One method of stirring anticipation is to hide a dish with a cloche. Another, which currently has my fancy, is to tuck ingredients under a blanket or sheet of sorts. With the evolution of our Fruit Glue, we are able to assemble sheets of vegetables which may then be heated and draped on top of other ingredients, gently disguising the bounty beneath.
A recent dish we were quite happy with used a zucchini sheet to cover a hot spring egg. The diner sees a round of round zucchini slices garnished with basil with something softly bulging underneath. What lies hidden is a soft, pliable egg resting in a nest of grated cheese scattered with leaves of spicy basil from our garden. As the diner's spoon or fork presses into the dish, the bounty is revealed and the dish comes into its own. It's a simple technique with very pleasing results.