5 Reasons Why You Need a Garnish to Elevate Your Plate

As a chef, it’s easy to overlook the importance of a garnish on your dishes. After all, you’ve already spent hours perfecting the recipe and plating it in an aesthetically pleasing manner. But adding a garnish to your dish can take it from ordinary to extraordinary. In this blog post, we’ll explore why garnishes are so important and how they can elevate your plate to the next level.

First Impressions Matter

Let’s be real, we all judge a book by its cover and the same goes for food. A well-executed garnish can catch the eye of the diner and set the tone for the meal. It shows that you’ve put thought and care into every aspect of the dish, not just the taste. A simple sprinkle of herbs or a drizzle of sauce can make all the difference in creating a visually stunning plate.

To add real theatre, check out our Tendril Pea Shoots, or add intrigue with our Congo Cockatoo Edible Flowers.

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Carters of Moseley

A Garnish Adds Dimension to Your Dish

A garnish isn’t just there for show, it can add depth and dimension to your dish. It can provide crunch, acidity, sweetness, or any other complementary flavour. A well-chosen garnish can take a dish from one note to a symphony of flavours. Plus, it can provide a pop of colour that makes the dish look even more appetising.

For a punchy citrus flavour, check out our Lemon Verbena, or add depth with our Micro Red Amaranth. Want a real firecracker? Try out our Buzz Buttons – they’ve got a real kick!

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Lottie Brook

Showcases Your Creativity and Skill

A garnish isn’t just a finishing touch, it’s a chance to showcase your creativity and skill as a chef. It’s an opportunity to think outside the box and come up with something unique that compliments the dish. It’s a way to make your mark and stand out from the rest. A garnish that shows your personality and style can elevate your dish and make it unforgettable.

Get creative with our Sea Herbs – for example, Oyster Leaf tastes just like fresh oysters!

Sets the Tone for the Meal

A well-thought-out garnish can set the tone for the entire meal. It can hint at what’s to come or tie together the flavours of different courses. It can also enhance the overall experience and elevate the meal to something truly special. It’s a chance to create a memorable dining experience for the diner.

Impress your diners with the sweetness of Aztec Sweet Herb or dazzle them with our Butterfly Sorrel… the options are endless!

Carters of Moseley dish with garnish
Carters of Moseley

Perfect for Instagram

Let’s be honest, we live in the age of social media and a beautiful garnish can make for the perfect Instagram photo. It can showcase your talent as a chef and provide great content for your social media channels. Plus, it can help attract new diners to your restaurant who are looking for that Instagram-worthy meal. If you use our produce in one of your dishes, be sure to tag us – @westlandsuk – so we can see how our products are used so creatively!

In conclusion, adding a garnish to your dish is not just a final touch, it’s a crucial aspect of creating a truly great dish. It can elevate the look, taste, and overall experience of the meal. So next time you’re plating a dish, don’t forget about the garnish and let your creativity shine. Your diners will thank you.