Who Needs Dinner When
You've Got Snacks Like These?
Smaller than an appetizer but larger than an amuse bouche, the newest menu items—from the so-called snacks category—are getting the royal treatment with the types of inventive tastes and preparations usually reserved for entrées, making them ideal for commitment-phobe gourmands.
The Bazaar, Los Angeles; thebazaar.com
When José Andrés says he's serving Caesar salad, there's no way you're getting romaine on a plate. Officially named the Organized Caesar Salad, this snack-size exercise in deconstruction brings crunchy lettuce wrapped into little packages by thinly sliced jicama and topped with anchovies and Caesar dressing's components—a fluffy nest of Parmesan and a perfectly poached quail-egg yolk.