Live from Las Vegas: Major Conventions back to “Live & in Person” by Todd Shoemack

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Live from Las Vegas: Major Conventions back to "Live & in Person" by Todd Shoemack

 

The Pizza Expo was outstanding this year, they had Pizza everywhere, not only that but it seems this has been going at an incredible rate, after speaking to a number of booths, the mentions plans on expanding in the coming months. The technology was so interesting, with specializing pizza cookers, mixers, and huge automated pizza cookers, this was a great show, the positivity of the patrons, was heartwarming. We all have been dealing with so much with Covid, these people keep selling tools for the: Pizza industry and Pizza as well. Another note Plant-based options were Huge this year and they even had Low carb pizza options, Yes.

HIMSS21 9-13 August in Las Vegas, at the Venetian-Sands Expo Center, Caesars Forum Conference Center, and Wynn.

This was the biggest medical show in Las Vegas, kudos to the team for pulling this large of a show in a time of Covid, they did a fantastic job. The medical industry is a 3.4 trillion dollar animal, the technology was very impressive, even with the limitations with Covid, many companies came to impress. Not only did they have a live event, but they also offered a digital online event as well, that was free, which had great success as well.  With the medical innovations that we viewed, one wonders, what this show may look like in 10 years. The future is so bright, let’s keep a close eye on this show for 2022.

Waste Expo was a very big hit this year, the technology, that’s being Offred is truly impressive, I do believe the Waste industry is moving to high tech, One of these, was evreka.com, they offer end to end management, Everka Services. This one is to watch for explosive growth, as they have potential to be a market leader.

2021 Nightclub and Bar Show was amazing, they will be rebranding this show with a new name

On the heels of its highly successful return to Las Vegas, the Nightclub & Bar Show announced that the annual convention will evolve to become the Bar & Restaurant Expo! Imagine interactive booths and improved customer engagement, product experiences with real-time operator feedback, and an overall immersive environment for the bar & restaurant industry.

This is major news and will expand the show greatly, we had about 5k people at the show, what so exciting was the openness of the people and the sampling of the food and booze, I was very impressed with the level of vendors, that displayed. From Tequila to Payment processing, the technology was equally impressive, so many cloud services, it reminded me of CES, this sector has evolved, to be super high tech. The short is, this was a great show this year and will be even bigger next year, with the new branding.

THE PERFECT PURÉE OF NAPA VALLEY REVEALS A NEW FLAVOR AT NIGHTCLUB & BAR:

The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley introduces a new limited edition seasonal blend at the 2021 Nightclub & Bar Show, offering bar professionals more possibilities as they emerge from a time of shared crisis. Along with its new tropical flavor, The Perfect Purée will be serving inspired cocktails, spirit-free sips and samples of its 30-plus purées, zests and specialty blends that guarantee flawless, consistent flavor and cost efficiency.

“We are excited to be able to meet and greet colleagues and customers at our first in person event since the pandemic,” said Michele Lex, President and CMO of The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley. “As the industry continues to open, The Perfect Purée wants to be there to support efforts. We can’t wait to share our new limited edition seasonal blend.”

Attendees at the Nightclub & Bar Show, June 28-30 in Las Vegas, will be the first to try the new flavor and after the show, the breezy new blend will be available for a limited time while supplies last via distributors and online at The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley.

Since 1988, The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley has indulged the culinary passions of chefs, mixologists and food enthusiasts with products that provide ultimate fresh fruit flavor without the peeling, dicing, and simmering required for making purées from scratch.

The company’s line-up of fruit purées, specialties and blends features more than 30 premium flavors, ranging from pantry staples Raspberry, Strawberry and Banana to the tropical hard-to-source Lychee, Passion Fruit and Pink Guava. The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley is revered in restaurants, hotels, bars, bakeries and catering kitchens for the just-picked taste and unmatched consistency of its products.

All flavors can be frozen for up to 24 months from date of manufacture. When thawed, the purées, concentrates and specialties last 7-10 days in the refrigerator, and blends for 21 days. At Booth 1328 they had these original cocktails:

Fuego

1 oz. The Perfect Purée Chipotle Sour blend, thawed

1 ½ oz. Tequila Cazadores Reposado

½ oz. agave nectar

½ oz. fresh lime juice

ginger beer

Method: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice minus ginger beer. Shake, strain and serve in a cocktail glass. Top with ginger beer and garnish with mint and an orange slice.

Yuzu Fizz

2 oz. The Perfect Purée Yuzu Luxe Sour blend, thawed

½ oz. fresh lime juice

2 sprigs, mint

2 oz. club soda

Method: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, minus club soda. Shake, strain and serve in a cocktail glass. Top with club soda and garnish with a lemon wedge and mint.

Off to the Races:

1 oz. The Perfect Purée Green Apple, thawed

1 1/2 oz. bourbon

3/4 oz. fresh lime juice

4 oz. ginger beer

2 dashes Angostura bitters

Method: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, minus ginger beer. Shake, strain and serve in a cocktail glass. Top with ginger beer and garnish with mint.


Peachy Palmer

1/2 oz. The Perfect Purée Peach Ginger blend, thawed

3 oz., sweet ice tea

2 oz. lemonade
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice

Pinch white pepper

Method: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake, strain and serve in a cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon and orange slices.

About The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley:

The company’s line-up of fruit purées, specialties and blends features 30-plus premium flavors, ranging from pantry staples raspberry, strawberry and banana to the tropical lychee, passion fruit and pink guava. The fruits are harvested at the peak of season, puréed and packed frozen to maintain optimal freshness, flavor and color no matter what the season. As the leading U.S. producer of premium fruit purées, The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley is revered in restaurants, hotels, bars, bakeries and catering kitchens for the just-picked taste and unmatched consistency of its products.

All flavors can be frozen for up to 24 months from date of manufacture. When thawed, the purées, concentrates and specialties last 7-10 days in the refrigerator, and blends for 21 days. For more information, please visit www.perfectpuree.com or follow on Instagram or Facebook @theperfectpuree.

Story by Entertainment Today’s Business & Technology Reporter: Todd Shoemack, live from Las Vegas.

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