Food & Drink (183)
Sizzling for new cuisine
The steakhouse culture is gaining popularity in Turkey. The Nusr-Et Steakhouse is one of the leading restaurants of its kind receiving high acclaim for its quality, service and ambiance. Other establishments in this category of foods have also attracted a lot of attention recently.
Why it matters
While steakhouses might be old in the West, this type of cuisine is still relatively new in Turkey. There’s often a strong bias towards local traditional cuisine in ‘Next Eleven’ countries, but the notion of globalised cuisine might just be a trend that we need to pay attention to in those markets. What could be the next big imported taste for foodies in those countries?
The Portuguese delicatessen brand Nobre has launched a new Christmas Facebook campaign aiming at bringing an emigrant back to Portugal for the holidays. Participants are required to write the story of a relative or friend who has emigrated and the best one will be offered a plane ticket to come home for Christmas.
Australia's ice cream brand Bulla Creamy Classics has gone a step further by having teams of reporters in London and New York looking for competitors, as well as a booth in London's Victoria station for Australians to record a message explaining why they should win the prize.
VDS Wines has created a smartphone application that allows customers to access more content about the wine they are drinking or considering buying. Simply point the phone camera at a bottle and it displays information through an augmented reality interface. Using the phone’s GPS, it can also identify the closest location where you can find the wine. The app also provides information about the wines of the region and let’s you send questions to a sommelier.