Seafood stews are showing up on menus across the country. A hearty, comforting ethnic-inspired stew made with a wide variety of seafood makes sense, both from a customer demand and food cost perspective. According to Technomic Inc., tropical flavors are on-trend and restaurants are giving menus a tropical touch with ingredients such as pineapple and coconut. Rundown, a traditional Jamaican stew that consists of fish, coconut milk, tomato, and onion, is an excellent way to incorporate trending tropical flavors onto your menu and attract curious diners, especially Millennials. Enhance the delicate flavors of seafood with international spices and add a citrus element to evoke an island feel; serve in a vibrant, earthen-style bowl to truly capture the essence of the Caribbean. Suggest beverage pairings like an ice-cold Jamaican beer or non-alcoholic ginger beer that perfectly complement the citrus and seafood flavors of the stew. By strategically composing your menu based on what’s trending, you will enhance your brand and establish a point of difference.