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of ingredients and regional recipes,
Can you name a few local
and the rise of beer tourism are
venues that would support a
also growing trends. Every day you
creative, cultural or innovative
find more micro-breweries that offer
tasting and touring experiences.
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Prevue: Any noteworthy F&B
developments that planners
should know about?
Santana: Chefs are concerned
now with creating desserts that do
not include refined sugars. They are
When it comes to upcoming
Puerto Vallarta has many emblematic
trends, without a doubt it would be
restaurants such as Cafe des Artistes,
the incorporation of technology. Take
with its mix of classic French recipes
for example the development of 3D
that use local products. Another
cheese moldings, which is currently
example is Le Kliff, which has one
being tested in Ireland.
of the bay's most spectacular
views. Ocho Tostadas is a seafood
Any budget tips for helping
restaurant with a culinary expression
planners achieve creative and
very representative of the area. La
memorable F&B experiences?
Leche has a menu that changes
daily based on the local market's
Remember that less is more when it
freshest products. At present a
comes to event planning. Functional
new gastronomic tendency has
table centerpieces with fruit or
developed that has been called "new"
other edible options can be very
or "high" Mexican cuisine. It is based
helpful to your budget. You can also
on the use of international culinary
use breads, candies or fruits as
techniques to work with traditional
decorative options. Both attractive
Mexican products. Recipes are
and multi-functional, candles can
creative and novel; true works of art
be used to create ambience in an
where forgotten ingredients
economical manner for any space.
using natural and healthy ingredients
such as fruit juice. Natural honey
also has more kinds of sugars than
refined sugar, while agave honey's
low glucose level keeps glycemic
levels from rising too sharply.
Have you noticed any new F&B
trends emerging for 2017?
What do you think the next
trend will be?
One outstanding trend I can mention
is the use of peppers. They are now
used in harmony with sweet syrups
and exotic fruits. The influence of the
Middle East, with its own ensemble
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