit of flair and color to any dish, as well as a refreshing variance in texture, providing a fresh and crisp crunch that can really set off any number of flavors.
And organic micro greens are quite versatile as well, with uses for micro greens ranging quite a bit. Uses for micro greens include salads, pasta dishes, and even just as a plating accent for meat dishes. However, the quality of the organic micro greens used is absolutely essential for the effect of the micro greens to be at its strongest – and most beneficial.
Organic micro greens – and all types of micro greens, as a matter of fact – are scored on a scale of 1 to 5. Micro greens and organic micro greens that score a 5 are the highest quality, with 1 being the lowest ranking possible. However, micro greens that score below a 3 are considered to be not suited for commercial use and typically must simply be discarded with.
The quality of organic micro greens can be preserved with proper storage. Ideally, these plants should be stored in their own container as well as at the temperature of 39 degrees Fahrenheit. If micro greens are stored at too cold of a temperature, they are likely to turn an unappealing black or brown color and will not longer be suitable for use.Share This : by