Every year, the Food & Drink Resources (FDR) culinary team assesses industry data and shares notes on their own dining adventures to compile the official FDR list of predicted food and beverage trends for the upcoming year. (See the official 2017 list here.)
For 2018, we’re paying especially close attention to what we’re seeing appear on menus and what we expect to go mainstream very soon.
Recall the fashions of the 1980’s. Then look at the bright colors in the tomato salad at Xochi in Houston, pot stickers at Mister Jiu’s in San Francisco, and the burrata, peach, arugula, and prosciutto salad at Gjelina’s in Venice, California.
Fuchsia, chartreuse, and turquoise are also being spotted in drinks with the re-emergence of the Tiki Bar, like False Idol in San Diego, Pacific Seas in Los Angeles, Mother of Pearl in New York City, and even Adrift in Denver. (We’re all about the Hawaiian beverage AND food trend if you haven’t already noticed.) (more…)