Flavor Trends, Strategies and Solutions for Menu Development

Author: Christopher Koetke

Global Flavor Sense

Best of FlavorTop 10 Trends All over the world, street food is the ultimate sensory experience, enticing people in through sights, sounds, aromas and, ultimately, flavor. Taking cues from around the world to elevate our sensory experience By Christopher Koetke Take a moment to analyze the dining experience from a sensory standpoint. You see the restaurant, its overall décor and the plate of food as it arrives at your table. You hear familiar sounds of chattering guests, order taking, clanking of dishes, clinking of glasses and an occasional escaped sound from the kitchen. You smell the food as it...

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Latin Libations

Best of FlavorTop 10 Trends Authentic pisco sours, popular throughout the Andes, showcase the unique flavor of pisco, an unaged grape distillation. Egg whites add body and an elegant foam topper. Photo courtesy of perfect puree of napa valley. Drink discoveries can infuse the beverage menu with flavors of Mexico, Central and South America By Chris Koetke As  chefs and menu developers continue to look to global influences to ignite innovation in American food items, more beverage developers and mixologists are realizing that these cuisines can offer great inspiration to drink menus as well. In my travels to different...

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