The 11th Newport Beach Restaurant Week starts next week on Jan. 16, and as the new girl in town (approximately 2 months and 11 days), I am excited to experience what Orange County has to offer. The two-week long event, organized by Dine Newport Beach and Newport Beach Restaurant Association, has over 60 participating restaurants.
The event also rounded up this year’s food trends, including:
- Dessert for Breakfast
- Meat the “New” Meats
- Bar Food Boom
- Cauliflower Marches On
- Vegetables are the New Comfort Food
- Spice Up Your Life
These are not exactly new trends per se — take “Dessert for Breakfast,” for example, there are limitless variations when it comes to pancakes and waffles — but I am looking forward to each restaurant’s take on these trends!