Chinese banquet are meant to be shared. Besides Asia, you can’t help noticing how people in Spain too love to share food. That’s where small plates and tapas came about. It’s all about sharing food. Patters to share are available in most European dining.
I love sharing food because you get to taste more varieties. It also gives a sense of closeness and connection especially if you are dining amongst family. Sharing food is a way of life for some cultures.
Recently my daughter and myself were in Wellington and looking for an Italian restaurant. The concierge suggested Ombra saying it is an Italian restaurant with a difference, not the typical pasta or pizza kind of dining. Indeed the place is a real find. Ombra’s food was a real revelation, something very different from a typical Italian restaurant. The menu has a variety of small plates for sharing.
Just some food for thoughts on food and sharing photos of our sumptuous meal. We had four plates and a dessert to share.
Not talking about dining with strangers or acquaintances, do you often share your main with the family dining with you? Are you tempted to have a taste of what the other person is eating or are you just happy to eat your own? Are small sharing plates your kind of meal?