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Kimpton Keeps us on Trend with Culinary & Cocktails Trends Forecast

Published: 06/12/2017 - Filed under: Home » News »

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In its fourth year, Kimpton keeps us on trend with its annual Culinary & Cocktail Trend Forecast. 

"Kimpton chefs and bartenders pushed the envelope with their exploration of international spices, regional influences and unexpected flavor profiles, as well as the social and cultural drivers transforming today's dining experience," said Alex Taylor, Kimpton's senior vice president of restaurants & bars. "We're excited to see these trends brought to life everywhere from five-star establishments to food trucks and home kitchens."

Kimpton Culinary and Cocktail Trends 

Regional influences are a key to this year’s trends.  Here’s how Kimpton explains this trend. 

Regional Influences

  • Expect to see more Nordic food influences, featuring fresh and colorful ingredients like carrots, cabbage and beets, and the embrace of alternative berries including juniper and lingonberries. From beet-cured salmon with dill cream cheese, cucumber, shaved fennel and pickled mustard seeds to pan-seared arctic char, Nordic flavors and techniques will be in full swing in 2018.

  • A rise in Chifa cuisine, the fusion of Cantonese and Peruvian food, provides more evidence of South America's growing influence on the global culinary scene.

  • Reimagined Mexican cuisine and creative twists on classic Mexican dishes will find their way onto menus in 2018. Try the trend with chorizo-stuffed dates or octopus tacos.

Kimpton encourages guest to follow the trends “in the wild” as well as at their own properties. The brand has created the following twitter hashtag -- #CCTrends to allow foodies to find these trends on your travels over the next few months. 

Also visit their website to take a deeper dive into the trends and follow their beginnings.  Guests at Kimpton properties can enjoy these trends at company’s own restaurants, bars and lounges.   

by Elizabeth Atkinson

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