Food Routes Food Forensics (CSI)

CSI Profiles

 

daredevil
DAREDEVIL
Whether describing a foodie, chef or dining establishment, a Daredevil is a thrill-seeker when it comes to food. Picky eaters move out of the way! Not only does a Daredevil crave new taste experiences, but embraces them. You possess a “when in Rome” attitude towards a culture’s culinary oddities when offered them. New tastes and textures in foods are definite turn-ons.  
   
gourmet
GOURMET
Let’s place gourmet back into its proper context.  In the nomenclature of terms of food lovers, it doesn’t have to be viewed as the “snobbish” definition. But perhaps should be viewed as a person or food style endowed with an erudite bent. Where food and its enjoyment is viewed as an art form at work – in the selection of quality ingredients, preparation techniques and presentation skills – along with an insatiable desire for the knowledge of and the history behind food and wine.  Here, there are certain standards to be met in order to merit the gourmet classification…White linen dining, certified chef at the helm and attention to defined well-executed protocols expected in this gastronomic genre. 
   
foodie
FOODIE
No, you are not less than a gourmet, just different. The passion for food plays out in varied, less structured and delineated parameters. It’s more of an egalitarian outlook on the world of food, a more personalized self-expression of what food rocks your world….be it molecular gastronomy to homemade comfort food…haute cuisine to hotdogs. 
   
avantgarde
AVANT-GARDE
Daring dining! A no holds barred approach to the creation and enjoyment of contemporary, cutting edge culinary experiences. A veritable Star Trek Taste Trip – to boldly go where no mouth has gone before! 
   
authentic
AUTHENTIC
Not only does the food manifest a sense of place, but time, history, culture as well. The food imprints a cultural heritage and injects the DNA of the destination into your being. Whenever you encounter those tastes and smells again, you’ll be transported back to the place where you first experienced their allure. 
   
locavore
LOCAVORE
A localist is a lover of food that’s enjoyed close to its source.  Locavores are interested in not only partaking in the foods of the region but learning about and meeting the producers as well. Whether a food traveller or a dining destination, your mantra is local is more than about consumption– it is about community. 
   
vegetarian
VEGETARIAN/VEGAN
A penchant and passion for all plant-based foods sown and green grown. 
   
organic
ORGANIC
Food that is simply - pure. 
   
eclectic
ECLECTIC
The world is your oyster when it comes to food. As a diner your mantra is “Variety is the spice of life!” As a dining establishment you are a devotee of diversity in your offerings – a culinary kaleidoscope of foods. 
   
social
SOCIAL
You desire a dining destination, a food experience that provides and promotes a socially vibrant scene.  It’s as much about the people as what is on the plate. 
   
trendy
TRENDY
Au courant, up-to-the minute, voguish culinary offering…think cocktail lounge, artisanal pub, tapas bar! 
   
 atmosphere
ATMOSPHERE
It’s all about the stage sets the scene here. Whether it is haute-cuisine or traditional dishes, the food and ambiance form a synergistic alliance between place and taste.