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50 Global Flavor Innovations

From Gourmet Ramadan Menus to AI American Beef Alternatives

— August 3, 2016 — Lifestyle
These global flavor innovations range from seasonal Mexican food menus to Italian meals that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are delicious. Standouts include gourmet Ramadan menus like The Manzil Downtown Dubai's offering that includes both suhur and iftar options -- catering to visitors who are looking to indulge both before and after their daily prayer.

In addition to religious meals, other notable examples include perfume-themed craft cocktails and purple potato lattes that replace traditional beverage contents with culturally significant ingredients. Furthermore, these global flavor innovations include themed food festivals like events centering around South African jerky snacks, rich curry spices or Brazilian culinary offerings.

As our world becomes more diverse, meals that were once traditional are becoming more adventurous and experimental. This is a result of hybrid ingredients, molecular gastronomy prep techniques and most importantly multiculturalism -- the driving force behind the culinary industry's flavor evolution.
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South African Jerky Festivals
South African Jerky Festivals
This Food Festival Celebrates a Popular South African Snack Food
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Crab-Themed Restaurant Promotions
Crab-Themed Restaurant Promotions
Red Lobster is Bringing Back Crabfest for Summer 2016
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Patriotic Tasting Menus
Patriotic Tasting Menus
The Latest After-Hours Tasting Menu at U.P. Plays Off of American Dreams
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Melon Bowl Beverages
Melon Bowl Beverages
Sushi Chain Sushiro is Now Serving Floats in Halved Melon Bowls
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Blogger-Friendly Vegan Eateries
Blogger-Friendly Vegan Eateries
The Plant Gallery Boasts an Instagram-Friendly Business Model
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Gourmet Dumpling Menus
Gourmet Dumpling Menus
East London's Eastern-Themed Menu Caters to an Australian Audience
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Healthy Green Tea Cocktails
Healthy Green Tea Cocktails
The Wakaba Cocktail Features a Marvelous Matcha Accent
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Sporty Blue-Hued Meals
Sporty Blue-Hued Meals
Japan's EkiCafe Serves World Cup Food in Tribute to Samurai Blue
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Farm-to-Table Wok Menus
Farm-to-Table Wok Menus
P.F. Chang's 'Farm to Wok' Menu Emphasizes Freshness
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Brazilian Food Festivals
Brazilian Food Festivals
The 'Keepin' it Rio' Food Festival Celebrates Brazilian Cuisine
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40
Deep-Fried Ice Cream Treats
Deep-Fried Ice Cream Treats
The 'Fried Maltella' Ice Cream Ball is Perfect for Chocolate-lovers
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Festive Dumpling Menus
Festive Dumpling Menus
Din Tai Fung's Christmas Banquet Menu Includes Seasonal Eats
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Curry-Themed Food Festivals
Curry-Themed Food Festivals
The 'Curryfest' Event Celebrates Spicy Dishes from Around the World
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Vegetarian-Friendly Falafel Burgers
Vegetarian-Friendly Falafel Burgers
The Falafel Burger from Umami Burger is Completely Meat-Free
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Deep Fried Reuben Pierogies
Deep Fried Reuben Pierogies
This Sandwich-Inspired Sauerkraut Pierogi Recipe has Unusual Filling
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Seasonal Mexican Food Menus
Seasonal Mexican Food Menus
Mexico's Azul Restaurantes Offers a Gourmet Menu of Healthy Eats
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Ultra-Authentic Thai Eateries
Ultra-Authentic Thai Eateries
Thai Food Restaurant 'Dee Daa' Flash-Freezes Its Sauces Overseas
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Vegan-Friendly Dessert Bars
Vegan-Friendly Dessert Bars
Australia's Zeitgeist Mylk Bar Offers Vegan Coffees and Desserts
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Spa-Themed Smoothies
Spa-Themed Smoothies
Robeks Taps Unveils Several Healthy Smoothies Inspired by Spa Water Flavors
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Fast Casual Dessert Kebabs
Fast Casual Dessert Kebabs
The Tella Balls Dessert Bar Subsitutes Savory Ingredients with Sweet
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Chocolate Pairing Classes
Chocolate Pairing Classes
These Classes Teach Consumers How to Pair Alcohol with Chocolate
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Lobster Brunch Menus
