Artfully plated food really does taste better, as suggested in a recent Oxford University study. In the test, men and women were presented with salads made with identical ingredients, plated either normally, "neatly" with separate components or in the likeness of Wassily Kandinsky's Painting Number 201. As you may have guessed, diners preferred the Kandinsky-themed salad and claimed they would pay up to twice as much for it in a restaurant.
…which is good, because the 8 artfully plated dishes below will run you a pretty penny! Check out our favorite Plate Deconstructions from some of the greatest chef/artist hybrids in the game and break out the tweezers and microgreens the next time you're trying to impress someone — it just might work!
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