Flavor Trends, Strategies and Solutions for Menu Development

Author: Amelia Levin

Signature Simplicity

Best of FlavorTop 10 Trends Homey desserts get high-end treatment, as with this maple-custard-filled sugar pie at The Boarding House in Chicago. Photo courtesy of the boarding house. The trend toward simplified sweets offers vast opportunities for desserts with distinction By Amelia Levin Cheesecake. Crème brûlée. Bread pudding. The classic desserts of our time never seem to fail, but in the interest of dessert-menu differentiation and leaving diners with a lasting memory, taking an inspirational approach to the classics is a worthwhile strategy. Whether your basic “base” is housemade or outsourced, and whether you have a pastry chef or...

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