In this fast-paced world, food consumption has to meet with demand. With work and responsibilities piling up, getting a bite to eat can sometimes be a last-minute thought. Many of us choose to have someone else do the cooking and head to a local restaurant. But we speed through the meals, not even enjoying what we’re eating.
But going out shouldn’t be some grab, gobble, and go event — it should be an enjoyable time with good friends, good wine, and especially great food.
Savoring Your Food
Did you know that savoring your food is not only beneficial to your state of mind, but it can promote a more effective metabolism, control your weight, and boost your nutrition absorption? It can do that and so much more!
Savoring the flavors of your food can also make you appreciate and taste the hard work the chef went through to make the meal perfection. For example, take Le Manhattan Bistro’s coq au vin. In this French classic, the chicken is slowly cooked in red wine, bacon, and mushrooms, soaking up all that creamy goodness to make the meat tender and full of earthy, fruity, aromatic flavors. Coq au vin is not a meal to rush through! You’ll want to take your time to enjoy all the flavors in the meat and the veggies.
Good stuff, right?
Savoring your food is not hard. Keep these tips in mind:
- First, examine the food in front of you. Notice the colors, textures, and even the arrangement of the plate. Consider this a work of art!
- Next, take a moment to inhale the fragrance of the food. The scents will play a big part in how your food will taste.
- Now is the time to dig in. Again, take your time to sniff the food before placing it in your mouth. Let it roll around so your taste buds can awake.
- Chew slowly then swallow. Follow with a sip of water or wine and then repeat!
Enjoy the Company
By savoring your food, you’re not only enjoying the meal, but you’re enjoying the company. Instead of rushing through dinner and ignoring the company, do this instead:
- Put down the phone. It can wait until after your meal. You have someone to talk to right in front of you!
- Share a meal. Dining out should be a shared experience. So feel free to share what’s on your plate with someone else.
- To start a conversation, try asking open-ended questions. For example, ask what someone’s favorite book is and why.
- And remember, if you want separate bills, let your waiter know before you order! It will save everyone time later on.
Have a Night to Remember at Le Manhattan Bistro
A night out on the town with good food and great company will give you a chance to relax and rewind after a long day. It’s important to take the time to slow down, recharge, and enjoy a meal with your loved ones.
Let Le Manhattan Bistro help you recharge. Make your reservation today!