Do you know why there is a parsley leaf in the middle of every plate? Chef Matt Kantor of Little Kitchen shared this trick with me. It works best with a bigger leaf like basil, but that night parsley was the only fresh herb still available.
The role of the leaf is to make sure the bowl stays in place on the plate while you bring the dish from the kitchen to the table.
I took these pictures at Alexa Clark’s tasting menu birthday. This is the party with the DIY Etched Glass Water Bottles. More to come of this delightful event.