segunda-feira, 3 de janeiro de 2011

Top ten US restaurant trends in 2011

De acordo com um inquérito realizado pelo National Restaurant Association (EUA) junto de 1500 "chefs", o "top ten US menu trends for 2011" vai  ser o seguinte (informação obtida via New Zealand Trade & Enterprise):
  1. "locally sourced meats and seafood
  2. locally grown produce
  3. sustainability as a culinary theme
  4. nutritious kids’ dishes
  5. hyper-local items
  6. children’s nutrition as a culinary theme
  7. sustainable seafood
  8. gluten-free/food allergy-conscious items
  9. back-to-basics cuisine
  10. farm-branded ingredients
Other trends include artisan liquor, locally produced wine and beer, smaller portions for a smaller price, organic produce, nutrition as a culinary theme, culinary cocktails, newly fabricated cuts of meat, fruit/vegetable children’s side items, ethnic-inspired breakfast items and artisan cheese.

Mobile food trucks and pop-up restaurants will be the top operational trend in restaurants next year."