IMHO, the Japanese are the absolute masters of garnishing. I wish I could do that. The closest I've ever come was last month, at a big party, I made some "mice" out of goat's cheese, and using a melon-baller, carved some holes into a couple blocks of cheddar. I then placed the "mice" on the blocks, and everyone thought they were the s***! I even had one lady that offered to buy 5 more, but I was out of goat's cheese.
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