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cheese plates at resturants

ks in la | Oct 20, 2006 05:42 PM

Just curious, is there a standard amount of cheese that should go on a restaurant cheese plate?

This comes up in reviews & posts from time to time (generous vs. skimpy). For LA examples, I thought the amount of cheese at Bottle Rock was skimpy, but at Lou it was generous. It's not like I'm going to carry a scale with me to check up on them or anything, but different places do seem to serve different amounts (taking into account that you're ordering a standard number of cheeses, not comparing a 3 cheese plate to a 5 cheese plate).

Also anyone have thoughts on how the additional things on the plate might influence perceptions of generosity vs meagerness? Only honeys and relishes, vs fig cake, nuts, fruit, etc. If there's not a lot of cheese sometimes I don't care if the extras are really interesting, but it is a cheese plate after all.

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