The start of a new year is a great time to reflect on the previous 12 months as well as giving us the perfect opportunity to look ahead to 2017. No doubt you will have encountered lots of ‘trends’ articles in recent days, but our pick of the bunch was this food and drink one in the new year’s eve edition of the Telegraph. It caught our attention not just thanks to its mouthwatering photography, but because we are all foodies who love launching and communicating F&B brands to the media and influencers, and are always on the look out for the newest restaurants and foodie pop-ups in London. Our highlights from Katy Salter’s well researched article where she quoted industry experts spanning professional chefs, retailers and restauranteurs were:
- The new courgetti = Joanna’s favourite edamame in noodle format is set to be a carb-free winner in 2017
- We are all big sushi and Japanese food fans, so we can’t wait to try Poké at our very local Pret a Manger outlet soon
- Also on the international agenda – fermented Japanese Koji; Syrian food taking the spotlight and an ‘Italian renaissance’ – think regional focussed restaurants rather than generic pasta and pizza
- Cold-prone Mayya is delighted by the prospect of more readily available cold busting turmeric lattes
- The early adopters amongst the team were already enjoying Pignoletto at their Christmas and new year gatherings so it’s great to see that is set to be a big trend for 2017
- Always keen to see the latest frontier of technology developments, we are keen to try wine delivery app Drop, Australian smart-pay coffee cup SmartCups and Silicon Valley start-up SmartyPans which track the nutritional value of what you are cooking!
Our new year’s food resolution? To try a new international cuisine for our team ‘Fat Friday’ treat at least once a month. Located a stone’s throw from Soho we don’t anticipate this being too much of a challenge! But it’s also great to hear that the food delivery options we are spoilt with in London are spreading to Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds this year. What are your foodie resolutions for 2017?