Thoughts on the ‘Small Plate’ Concept

Plates the size of your pinky.

For those who think the small plates routine has reached the point of ridiculousness, "Loose Ends" mocks the Buvette-ish trend with a faux meal that goes something like this: "The Octopus Plate is not a whole tentacle, but one sucker off of one tentacle: it looks like a diaphragm for a mouse, or a dollhouse bathroom’s wash basin, or a calcified contact lens." Make sure to read about the .00005 milligrams of fennel pollen. [NYT]