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Small Plates – Big Trend

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Small Plates is a manner of dining that became popular in Western Foodservice after 2000. Small Plates may either refer to small dishes resembling appetizers which are ordered a la carte and often shared (such as tapas), or to the small courses served as part of a more formal meal.   Some types of Small Plates which have been influenced ...

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Small Plates

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The mature small plate trend is an established way of dining. Where an appetizer and entrée existed before, four or five small plates reside today. Flavor, texture and temperature sensations are doubled or tripled during a meal, and the guest is left with a richer memory. A much higher value is placed on the basic skills of cooking. The quality ...

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The Small Plate Is A Big Deal

Sharable small plates have been on trend for years. But with consumers’ growing demand for local, sustainable meat and produce as well as their interest in communal dining and health, chefs and restaurant operators can capitalize on these cravings with small plates. “Appetizers, small plates, and accompaniments are becoming more of a draw,” says Darren Tristano of Technomic. “Highlighting the ...

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