What does Miranda Whitcomb Pontes think of the evolution of fine dining?
It’s a very positive time. I can get on a soapbox, but I’d say that it’s evident that more people are shopping at farmers markets, and quality food is more readily available. The more people eat lovely food that’s been humanely raised at restaurants that are doing it right, the more people will demand that they can bring it into their homes, too. Those better choices are going to mean thoughtful consuming will be modeled for our children. And the more restaurants can open consumers’ eyes to what is out there, there will be a shift in how we purchase food. But it will also mean survival of the fittest, for new and old restaurants alike.