I was reading about the 2010 food and drink trends in the latest Restaurant Business Magazine. One trend that we welcome is the rediscoving of classic cocktails. We have been writing recipes for fine spirits and full bodied flavors in our column titled “Cheers.”
Irish whiskeys have grown by double digits. Single malt scotch is next.
In the gin department, the floral flavor trend is still in forward motion. The new Beefeater Summer Edition Gin has added the fragrant essence of hibiscus and Elderflowers. The limited edition Beefeater has the same nine botanicals as the traditional, yet it tastes softer with the additional herb and flower notes.
Maralyn and I are off again to cover our favorite food show in Lyon in January. Known as Bocuse d’Or, we do more than sip and taste our way around the world of food with well know chefs. We study the new trends in equipment, kitchen appliances, table-settings and foodie gadgets.
Our spirits are rising just thinking about the fine wines and international food in France. Cheers.