Restaurants set to serve up tastes of the Pacific in 2019

March 19 2019

Canadian restaurants looking to stay on-trend and give their customers fresh, exciting eating experiences should always be looking ahead to future trends on the dining scene.

In 2019, one of the biggest crazes looks set to be flavours from the Pacific Rim region, which encompasses Oceania, Asia and the west coast of the Americas.

According to the Michelin Guide, this will be “the ‘it’ region for culinary inspirations over the coming year.

Adventurous eaters will have more opportunities to enjoy all sorts of ingredients in fusion dishes combining aromatics and spices like cardamom, cinnamon, lemongrass and saffron. Condiments including dried shrimp, cuttlefish and shrimp paste could also feature more prominently on menus.

Guava, dragon fruit and passion fruit can be used to make particularly colourful smoothies and cocktails, while monk fruit works as a sugar substitute to sweeten beverages.

The Michelin Guide highlighted a number of other trends that could be a hit with diners in 2019, including the growth of sea snacks like seaweed butter and kelp noodles, and plant-based proteins that offer an alternative to meat.