It’s no secret that ‘foodstagramming’ has become an integral part of dining nowadays. In fact, studies show that 54% of 18–24 year olds have taken snaps of their food when dining out. 39% of them post the photos online. And as time goes by, seeing shots of what people had for lunch or dinner is definitely becoming a normal thing.
With this trend, however, it’s not surprising that more and more folks prefer to eat out at diners who have nice food presentations. Aside from the quality and taste of food, lots of diners are now drawn to eateries that plate their food beautifully. The more ‘gram worthy they are, the more popular their restaurant can be. So much so that sometimes people forgive the lackluster taste as long as it looks delectable on social media.
Foodstagramming as a Factor in the Decline of Buffet Popularity
Many experts have connected this trend to the declining popularity of all-you-can-eat buffets. Since diners will be the one in charge to get their food from the serving stations, most folks end up just lumping food together unceremoniously. As a result, your plate and tummy will be full but it’s not necessarily pretty to look at.
Then there’s also the fact that plating your food while people are patiently waiting behind you for their turn to get some food would be plain inconsiderate. There’s just no easy way for buffet diners to make their own plates look aesthetically pleasing and ‘gram ready.
Because of this, instead of opting for the value AYCE eateries offer, lots of folks head to fast-casual and fancy sit-down restaurants instead. They may not get the same wide variety of options but they can enjoy something that their taste buds and social media followers can feast on.
Wicked Spoon Offers Foodstagram Worthy Buffet Meals
Diners at Wicked Spoon do not have such problems, however. Despite being one of the most popular buffet restaurants in Las Vegas, Wicked Spoon’s food is still considered as highly foodstragrammable because they serve lots of their dishes in small vessels.
Doing this doesn’t just help the restaurant control the portions of the diners but it also lets them plate the food so they look more appetizing. They’re also aesthetically pleasing, many do not have second thoughts about taking photos and posting them online.
Chama Gaucha Promises Mouthwatering Food Photos
Trips to Chama Gaucha has proven itself to be worth memorializing on people’s social media feeds for so many reasons. At the top of this list is the kind of feast that they offer. With 15 different meats on their menu, it’s quite a sight for carnivores. While you can’t really take photos with all of the slabs of meat in a row since they’re carried around by gaucho chefs, you can take snaps of the ones that get to your table.
Most meats in this rodizio-style buffet are carried around in 3-foot metal skewers so you can easily see just how plenty is available and how nicely cooked and juicy they are. If you’re skilled in food photography, you can capture just how mouthwatering their offerings are. With some skills in plating, you can also easily showcase the vibe of this upscale AYCE restaurant.
On top of these is the fact that some dishes at Chama Gaucha are quite a spectacle. They serve flaming food and drinks, true to their name. As Chama Gaucha translates to ‘flame of the gaúcho’, it makes sense that they do some pyrotechnics in their restaurants. You’ll find some snaps and videos of flaming cheesecakes and drinks taken here.
Bacchanal Buffet has an Impressive Food Presentation
Like in Wicked Spoon, the Bacchanal Buffet also serves their dishes in small vessels for easier access and more beautiful presentation. Lots of people take advantage of this by taking gorgeous snapshots of their food and posting them on the web. Many also take photos of the beautiful spread, adding more to the ever growing mouth-watering food pics on the internet.
Among the most popular shots taken at the Bacchanal Buffet are their chicken and waffles in metal baskets and their wide array of desserts.
Sure, the skill of the photographer can overcome even the trickiest of subjects but when it comes to food shots and regular folks, you just have to have a nice-looking plate to get lots of likes and comments. Having a well-plated meal will instantly win you a portion of the battle, so it’s understandable that many would prefer dining in places that offer such an extra to their meals.
Sure, the photos taken by regular diners and foodies at these buffets are not exactly like what high-end eateries like the Alinea has to offer but no one can deny that they’re just as appetizing. Most people look at photos to be tempted by the dish, so you can’t really expect food photos from buffets to be at the same level as ones from fine dining restaurants. Both are just equally exciting, especially if you’re a big fan of food pics.