The Architecture of New York (Plating)

These six New York chefs and pastry chefs range in their plating styles from whimsical (Antonio Bachour) to naturalistic (Jason Lawless), but they all have an appreciation for architectural principles. Stability and form are fundamental tenets of plating and architecture, unless you want that ice cream quenelle (or tower) tumbling into your diner’s lap (or main city square). And just as modernist architecture unites various perspectives within an aesthetic theme, these chefs play with different forms and shapes, with results eerily reminiscent of modern architectural landmarks.

And since New York is known for her stunning architecture, it’s only natural that New York chefs and pastry chefs would come up with something monumental when it comes to dish presentation.