Blue Hill, New York City: Heirloom Tomato Salad Appetizer, $20 from Bigger Is Not Better? A Look at Small Plates, High Prices Slideshow

Bigger Is Not Better? A Look at Small Plates, High Prices Slideshow

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Blue Hill, New York City: Heirloom Tomato Salad Appetizer, $20

Bite-sized balls of colorful tomatoes promenade around grilled melon and cucumber with perfectly shaped basil leaves balancing every so nimbly atop. It’s very pretty — and very pricey.  Broken down: two vegetables, a fruit, and an herb. Dressed up: a colorful painting for your palate. Who says you can’t devour your art collection?