Tag Archives: Beverage Trend

Why Mocktails Matter

Whenever I’m out dining with friends and the initial drink order comes around to me, a hush always falls over the table and the server’s mouth falls agape when I ask, “What can you offer without alcohol?” It’s hard not to feel like a social outcast because the answers invariably smack of a patronizing “Duh?” kind of tone; “Welllll…we have ...

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Perfect Beverage Pairings for Large Plates

Dining is more social than ever, with guests looking for unique, shared experiences. To make dining more exciting, beverages big enough for a crowd will pair well with large plate menus. More diners are looking for food-liquor/cocktail pairings, one of the top cocktail trends in the What’s Hot in 2015 report by the National Restaurant Association, so a large plate ...

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Raise A Glass To Apples

Nothing compares to the simple delight of biting into a fresh apple – unless it’s sipping on a beverage bursting with fresh apple flavor. Whether it’s an infused tea, a culinary-inspired cocktail, or handcrafted soda, apples have found a home in the beverage space. Getting Crafty From craft cocktail establishments to restaurants elevating their bar programs, adult beverages are getting ...

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Artisan Beverage Service

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Tableside artisan beverage service is gaining popularity as a renewed profit center, and many restaurants are capitalizing on the impact it can have on the guest experience. Operators can enhance hospitality by serving housemade biscotti or warm ricotta beignets with alternative drink options such as infused fresh cider or French press chai tea. Chefs can also get creative and embrace ...

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Top Trends Seen at the NRA

On May 16, 2015, Corporate Executive Chef, Eamon Lee and Maines VP of Sales, Guy Zehner were amongst the 44,000+ foodservice professionals to attend the 2015 National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show held in Chicago, IL. Over the course of four days, hundreds of celebrity chefs and exhibitors showcased their predicted trends and new items for the upcoming year. Chef Eamon ...

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Winter Beverage Trends

In the quest to be hip and on trend, the modern craft cocktail movement, artisan beers, drink recipes with 15 ingredients, and molecular mixology are as popular as some of the retro classics that are returning. Here are 10 of the upcoming bar beverage trends to whet your whistle: 1. “Mad Men”-style vintage cocktails are making a come back. Classics ...

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