Is My Entree Dead?
USA- Atlanta, GA | Aug 30 2012 | (23:04:35 - EDT)
The portioned article below is by John Kessler of the Food & More Blog.
Have you been noticing lately that the small plates often outshine the entrees on restaurant menus?
For this week’s column I look at the issue — something I see as a sea change in the way Americans are eating out. Other food writers have weighed in on the issue lately:
The most excellent Besha Rodell, late of Creative Loafing and now the lead critic for LA Weekly has this to say:
Pete Wells, restaurant critic for the New York Times, grouses:
“…many dishes served at allegedly tapas-style restaurants simply don’t split well. Either they look like a car crash by the time you’ve divided them in four, or your portion ends up being so small you hardly get to know it before it’s gone.”
Here’s what I have to say:
I love my readers, even when they have problems with me and my restaurant reviews. They complain I pay more attention to wine than beer, that I give desserts short shrift and that sometimes it seems like I could live my whole life on Buford Highway eating Asian food.
Lately, there’s been another quibble, which goes something like this:
“Kessler: Again with the small plates? Don’t you ever eat a normal-sized portion of anything?”
Continue reading the article HERE
Source: Food and More by John Kessler, Food Critic
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