Umami has been storming through the culinary world, and it doesn’t seem to be lightening up anytime soon. The flavor sensation, joining salty, sweet, sour, and bitter, has been used by chefs to enhance existing flavors, and can be found in staples like cheeseburgers, shiitake mushrooms and potatoes.
As many trends in the food world go, mixologists have begun infusing new flavors into their cocktail concoctions. And yes, umami is one of them. We first reported on this emerging trend here, and it is slowly but surely seeping into bars all over the map. Dallas’s own Alex Fletcher of Victor Tangos is the perfect example, and he has certainly created a name for himself through his unique creations. One of them, dubbed Lost in Translation, features candied shiitake and mushroom thyme demerara, which is met with Japanese whiskey and Cocchi di Torino. Read More