Menu Trends Produce
A case study of King + Duke’s foray into veg-forward flavors. Chef E.J. Hodgkinson centers his menu around the red-hot veg-centric trend. “I wanted to put something on the menu that was veg-forward and still craveable—no trade down for our guests.” He developed the Hearth Baked Lasagna and a “blended burger” special on King + Duke’s lunch menu, combining ground beef and mushrooms in a way that doesn’t diminish the burger’s beefy promise.
Savvy menu-makers are front-loading menus with produce-driven bar bites, appetizers and small plates that entice diners
Love & Salt, Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Photo: Andrea Bricco
English muffins are the artisan darling of the bread world. Love & Salt’s housemade muffins come with a cube of rosemary-sea salt cultured butter.