Restaurants matter! I’ve harbored an almost religious attraction to places serving tasty Chinese food, Italian food, steaks, etc. since childhood. Now in my 50s I’m speaking out against a form of dining that started to proliferate across the U.S. about 10 years ago.
I dislike a restaurant concept called, “small plates”. It’s not the portion size that bothers me. OK, part of the problem is size-related, but one can obviously consume as many little bites as one wishes and leave satisfied. Nor is the problem entirely due to flavor (I've enjoy tapas and tiny treats served at other small plate eateries). The problem is the convoluted experience of a small plate "dinner". For me, there are several problems with this dining style, but here's a taste of what I mean...
|Small plates photo -- Wikipedia|
I hear a sharp rebuke coming from Small Plate devotees, “Just order more small plates that you like, Bozo and don't sweat the rest!” No. Thanks for the appetizers, but I’ll go elsewhere to enjoy an entrée in simple, adult-plate bliss.