Australia’s version of the açai bowl, this Blue Smoothie Bowl at Great White in Los Angeles boasts blue algae, chia, pineapple, banana and passionfruit, topped with granola and fresh fruit.
Credit: Great White
By Flavor & The Menu January 9, 2020
Australian cafés have cornered the market on presenting beautiful, healthy and inspiring menu offers for all-day dining. While anchoring their menus on premium coffee and café beverages, they do well to pair those drinks during all dayparts. Menus can easily transition from breakfast into lunch or supper featuring coffee-infused cocktails.
JESSICA BOGRAD Director of Culinary R&D, CSSI Marketing + Culinary
Australia and America have similar cultures, demographics, language, economics and social philosophies, so it makes Aussie cuisine very approachable. Also, the continued introduction of its grass-fed beef to the U.S. meets a need for consumers looking for healthier protein options.
JOHN FRANKE, Chef/Founder, Franke Culinary Consulting
Not all global exploration has to be a drastic departure from what we know and love. Australian cuisine adds subtle new twists and a sense of fun.
KILEY STONE, Associate Culinary Director, Strategy, SRG
When you’re looking for markers, the focus is on quality and flavor over quantity; freshness is key. Playfulness and simplicity—those are the telltale signs of an Aussie dish.
SHANE SCHAIBLY, Vice President of Culinary Strategy at First Watch Restaurants
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.From the January-February 2020 Top 10 Trends issue of Flavor & the Menu