• Menu 2012
The main gastronomic trends next year.
New York-based consultant for the restaurant business Baum + Whiteman published its forecasts of the major trends in the field of gastronomy in 2012.
Mixing in one dish and the culinary traditions of Asian and European ingredients, America and Africa will continue to be popular in 2012. it will affect especially the so-called "fast food", ie, sandwiches, pizza, hot dogs and tacos. Mix in a sandwich with wasabi hummus and next year will be normal practice.
The most fashionable sandwich in 2012 - a sandwich without bread. Instead, it may become the basis for the pita, tortilla, slice vegetables, waffles, rice cake - in short, anything but the actual bread from wheat flour.
Tongues, ears, tripe, liver, kidneys and the heart will appear in the menu of most expensive restaurants.
Cucumbers, cabbage and tomatoes home pickling and jam will be trained directly on the restaurant's kitchen. Salted and pickled vegetables - a great addition to the co-products.
South Korea began actively publicized its cuisine abroad. That is expected shortly Korean restaurants will meet not less than the Chinese.
The willingness to experiment
During the crisis in restaurants increased demand for simple food without any frills. It was both the economic situation and the psychological state of people, look familiar dishes a sense of confidence and stability. In the last year the situation began to gradually corrected, and people wanted to unusual flavors and experiments.
Early aperitif, a late lunch
Business took off, so office workers finish work later, and, accordingly, have dinner later. For the same reason, lunch starts later and blends in with the aperitif. According to forecasts of agency Baum + Whiteman, cocktail hour in the United States will shift to 16 hours, and lunch - for 22 hours.
Unpretentious bars with a good, but cheap beer and a simple meal will be opened on every corner.
Will become very popular. Street food - a gold mine of the restaurant business in 2012.
On the edges of
The individual ingredients of dishes will be spread along the edges of the plates, and do not mix in the center. Already serving tartar, sushi and sashimi, and in 2012 will thus be spread even salads.
Burgers like haute cuisine
The burgers were the subject of experimental chefs a few years ago and did not go out of fashion.