As the year winds down culinary buffs and foodies have their eyes on the future of food in 2012. The New Year has a few culinary predictions by international food and restaurant consultants that will delight diner’s taste buds and liven up restaurant menus. Let AGAR assist your restaurant in ushering in 2012 with tasty new trends to draw in customers looking to add a little flavor to their resolutions. As you know, we have years of experience providing a whole host of products and solutions to create the best possible menu for you and your customers. Below are a few predicted trends I have seen recently that will add a little pizzazz to any establishment’s offerings.
A new twist on bread: With the rising popularity of gluten-free bakery items, many are rethinking traditional bread baskets as well as conventionally structured sandwiches. We’re seeing a number of new bread items for use in any type of establishment and we’re seeing new styles of pizza dough that include flavored dough we recently launched at some of our recent food shows.
Gourmet comfort food: Tough economic times have caused diners to gravitate toward conventional comfort foods like nourishing meat loaf, delectable roast chicken and the time-honored cheeseburger. Chefs are transforming predictable dishes by infusing them with a little gourmet variety and invention. Classic roast chicken is being replaced by fried, flavor-boosted renditions. Spicy tastes and crispy textures derived from Latino and Korean cultures have become the most popular choices with chicken. Grilled cheese is the new cheese burger with creative variations on this old-time classic. Artisan cheeses make for a gourmet interpretation of a childhood favorite that can be savored as an adult. Meatloaf has a new form and has been converted into bite size meatballs to be enjoyed as an appetizer or entrée.
Global gastronomy: Multi-ethnic flavors are adding new dimension to many menus creating a multi-sensory dining experience. Clashing flavors in dishes like tacos stuffed with octopus and feta cheese or a chipotle pork chop sandwich with burnt sugar glaze create a geographical blending of tastes. This trend features sandwiches at the center of the topsy-turvy trend where nearly everything goes. This craze has recently surfaced with experiments in ice cream where many are crossing traditional sweet flavors with savory tastes like bacon, lobster and spices.
Let AGAR provide the foundation for incredible dishes that will kick-off a delightful New Year in any restaurant. Offering diners a few trendy choices will delight their passion for something different to start an exciting year.