While restaurants were still reeling from the pandemic in 2021, this year has witnessed fresh flavors and renewed energy on the food scene. Nagi Morkos, founder and managing partner at Hodema consulting services, explores several key trends that are shaping the future of food and beverage.
We asked a group of bartenders, bar managers and beverage experts to share their insights on the latest bar trends, which spirits are in demand, which new accessories are making waves and the key ingredients a bartender needs to succeed in the industry.
Palestinian native turned Paris-trained chef Ruba Khoury combines her refined technical skills with the rustic essence of her ancestral palate to create an elevated form of Middle Eastern soul food that she serves at Dirty Lemon Bar. Here, she tells us how she blends her unique style with her Palestinian heritage in ever dish.
Launched at the end of 2021, French Bloom has managed to position itself as a market leader in the super premium 0.0 percent alcohol sparkling wine category.
Over 2.5 billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide daily, with volumes second only to water consumption. Christian Salloum, founder and managing director of BrandPortunity Hospitality Consultancy, outlines the trends disrupting the coffee industry and what consumers are looking for.
The Middle East is considered to be the cradle of coffee consumption. Naim Maadad, chief executive and founder of Gates Hospitality, takes us on a coffee-infused journey to discover the latest trends in this favorite beverage that are defining the region.
Forming an important part of the F&B industry, the coffee segment needs no introduction. And with new concepts and products arriving in the market thick and fast, customers are increasingly looking for quality and traceability. Nagi Morkos, founder and managing partner at Hodema consulting services, identifies the differentiating factors of a successful coffee shop.
Boasting a journey from the glens of Scotland to the shores of Lebanon, Glenbey Scotch whisky has received much praise from the trade and the public since its launch back in 2021. It went on to become the first Scottish-Lebanese whisky to be recognized at the World Whiskies Awards. We sat with the man behind the bottle, Anthony Massoud, CEO of Ets. Antoine Massoud, to talk about Glenbey and its latest release, Glenbey 12.
To find out what’s new in coffee, we spoke to four industry professionals who brought us up to date on all things related to this most popular of brews, from machines and market trends to the true meaning of the “coffee sommelier” role.