Looks Good Enough to Eat, A Lesson in Styling at Satis Bistro

Whether it’s a food truck gyro captured through a Mayfair filter, or a tower of French macarons posing in front of the skyline, food has never been under more pressure to look presentable.

At Satis Bistro, a salumeria and European- style cafe on the corner of Washington and Sussex Streets, presentation follows a simple model — food that looks beautiful without looking fussy. There’s no time for fussy. In the confines of a small kitchen, Chef Mike Fiorianti leads his kitchen army to be speedy, efficient, and creative. But that doesn’t mean the art of presentation is without enjoyment. “I have a lot of fun with it,” Fiorianti says. “It’s hard, because I’ll go through plating a dish 13 or 14 times.”

Fiorianti used this photo shoot as an opportunity to plate a new scallop dish for the first time. Under the camera lens, while fighting to hang on to that perfect 4 o’clock light, he styled the dish from scratch. He also took us through the plating for his caprese salad, a menu staple throughout the summer.

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212 Washington Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302


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