Food & Drink

Welcome Trend

2014 Winner: Shareable plates

Multicourse service based on individually plated appetizers, entrees and desserts had a good run of a hundred-plus years, but who wants to eat that way now? More Boston chefs are creating menus based on a variety of plate sizes, all meant for sharing. This is especially welcome at venues like Best New Restaurant winner Alden & Harlow, with a chef whose inventiveness and skill cries for broader sampling. Yes, we’ll have a bite of this, that, that, that, that and that.