From Coffee Grounds on Toast to House Plants as Main Courses, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Reveals the Culinary + Cocktail Trends of Spring 2019
April 1, 2019 2:10pm
SAN FRANCISCO, April 1, 2019 – Will the real foodies please stand up? According to Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants’ Spring 2019 Culinary + Cocktail Trend Forecast, butter is best in more than just coffee, juicy succulents are the new cauliflower steaks, and the whole plate (and cutlery) movement is taking sustainability to the next level. With regards to the bar scene, expect to see an increase in drinks where size doesn’t matter, municipal grass-infused beverages, and cocktails actually made in bathtubs.
"As a company that’s always been at the forefront of major food trends and innovations, it was our duty to uncover additional late-breaking trends that we predict will continue to shape our industry,” says Scott Gingerich, Kimpton’s Senior Vice President of Restaurants & Bars. “We like to think that with this report we’ve pinpointed the truly life-altering trends that will become your absolute definitive guide to eating and drinking in restaurants this year.”
As one of the largest operators of multi-concept restaurants and bars, Kimpton is uniquely positioned to leverage industry expertise across the U.S., Europe and the Caribbean to develop this trend report. Each year, the Kimpton Culinary + Cocktail Trends Forecast reveals the flavors, ingredients and philosophies that will be explored by the most cutting-edge chefs and bartenders in the year ahead. For this trend report specifically, in addition to individually surveying billions of chefs and bartenders, trends were uncovered by extensive and highly-targeted Google searching by Kimpton interns and hours of Instagram scrolling.
See below for the full list of the Spring 2019 Culinary + Cocktail Trends:
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Kimpton manages 78 distinctive restaurants, bars and lounges across major metropolitan cities, resort destinations and up-and-coming markets in the United States, Caribbean and Europe. Helmed by renowned chefs and skilled bartenders, each Kimpton restaurant and bar is an original, from the cuisine, to the craft cocktails, to the décor and ambiance – creating a truly immersive experience for guests. Set in warm and welcoming spaces, Kimpton’s restaurants and bars are a gathering place in the communities and reflect the local flavors of each location. For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com/dine.
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