If you want to take a photo of your food, go ahead. Who am I to stop you? After all, you've got to Tweet before you eat, bro, and if people don't see the entree you've just dropped £12.50 on, then they'll assume you usually dip Hovis in mayonnaise for dinner.
I've been guilty of it myself, largely because I thought documenting these events automatically made me an authority on such a subject: There I was, a foodie, cataloguing the dishes that had the pleasure of being shoved onto my refined palate. Despite the photos buried in my phone, I'm not a foodie, my palate's fucked by tabs and i spend my days scouring the internet for videos of people being turds.
Like this one. Carmel Winery in Tel Aviv has recently launched a taster menu called Foodography, which allows punters to experience dishes served in a manner conducive to food photography.
It's a unique concept, one that will certainly satisfy the urges of a clientele who demand a dopamine rush stronger than what expensive haute cuisine usually provides. The plates have a holder for your iPhone and a curved rear to reflect light. Lazy susans spin like normal lazy susans, except these ones are backlit. The pleasure of tasting the food, of dwelling on the ingredients that constructed it, of appreciating the heritage that designed it, is replaced by something as forgettable as an Instagram shot. And that seems like a bad move on the restaurants part, what with them being a restaurant and all.
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