Jason Kessler’s bio sounds a lot like mine: He “loves to complain almost as much as he loves to eat.”
But now I will complain about him. Because he is indisputably, unequivocally wrong.
Why do I hate small plates? Because they’re completely contrary to how I like to eat. If I order something I love, I want a lot of it and I don’t want to share. With small plates, you’re encouraged to have a few bites of everything and share with the table. I don’t have a problem with sharing. I do have a problem with sharing something that I didn’t get enough of in the first place. Tell me you haven’t been in a situation where one miniscule portion of baby back ribs–let’s say, four ribs–was served to a table of six. Everyone is forced to cut a tiny slice of a rib to be polite. It’s ridiculous, not to mention unsatisfying.
INCORRECT. Small plates are glorious precisely because you get to sample so many different things. A big plate of something delicious is delicious, but six little plates of six different delicious things? Even more delicious! And sharing is the most fun part of eating, you scrooge.