Flavor Trends, Strategies and Solutions for Menu Development

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Menu Trends > Produce

1.Hummus and Beyond

With so much momentum behind hummus innovation, a new opportunity has taken shape, where chefs are looking beyond traditional hummus and exploring the menu potential of other plant-based purées.

15.Grain Salads

The world of grains has opened up in the last few years, ushering in a new era of discovery. Bolstered by intriguing, historical narratives and significant health positives, chefs are menuing ancient grains like quinoa, freekeh, farro and barley in whole-grain salads, as both sides and entrées. Bowls have become the modern version of a salad: heartier, driven by global flavor exploration, and perceived as both delicious and wholesome.

RECIPES

A hearty hash made with cubed Idaho® Potatoes, braised short ribs and eggs. A delicious dish that will really stick to your customers’ ribs.
Pig out on these golden fried Idaho® Potatoes topped with mouthwatering carnitas, chorizo and bacon. Makes for a delicious starter dish or sharable plate.
Hand-made Idaho® Potato dough is formed, boiled and browned with a savory wild mushroom melange.

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Prepared in house at Halifax in Hoboken, N.J., this seacuterie platter comes with maple- smoked wild salmon, smoked rainbow trout, smoked mussels, smoked pollock rillettes and marinated seafood salad.
Fish spreads, smoked mussels and their ilk are becoming the new hip and cool bar bites. Seafood has become shareable, thanks to intriguing culinary technique and appealing presentation.
This pillowy soft charred Indian flatbread stars Greek yogurt
Chobani® Greek Yogurt gives baked goods a boost, especially this pillowy soft charred Indian flatbread
Trending tastes created by Kathy Casey: Chia Oats with coconut milk, honey and blueberries, served at Dish D’Lish® in Seattle; and a Japanese whiskey cocktail with spiced ginger syrup, Aperol, yuzu and fresh lemon.
Kathy Casey's top five trends and concepts on the front burner of the foodservice industry in 2018.
Rob Corliss, culinary consultant, translates five sustaining trends that will continue to influence dining behavior, and that require thoughtful attention when it comes to modern menu strategy.

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