August 2018 Food Trends

Foodies in NYC rejoiced when the NYC Summer Fancy Foods show kicked off this year in sweltering heat at the Jacob Javits Center in late June. A variety of trends surfaced including alternative sweeteners like honey and maple syrup (think maple syrup bacon); the rise in alternative protein and plant based products; gut health; waste…

Seven food stops to check out in Austin, TX

You know how they say everything is bigger in Texas? (…Just look at the size of that gosh darn state, it’s ten times the size of most European countries!) Well, it seems as if that rule generally does apply…from the massive five and six lane highways to big Texas hair, to cowboy boots, large house…

Global Food Trends – May 2018

Trend 1: Where fashion and delicious food meet (yes, you read that correctly): When thinking of fashion and the runway, and super thin runway models, one doesn’t necessarily think of restaurants, eating, cocktails and overindulging. However, retailers/fashion icons have noticed the rising trend in unique food experiences and themed restaurants and have quickly gotten on…

Tasting Collective Supper Club NYC

I recently attended my first Tasting Collective supper club event, which was a unique experience and well worth writing about. The event was held at Oka, on 30th Street and Third Ave in NYC. The restaurant, which is Chef John McCarthy’s pride and joy, showcases Japanese izakaya in the eyes of a typical New Yorker…

Supper Clubs are the new rage

Another current trend in the ‘food lovers’ space is the recent emergence of ‘membership only’ supper clubs and social dining clubs. These events range from professional chefs personally cooking for diners (both in their homes, open loft spaces, or in their restaurants), to multi-coursed themed dining, to social dining networking. Here are a variety of…

March 2018 Food Trends

There’s so much going on in the restaurant and food industry right now; from vegetarian restaurants getting Michelin starts, to restaurants looking to reduce waste and eliminate plastic completely, and highly anticipated restaurant openings, I can’t keep track of it all! Here are some recent interesting trends I have stumbled upon for the month of…