The annual Worlds of Flavor Conference & Festival, sponsored by the Culinary Institute of America, has proven to be a reliable indicator of restaurant trends. This year’s confab, “World Flavors: Casual by Design,” revealed an industry in the midst of dramatic transformation. A new generation of casual-dining restaurants is emerging, and it has its roots firmly in the fine-dining world.
Worlds of Flavor attendees explore Casual Dining 2.0
Fine-dining trappings don’t need to be reserved for the elite, chefs say