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BELGRADE - A city encapsulated by heart, food & culture

BELGRADE - A city encapsulated by heart, food & culture

As part of Future Food’s European projects and our most recent project in Budapest, our team sets off to Belgrade to explore what the city has to offer.

There’s plenty of reasons to visit Belgrade, The capital of the Republic of Serbia, but as usual for us, it’s all about food!  

Belgrade is the natural meeting point of the rivers, Sava and Danube. It is a very cosmopolitan city as you’d expect in a Central/Eastern European Capital and the raw, hard streets speak a story of the history of its people. But under the hard exterior, you’ll find that the people open up as soon as they realise you’re a visitor. Many can, and are willing to speak English and are happy and proud to demonstrate their culture, food and beverages (the infamous Rakija). And food is a big part of the culture!

PRESSED FOR TIME?…Visit 'THE PRESS HALL', where service is fast and the food is good.

PRESSED FOR TIME?…Visit 'THE PRESS HALL', where service is fast and the food is good.

Francis Loughran’s projects and study tours take him far and wide in search of the best food and the best brands when it comes to food. Over the past few weeks Francis has been reviewing some of New Zealand’s newest and hippest new food designations; The Press Hall in Wellington’s CBD (80 Willis Street) and Queen’s Rise in Queen Street, central Auckland. Today, the focus here is on Wellington.

FOOD FOR THE SEOUL

FOOD FOR THE SEOUL

Future Food’s master planning work on the Starfield Cheongna Mall in Seoul has required Consultants Allan Forsdick and Francis Loughran to spend considerable time in Seoul over the past year. This is the third mall Future Food have Masterplanned for Shinsegae and the senior team at Future Food are very familiar with the culinary diversity and delights of food across Korea and in particularly in Seoul.

Food Halls and The 3 ‘C’s: Community, Changing Demographics and a Commitment to Quality

Food Halls and The 3 ‘C’s: Community, Changing Demographics and a Commitment to Quality

By 2019, the US food hall marketplace will have more than doubled in size in just four years and Europe who already has over 100 food halls dotted across it has double that figure in the pipeline. As with all trends, not every one of these food halls will succeed and reach business sustainability however, the past and present show that the food hall which aims to embrace the community it is in, model its masterplan based on the new consumer and provide top-tier food options based on quality as well as reputation are and will be placed in an advantageous position in Today's food and hospitality marketplace.

Global City Hopping: Paris

Global City Hopping: Paris

From haute-cuisine restaurants to all-day cafés, brasserie, food stores, bistros, salon du the, markets and eccentric wine bars, Paris has a huge variety of places to eat, drink, dine and enjoy culinary journeys. When it comes to eating and dining, the following will help with the daily decision making of where to eat and what do the following “culinary-styles” mean.