LOOKS ARE EVERYTHING -- PLATING 101
As a proper Jewish Princess, I have spent much time in upscale restaurants. There is something about 4 star dining that can make any messy meal suddenly become "couture."
The answer is plating.
And with plating, less is always more. Get some nice rectangular crisp white plates and follow these two simple options in lieu of SLOPPING IT ON THE PLATE:
OPTION ONE: Stack your items. Start with the veggies on the bottom and protein on top. Layer the dish in the center of the plate. If it's in the dish, dribble some sauce all over!
OPTION TWO: Salads and some sides can be quite messy. It's not very easy to make them look schmaltzy. If you put less on the plate, it will always look more exquisite. You can do this with a small dish on TOP of the plate.
Plating requires portion control—which means you will eat less… and ultimately look even more fabulous! Be creative and have fun with it!
Posted by Sara Laffer