Did you realize that you taste food even before it reaches your tongue? Although it may seem inconceivable, we taste our food long before we taste it with our tongues. As soon as you see a waiter bringing your plate to the table, you start judging the food’s flavor based on its appearance. This visual taste experience ultimately depends on how well the meal is presented. You are more likely to want to taste and like the dish if it looks delicious.
the same ingredients but presented differently
Consider how your desk appears after a long week if you don’t make an effort to tidy up. When your desk is cluttered with papers, old granola bar wrappers, and a dusty keyboard, you are probably not tempted to sit down and complete more work. Imagine the desk now that everything is in its proper place. A tidy keyboard, neatly arranged documents, and a welcoming workspace. Even though the items on the desk haven’t changed (other than perhaps getting rid of the outdated granola bar wrappers), the way they are displayed has. The same feeling might be applied when we gaze at a food dish. Human nature dictates that when presented with two identically prepared plates of food, we will always select the one that looks more tempting. The success of a dish can depend on the same elements presented differently.
Art is Presentation
The best way for a chef to infuse their personality into a dish is through the food presentation. You get to decide the aesthetic of the art you choose to create when serving food to your visitors. You may use the food’s texture, color, and flavor to create a masterpiece on the plate with a little more time spent plating. A narrative that your audience may first read with their eyes before continuing with their mouths. With a traditional presentation, you can bring the culture of the cuisine to the forefront of the dish, or you can create something wholly original with a more abstract method. The food presentation is the secret to incorporating all five senses into the eating experience. Before the food ever reaches your mouth, hear it being prepared, smell the ingredients, savor the texture as you eat, create an unforgettable flavor, and visually taste it.
Our team of artisans in Assaggio lovingly and passionately creates all the meals. Everything, from our appetizers to our sweets, is prepared to perfection! Visit Assaggio if you’re ever in the North End to sample our aesthetically pleasing and comforting cuisine.
From a management standpoint, better food presentation and plating are easy ways to give customers a better dining experience. If done correctly, it may make a dinner party a huge success and bring attention to your entire business. Having a system in place for plating will also help you maintain inventory because you’ll be able to determine how many items are used up in every dish if you know what goes on each plate rather than haphazardly tossing garnishes on a plate.
Now, look more closely at why excellent food presentation is essential for your restaurant business.