Trend watch: Dandelion, salsa macha, charcoal

By Katie Belflower In our latest edition of Trend Watch with Technomic, we are focusing on three current top menu trends across Canada, showcasing some of the restaurants that are creatively and successfully adding these items, flavours, or ingredients to their menus. This edition focuses on dandelion, salsa macha, and charcoal. Dandelion Dandelions are hardy […]

Trend Watch: Juniper, pineapple weed, chayote

By Katie Belflower We’re well into fall now, and Canadian operators are looking to add trending items to their seasonal offerings. RestoBiz and Technomic’s latest edition of Trend Watch focuses on juniper, pineapple weed, chayote and some of the restaurants that are featuring them on their menus. Juniper Juniper is a shrub bearing edible berries […]

Trend Watch: Marigold, stinging nettle, ajo blanco

By Katie Belflower For restaurants and chefs it’s important to be innovate as a way to stand out in a competitive marketplace. Staying up to date on the latest food trends is one way to stay a step ahead and treat your guests to something new and delicious. This latest edition of Trend Watch focuses on three menu […]

Trend Watch: Green strawberries, chrysanthemums, and aloe beverages

By Katie Belflower This month’s edition of Trend Watch with Technomic takes a look at some of the unique menu trends being featured across Canada. We are highlighting green strawberries, chrysanthemums, and aloe beverages, and including some of the restaurants that are successfully showcasing these items on their menus. Green strawberries Trending at independent restaurants […]

Trend Watch: Mochiko chicken, chioggia beets, yuba

By Katie Belflower In the most recent edition of Trend Watch with Technomic, we highlight three current top menu trends across Canada. This month we are focusing on mochiko chicken, chioggia beets, and yuba, showcasing some of the restaurants that are successfully featuring these items on their menu. Mochiko chicken Hawaiian mochiko chicken, a dish […]

Trend Watch: Meat-infused cocktails, pickled nuts, salal berries

By Katie Belflower In our latest edition of Trend Watch with Technomic, we are focusing on three current top menu trends across Canada, showcasing some of the restaurants that are creatively and successfully adding these items, flavours, or ingredients to their menus. Meat-infused cocktails Operators are featuring cocktails infused with meaty elements including marrow, fat, […]

Trend Watch: Garum, ras el hanout, spruce tips

By Katie Belflower Our latest edition of Trend Watch with Technomic features three of the top menu trends across Canada right now, highlighting some of the restaurants that are successfully adding them to their menus. Garum Garum is a fermented fish sauce popular in ancient Rome and Greece with a salty, umami flavour. Operators are […]

Trend Watch: Miso cocktails, huitlacoche, prickly ash

By Katie Belflower Our latest edition of Trend Watch with Technomic highlights three menu trends on the rise across Canada right now and looks at how restaurants are successfully adding them to their menus. Miso cocktails Operators are featuring miso (the salty fermented soybean paste) in cocktails, alongside citrus fruits or other acidic elements, including […]

Trend Watch: Ssamjang, daisy buttons, banana ketchup

By Katie Belflower Each edition of our Trend Watch with Technomic highlights three menu trends that are gaining popularity across Canada right now and looks at how Canadian restaurateurs are successfully incorporating them into their menus. Ssamjang Ssamjang is a spicy, paste-like condiment used in Korean cooking. It is made from fermented soybean paste, red […]