By Derrek J. Hull, Blogger-in-Chief
What's "hot" on restaurant menus in 2010 you ask? The National Restaurant Association's annual survey of American Culinary Federation member chefs sheds the light. For example, in addition to local wine and beer, the top alcohol trends are culinary cocktails; artisan liquor; organic beer, wine and spirits; food and beer pairing; craft beer; bar chefs/mixologists; gluten-free beer; specialty beer, and organic cocktails.
With Super Bowl XLIV just around the corner, brewmaster Greg Hall of Goose Island Beer Co. shares tips on pairing food with beer in this exclusive Floored! video. Foods highlighted include several cheeses, mussels, and roast chicken paired with Goose Island’s IPA, 312, and Belgian Style Ale Matilda.
Be sure to check out Greg and the Goose Island Beer Co. team at International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event (IWSB), held May 23-24 at Chicago's McCormick Place in conjunction with the National Restaurant Association's NRA Show 2010. Cheers!