How about poutine for starters? Poutine is a Canadian import, and in its purest form, chips, gravy and cheese curds.
Shakshuka for breakfast? Shakshuka may be at the apex of eggs-for-dinner recipes, In Israel it is a breakfast food, a bright, spicy start to the day, a dish of eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers, and onions with pita or bread served on the side.
Or should you go Global or local, with the menu? Here are some ideas from my personal experience. Today, the powers of the culinary endeavors are the latest fad. As pottering around the pots and pans becomes increasingly fashionable, let’s take a look at the food trends that are jazzing up out there.
Use of vital ingredients play a vital role. People like to get served the most exotic varieties of fresh food, and if it hand-picked basil, oregano or asparagus, grown at the kitchen window sills in the swankiest of the pots, people will envy you. I did, when I saw at a friend’s place. So go ahead and appreciate them for their efforts. It is not easy. 🙂
Flavorful Punch Did you experience that punch in your mocktail the last time? The trend now is to serve some of the most unusual and exotic flavors in different formats. Fresh fruit juice is now preserved with apple cider vinegar and for the flavor, some sugar is added. My friend who relishes seafood loved the pan-fried scallops, served in white wine with lemon. Unusual flavors make the menu more interesting.
The Visual appeal
Presentation is the key to a meal’s success. Were you bowled over the presentation of your favorite meal? Along with preparing unusual delicacies, people are keen to serve them in style. Did you dig into your rice and chicken in a pineapple base? Or your favorite maggi struggling to come out of a cutlet? There are restaurants that are serving their entire menu- in an extremely stylish manner to create that extra delight to the entire dining experience. The presentation that takes guests by surprise is the hero of that particular rendezvous. 🙂
Whether it is quirky fusion cuisine or a classic, simple menu, elan of your culinary expressions still rules supreme at a gathering. Be creative, be elegant. 🙂
When in dilemma, Go local
Food trends keep changing but one thing that never fails to impact the foodie’s palate is the timeless appeal of the classic local cuisine. That appeal of rajma chawal, kadhi chwal, biryani still makes people drool as much as a perfectly-assembled sushi platter. The real magic lies in serving traditional delicacies in an avant-garde manner.
I am hungry after writing this. Go grab those delicacies served in style. 🙂
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