Miele’s 2023 trend forecast – from recipes to interiors and, of course, how we’ll be entertaining at home this year!
2022 was the year of butter boards, viral TikTok recipes (Parmesan-Roasted Potatoes anyone?) and alfresco dining. So, what can we expect for 2023? Our team of experts have compiled our predictions for the year ahead and we suggest you get your cocktail shaker out and prepare yourself for a year influenced by travel, leading a healthier lifestyle and sustainability.
1. Non-alcoholic drinks & mocktails
In 2022, many of us spent the year bouncing back into social events and socialising,
with the Negroni Spagliato and Espresso Martini dominating the cocktail scene for much of the year. However, in 2023 we’ll be taking advantage of the ever-growing non-alcoholic market. In a study by Brick Lane Brewing, low and no alcohol drinks are tipped to continue to grow in 2023, particularly with Australians between the age of 18-34, in a quest towards leading a healthier lifestyle. With most mocktails tasting just as good and dare to say even better than your standard gin and soda, we foresee more Virgin Pina Coladas and light beers hitting the tables at your family barbeques and celebrations this year. Our sparking ruby cabernet mocktail will be sure to delight your guests at your next summer soiree.
Miele recipe: Maggie Beer’s sparkling ruby cabernet mocktail
2. Cultural & seasonal cuisine
You just need to take one look at #FoodTok to understand that cultural foods and exploring different cuisines are trending on social media now. According to research by Instagram, 68% of Gen Z social media users will continue to explore and try different foods from other cultures after discovering it online. With the diversity of the trend evolving, we anticipate that we’ll see more diverse dishes being cooked at home and eaten more regularly. Some exciting dishes to help bring some spice to your table include a delicious Dahl tadka or vibrant Venezuelan arepas with slow cooked pork and guacamole – yum!
Along with exploring cultures through different foods, WGSN predicts that sustainability will once again be a big part of our food conversation. While previously the focus has been about causing less harm to the planet, in 2023 it will be about doing more good. This will be done with more regenerative farming and climatarian cuisine (food chosen based on its carbon footprint), easy to grow vegetables and herbs at home that allow people to reduce waste and grow produce for the entire family.
3. Pink is here to stay
We weren’t surprised by Pantone’s colour of the year announcement Viva Magenta, with the magentaverse well and truly here to stay and ready to set the tone for your 2023 interior upgrades and table settings. With Vogue’s tick of approval, they’re also forecasting earthy tones, in particular browns and pinks to be the hues of choice as a softer and more feminine way to incorporate colour into bathrooms, kitchens and living spaces this year.
From fixtures and tiles to homewares and décor, it may be the perfect time to introduce colour into your home and entertaining style.
4. Plant based recipes
Plant based eating has been a trend for some time now but looking into 2023 and beyond, we’ll see more vegetarian and meat free options hitting the tables and restaurant menus. Findings released by News Corp Australia, show that COVID has impacted how Australians engage with food. In particular, people have maintained if not increased how often they’re eating at home, as well as eating with their health top of mind, with 91% of consumers opting for healthier vegetarian meals and buying organic or minimally processed foods.
When it comes to entertaining at home, we’ll be seeing a shift towards more fuss-free and effortless recipes such as finger foods that are easy to pass around the table and share, such as these delicious prawn sandwiches and courgettes with anchovies and pickled shallots that will be sure to delight your guests taste buds.
Miele recipe: Michael Meredith’s courgettes with anchovies and pickled shallots
For more entertaining and recipe inspiration for 2023 and beyond, be sure to check out the Miele Experience site for regular recipes from our Miele partners and home inspiration from our interior design experts!