Ok, I may be reading your post wrong and this may not even be anything like what your asking for. Espceially if your saying your upscale dining. I don't have money and never have eaten upscale but have watche a lot of cooking shows. This is a pic of Meatloaf hands I made with Mash potatos. The cheese & ketchup or tomatoe sauce under the broiler makes it look burnt. Im sure with better ingredients and more time it could look a lot better than this. But, it's just an idea.