December 13, 2013

"Ethnic Street Food" Appetizers on NRA's What's Hot List

The National Restaurant Association's annual What’s Hot culinary forecast is out. According to the report—compiled from a survey of nearly 1,300 professional chefs—local sourcing, environmental sustainability and nutrition are top themes that will influence the culinary scene in 2014. Some trends most applicable to Mexican/Latin restaurants include:

  • Ethnic/street food-inspired appetizers such as taquitos
  • Starches/side dishes such as quinoa (see el Restaurante Mexicano's story about quinoa here).
  • Sustainable seafood (see el Restaurante Mexicano's story about seafood here).
  • Ethnic-inspired breakfast items such as huevos rancheros and breakfast chorizo scrambled eggs (learn about Ver-Mex chorizo from Cibao by clicking here)
  • Ethnic-inspired children’s dishes
  • Peruvian and regional ethnic cuisine (watch for our stories on Peruvian and Oaxacan food in our Winter 2014 issue)

Click here for complete results of the survey.

December 13, 2013