Artfully plated food takes on a new meaning at Playa. Chef John Sedlar serves up delicious mixed media art installations, cleverly utilizing art under glass to recontextualize the food on the plate and change the story it tells.
I am a firm believer in the simple fact that food is more than food. For me food is science, food is politics, food is design. Food is a wonderful curry of history, anthropology, chemistry, biology, and aesthetics... that you can eat. After talking with Chef John Sedlar I am now also in awe of food's tremendous capacity for narrative. Simply put food tells stories. To foreground this aspect he has started pairing foods not just with wine, but with images under glass. The plate becomes a character, or a setting, in the narrative of the dish... often forming a counter point or engaging in a sort of dialogue with the food.