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Treat Yourself to a Fine-Dining Experience

Micro green

How often do you experience fine dining? If you do so on a regular basis, you’re probably aware that on average, the cost of a nice meal is $28.55 per person.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that households with incomes of $100,000 or more are responsible for a large percentage of total purchases of food outside the home. Statistics indicate that this figure is 36%.

While enjoying a delicious meal at a fine dining establishment, you may have tasted organic micro greens for the first time. These may have been included in a salad or been in the form of an edible candy flower on top of a cupcake or other type of dessert. You may also have enjoyed a cup of tea steeped with hibiscus.

Even though micro greens have been available for 20-to-30 years, you may not be aware of them as a type of specialty produce. There are around 100 types of edible flowers, some of which you may already recognize. A few of the varieties of edible flowers you may be familiar with are lavender, pansies, roses, violas, and the previously mentioned hibiscus.

If you visit fine-dining restaurants on a regular basis, you may have heard that more Americans are currently dining in upscale restaurants. Over the last year, visits to quality restaurants have increased three percent.

Given the popularity of participating in social media, many people like to take photos of their meals when they go out to dine with friends and family. If you like to do this as well, you may be familiar with one of the largest, active Flickr groups, “I Ate This.” This group has over 19,000 members that have contributed well over 300,000 photos.

The next time you go out to a restaurant that offers fine dining, be sure to review the menu to find out whether they offer dishes that include organic micro greens and micro herbs. When they do, be sure to take a photo and post it to “I Ate This.” In addition to enjoying a meal with friends and family, it’s also rewarding to share photos to inspire others to taste new foods.

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