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garnish with (something)

To ornament or embellish something with something else. Often done with food. A noun or pronoun can be used between "garnish" and "with." People often garnish ham with pineapple slices.
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garnish something with something

to embellish or decorate something, such as food, with something. For the final presentation, I will garnish the dish with a sprig of parsley. The roast was garnished with slices of apple.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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While faithful enhancements such as alternative olive stuffings for Martinis and house-infused cherries for Manhattans stay true to the traditional adornments, bar chefs diverging from the classics generally agree that the key to successful garnishing is to either replicate a flavor or ingredient or to balance a taste, aroma or body with complimentary or contrasting flavors.
The glow-in-the-dark vampire teeth garnishing Vampiro cocktails (Jose Cuervo Especial tequila, sangrita, lime juice and Sprite) during last year's Dia de los Muertos promotion at the Jose Cuervo Tequilaria locations, for example, will be replaced by something new this year.
Before giving their imaginations complete free rein, however, operators are wise to consider the traditions of garnishing cocktails (Martinis with olives or lemon twists, Manhattans with cherries, etc.) because many of their customers have had their preferences molded by these traditions.