We Want Plates

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Some of the older posts are quite interesting and unique. Some are just plain gross.

I did however find the following quote clever yet very pertinent:

"Meticulously prepared, locally sourced food,

served on artifacts of a romanticized, industrial past, by people

who take their fashion cues from Daguerreotypes,

to adults whose parents still pay their rent." 
 
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it is like some restaurants are trying to see who can be the grossest.  some local place was serving what looked like chocolate pudding with oreo crust in a bedpan.  punch served from a commode.  

the all time worst was prime rib, lobster, and all the trimmings on paper plates with cheap plastic utensils with the room lit with emergency lighting.  to make us feel extra special your choice of sparkling grape juice or O'duels.  Our navy taking care of it's own.

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Interesting thread Jake . Sadly these places do it mostly for shock and talk.
One must respect food and not devalue it by the dish they choose to serve it on.
 
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Gracious, but That may be too difficult for some of us to do. A bedpan and commode????? Ain't no food that can be respected based on those "dishes"!!!!!
 
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I saw a video clip the other day that was taken in a restaurant. The patrons were all waiting to be served food out of a wheel barrel. Worse, the chef was tossing it out on their plates (splash) they were all cheering and thought this was incredible ....
 
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I saw a video clip the other day that was taken in a restaurant. The patrons were all waiting to be served food out of a wheel barrel. Worse, the chef was tossing it out on their plates (splash) they were all cheering and thought this was incredible ....
please share this clip, haha
 
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Good food on crappy dishes, or cappy food on expensive
elegant dishes. Ive had it both ways plenty.
I'll take the first way, provided everything is still sanitized.
Of course I prefer excellent fare on beautiful china.
Apperently not everyone does. I think theyre drawn to
the incongruity of the thing. Like abstract art galleris
produced by defication. It exists, and has a loyal following.
 
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It should also be noted that in some cases, the "presentation" makes it difficult to consume, or is wasteful and messy. See the pic above of sauce oozing over the side of the "platter" and onto the table. It's not civilized, imo. Something that separates us from the rest of the living world. May as well bring out a feed bag or eat on the floor. Besides, most all the presentation methods do not reflect either the technique, concept, or ingredient (like a salt bed for fish, slate, etc.). There is a complete disconnect.

Excellent point @petalsandcoco. Respect food. Other living things have sacrificed themselves for your sustenance. Give thanks that you can eat enjoyable, flavorful food. The things that are repeated millions of times during thanksgiving, but should be recognized at every meal. Contrived presentation methods values spectacle over food, but this is the world we live in.  
 
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Now....people pay hundreds of dollars to eat at Grant Atchez restaurant in Chicago , where they create your dessert right ON your table top.

That's artistic too but as I look at the photos I see the same theme here......how to eat.....
 
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please share this clip, haha

I saw that video on a Facebook feed of Le Bon Chef and it's also on a feed called La Alto Gastronomia . Check it out and let me know guys what you think ?

@Jake Well said and I agree .

@ ChefRoss I'd let Grant plate dessert for me [emoji]128523[/emoji]
 
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One more thing I read as of late, Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants had an article showing some award winning Chefs plating on a slab of rock , a bird's nest with some assorted feathers. I leave you the proof :

 
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On the other hand.
Beautiful and delicious from the Italian stall in the Mercado do Campo do Orique.
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