2014 Trend Prediction #11: Everyday Veggieday
Keeping with tradition, my annual trend prediction blog is driven by the dining industry. And this year, it’s personal.
As a publicist in the hospitality
A couple months back, Eater Chicago posted a story about the increase of vegetarian tasting menus and many Chicago restaurants. Having worked with the wonderful Chef Patrick Sheerin of Trenchermen, I loved his thoughts on working more vegetables into the menu:
"Vegetarian menus are not just a trend...it's not going away," Sheerin says. He cites "the science behind the diet, the potential to cure diseases and the environmental impact" for the trend, "plus it is a great challenge to our team to craft with plants as opposed to meat as the focal point of the dish."
It’s exciting to hear that a chef is viewing this as a challenge versus an afterthought. I am already a fan of Trenchermen and am looking forward to becoming a fan of places like GT Fish & Oyster and Grace.
Later Meatless Monday, hello vegetarian every day!
Mary Doyle Account Supervisor