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Looking for food trends in Las Vegas

Shows, slot machines, shopping … that’s what you hear about trips to Las Vegas. But the food doesn’t take back seat to anything: on a recent visit to the city, I tasted more than a few trend-worthy bites. Here’s what I learned. * The buzz around The Impossible Burger is…

A taste of the West: Vancouver, BC

A Taste of the West Be inspired by Vancouver, by making a virtual trip to four of its most exciting restaurants! Vancouver’s hospitality is legendary. Walking into L’Abattoir in Gastown, you’ll feel this welcome right away. Whether you’re sitting upstairs or in the back under a wooden sculpture that…

Leading fish entrees on Canadian menus

Leading Fish Entrees Salmon is among the top fish entrees on Canadian menus, according to Technomic’s MenuMonitor database. Frequently billed as a healthy option, salmon easily adapts to a variety of flavours, ranging from Southern barbecue to Asian teriyaki to Indian tikka. Alternatively, fish and chips is also a popular…

Food trends – inspiration from Seattle

The Taste of Seattle Snow-capped mountains in the distance, dream-like houseboats, hills to climb. A sense of welcome and pride, that accompany the best tastes of the Pacific Northwest. This is Seattle! Be inspired by the taste of Seattle. Let’s taste what’s hot on plates right now, and consider how you…

Top entree salads

Top entree salads Specialty salads are the leading type of entree salads on Canadian menus, according to Technomic’s MenuMonitor database. This type of salad allows a concept to differentiate their menu from that of competitors, offering up unique flavours and ingredients created specifically with customer preferences in mind. Specialty salads…

Celebrating Canada this National Caesar Day

Today is National Caesar Day, an undoubtedly exciting day for Canadians, and Caesar-lovers at large. As the Food Network says, “For Canadians, caesars are like hockey games, Tim Hortons, or even, dare I say, denim-on-denim. It defines us, unites us, and just makes us who we are. It’s the signature…

#Terroir2017: Save $100!

As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday, Terroir Symposium marks its gastronomic coming of age by honouring the culinary mosaic that resides on all three coasts. In this country of mountains, prairies, oceans, lakes and rivers, this year’s Terroir Symposium is delving into First Nations food traditions—inherently respectful of the natural world—and…

Top Flavours in Non-alcohol Frozen Beverages

Tropical flavours proliferate in non-alcohol frozen beverages on Canadian menus, according to Technomic’s MenuMonitor. Fruits like banana, mango and pineapple take the top three spots on the list of leading flavours. The rich, creaminess of banana lends itself well to fruit smoothies and chillers and pairs with almost any other…