When it comes to food, looks matter. A lot. I’m not alone when it comes to judging a meal by its cover. Research shows that even just looking at food photos can influence taste perception.
Some chefs take the visual component to another level, creating works of art on their plates. I selected 10 of my favorites that I’ve enjoyed over the past few months in restaurants around the world.
The art of food presentation and dishware creativity. I had to have this dish for the sea urchin bowl alone.
A garden work of art, painted leaf by leaf.
The art of simplicity.
I would hang this tuna plate on the wall if I could.
Bicolored mussels, multicolored taste.
The beauty of assymetry.
Bites of art.
Art on a plate.
I wrote about the divine taste of this garden salad in my review of Pera Batlla. But its looks were what made my mouth water.
Tartar spoons and sashimi bones.