What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

The Art of Plating


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If you’ve tried browsing Instagram lately, you’ll likely have seen the following notification:

“Recent posts from all hashtags are temporarily hidden to help prevent the spread of possible false information and harmful content related to the election.”

As if 2020 wasn’t weird enough, now this. I was feeling like posting about food art, but since the #foodart hashtag has failed me, I decided to explore the accounts that came up, which is how I got to today’s truly beautiful things.

This is the fantastic Instagram known as The Art of Plating. I’ve always enjoyed fancy plating in restaurants, though I have noticed that when I get a truly artistic plate, there’s a good chance I’m going home hungry (and a little broke). That is not a criticism. I’ll take art wherever I find it!

The Art of Plating folks also do a plating podcast called The Art of Plating: On The Pass. Hosted by L.A. media maven Gabriel Ornelas. the podcast “serves up inspiring conversations with dynamic figures in the food, beverage and hospitality space.” I haven’t given the podcast a listen yet, but I absolutely adore the photos on Instagram!

You can follow The Art of Plating on their website, on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube, and you can listen to the podcast on Apple podcasts.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

13 thoughts on “The Art of Plating

  1. Too pretty to eat. Art is art ….but why play with food?

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  2. I said a long time ago that if I can’t give the daily post a five I would not give it less. This one was hard but it got a five. Probably 25 plus years ago I got invited to a restaurant where the chef did this type of plating. It just ain’t for me. If I am going out to dinner, give me Outback Steak House or Red Lobster. Both are chain restaurants in the USA. Nothing fancy about them. Living in Memphis for 30 years give me any of the BBQ restaurants also. Get my fingers dirty eating BBQ Ribs. I would never eat any of the dishes presented today but I guess they are art. Keep in mind you don’t eat art. Hal

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  3. That pasta–How could you untwirl it to eat? Pretty food, but I’d be starving after I’d eaten.

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  4. From the teaser photo, I totally thought this was going to be about plaiting! (I know the spelling is different but I was distracted by the braided fish.). This is even better. That tart!!!

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  6. These platings are all marvelous. I am lucky that my daughter is a pastry chef and I am treated to beautiful plating and delicious desserts on a frequent basis. My neice is also a baker and recently purchased a fancy camera and a shadow box to take photos of her lovely and creative cakes. The photography of the plating is apparently also an art!

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