Lobster Brunch Menus
Ananas Bar & Brasserie's Luxe Brunch Service Pairs Seafood and Champagne
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Watermelon-Shaped Dumplings
Watermelon-Shaped Dumplings
This Japanese Dessert Now Comes in a Refreshing Summer Edition
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Craft Beer BBQ Sauces
Craft Beer BBQ Sauces
Williams-Sonoma's Signature Sauces are Co-Branded with Local Breweries
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Gourmet Ramadan Menus
Gourmet Ramadan Menus
The Manzil Downtown Dubai's Holy Month Menu Embodies Luxury
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Creamy Matcha Coffees
Creamy Matcha Coffees
These Illy Coffee Creations Blend Green Tea and Espresso Ingredients
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Experimental Indian Food Menus
Experimental Indian Food Menus
Bangkok's Gaggan Restaurant Offers Progressive Gourmet Dishes
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Earthy Ice Desserts
Earthy Ice Desserts
Kokedama Ice will Be Available at the Oirase Keiryu Hotel This Summer
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Luxe Lebanese Restaurants
Luxe Lebanese Restaurants
Atlantis The Palms' New Eatery Celebrates Middle Eastern Cuisine
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21
Middle Eastern Food Festivals
Middle Eastern Food Festivals
The Emirates Palace Food Festival Showcased the Best of Arab Cuisine
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Asian Fusion Snack Bars
Asian Fusion Snack Bars
Petersham's The White Cockatoo Pub Gets an Urban Branding Overhaul
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Alcoholic Burger Pairings
Alcoholic Burger Pairings
The Mandarin Oriental Singapore Serves Up Burgers and Burgundy
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18
Edible Meat Pearls
Edible Meat Pearls
This Hi-Tech Machine Uses Seaweed to Transform Foods into Edible Caviar
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Exotic Hybrid Menus
Exotic Hybrid Menus
The Mexipanese Menu Marries Asian and Mexican Cuisine Influences
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Avocado-Infused Cocktails
Avocado-Infused Cocktails
The Terminal Bar Serves an Avocado Cocktail That Prepared Like Tea
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15
Puppetry Ice Cream Flavors
Puppetry Ice Cream Flavors
This Treat Remakes Sesame Children's Character into a Frozen Dessert
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14
Blue Algae Lattes
Blue Algae Lattes
Matcha Mylkbar's 'Smurf Latte' Has a Strange Sweet and Sour Taste
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Lavish Sushi Menus
Lavish Sushi Menus
Dubai's Sumosan Restaurant is Home to Luxe Seafood Offerings
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12
AI Plant-Based Meat
AI Plant-Based Meat
NotCo Creates Sustainable Protein Like Vegan Burgers and Hot Dogs Using Tech
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Fast Casual Mediterranean Menus
Fast Casual Mediterranean Menus
Zuuk Mediterranean Kitchen Serves Fresh Middle Eastern Dishes
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Adventurous Hotel Menus
Adventurous Hotel Menus
This Ritz-Carlton Dubai Culinary Package Mixes Sports With Food
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Luxury Oyster Dining Experiences
Luxury Oyster Dining Experiences
Laguna Pearl Has Crafted a Lavish Date for National Oyster Day
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Upcycled Food Waste Menus
Upcycled Food Waste Menus
The 'InStock' Resaturant Creates Delicious Meals from Food Waste
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Ghost-Themed Burger Menus
Ghost-Themed Burger Menus
J.S. BURGERS CAFE Created a Colorful Ghostbusters Menu for the Film
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Molecular Italian Food Menus
Molecular Italian Food Menus
TheMaDCooK Restaurant Boasts Bold Flavor Combinations by Maxim Volkov
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5
$100 Hot Dog Menus
$100 Hot Dog Menus
Maille's Haute Dogs are Considered The World's Most Expensive
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4
Purple Potato Lattes
Purple Potato Lattes
Subspace Coffee Specializes in Making Colorful Taro Lattes
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3
International Burger Menus
International Burger Menus
The World Burger Tour Features Burgers Inspired by Global Cuisine
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2
Plant-Based Milk Alternatives
Plant-Based Milk Alternatives
NotCo Uses AI to Replicate Milk's Molecular Structure
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Perfume-Inspired Cocktails
Perfume-Inspired Cocktails
Givenchy Creates Exclusive Drinks for London's Hotel Cafe Royal
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