I’ve never been a fan of elaborate, vertical food presentation. Here you are at a restaurant and you are presented with a teetering assemblage of ingredients; now you have to figure out how to eat the damn thing. Start picking ingredients from the top? Pierce through everything and hope for the best? I usually take a fork to the pile and give it a good topple, ruining the precious presentation. To me, the best plating is when the plate continues to look good even after you have eaten half the plate, not when it looks like a demolition site.
My friend Andrew, sent me this photo of a Caesar salad that he was presented with this weekend. Now, aside from the ridiculous and ugly presentation, how could they even begin to call this a Caesar salad?? Mile high salad or skyscraper salad, anything but Caesar salad! Caesare Cardini is rolling in his grave.