Hot New Food Trends Worth Trying

Hot New Food Trends Worth Trying

Le Coq Rico, Paris, France, French, cuisine, chicken, rotisserie
Courtesy of Le Coq Rico
Le Coq Rico, Paris, France, French, cuisine, chicken, rotisserie
Courtesy of Le Coq Rico

Rotisserie Chicken: The seductive aroma of spit-roasted chicken has three food capitals in a spin. On Manhattan’s Upper East Side, at the new Rôtisserie Georgette, the juicy poulet rôti is matched with sublimely crunchy potatoes and flame-kissed leeks. Heirloom chickens and game birds are the specialty at Le Coq Rico (pictured), in Paris’s boho Abbesses quarter. And in London, two young chefs have turned a 2006 Ford Transit van into the roving rotisserie Spit & Roast, whose free-range Suffolk chickens are now a cult sensation.

Lionfish: The invasive lionfish, which has run roughshod over the Caribbean, is turning up on local menus. (For a spiny, poisonous predator, it’s surprisingly delicious.) At El Boliche Cebicheria (38-17 Calle Cochera del Hobo) in Cartagena, Colombia, lionfish carpaccio is topped with a bracing leche de tigre dressing, nasturtium petals, chiles, tomatoes, and sea-bass caviar. Some 500 miles north, in Jamaica, Little Ochie owner Evrol “Blackie” Christian tosses lionfish in his secret jerk sauce and sears it on an open pimento-wood flame next to the shore.

Fish Heads: Chase the fish-head curry at Muthu’s, in Singapore, with a mango lassi.

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