years ago Lawrence Alloway named an art movement: pop art. let me apply that to food.
Xmas 2010 dinner at an upscale restaurant in the Venetian in Las Vegas. my side dish was mac & cheese. (I can see Bill Berger cringe.) but this mac & cheese had several quality cheeses & truffle shavings.
for the recent holidaze I was back in Vegas & while at chic hotel du jour the Artisan I tried their speciality a lobster BLT.
I love when chefs elevate the quotidian. just as pop art chose items from everyday life & made us look more closely at them this is being done in kitchens.