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15 Variations of Eggs Benedict

eggs benedict

At one time, a chef had 100 pleats in his hat to signify the 100 ways he knew how to prepare eggs. Regardless of how many pleats are in your hat, there are endless ways to cook an egg. Eggs help inspire menus from traditional comfort classics to innovative dishes that make a bold culinary statement. Eggs Benedict is a ...

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5 Ways to Include Snacks on Your Menu

Pizza Snack

Who wants to look at empty tables? While snack menu items aren’t meant to replace  meals, they help fill the seats for those in-between mealtimes. Here are six important snacking areas, plotted on all points of the indulgent-to-healthy  spectrum that are truly “all for all”: midmorning, happy hour, late-night, snacks, gluten-free and vegetarian. 1. MidMorning French Toast Cups: Draw in ...

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5 Ways to Increase Beer Sales

beer sales

How do we sell more craft beer to our customers? By making it an exciting experience, of course. And we do this by pairing, which reveals hidden flavors and interactions in both food and drink. There is plenty of sophistication in beer pairing. A good pairing should… Make use of commonalities in flavor and aroma. Create harmonies by pairing a ...

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5 Wine and Salad Pairing Ideas for Your Menu

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Here’s a list of some of  the most popular salads and wine pairing ideas to go with them: 1. Cobb Salad With smoky bacon, creamy avocado, tangy blue cheese, and juicy tomatoes, Cobb salad pairs well with a variety of wines. A bottle of fragrant Gewürztraminer contrasts with salty, creamy notes, while an earthy pinot noir enhances the meaty bacon. ...

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How to Pair Wine with Salads

how to pair wine with salads

Today’s salads are main events, full of vibrant colors and dimensions of flavor. When built with the right ingredients, they can be the perfect partners for a full range of wines, from crisp Sauvignon Blanc to buttery Chardonnay to earthy Côtes du Rhône. Even off-dry Rieslings and Gewürztraminers can match salads that have sweet notes. 1. Lose the Acid but ...

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Salad Do’s and Don’ts

Salad Dos and Donts

Let’s get something straight. If diners order an entrée salad, they are looking for something sensible to eat. The presumption is that the salad is not a calorie bomb. And they don’t want to be left hungry. It’s called an “entrée” for a reason. So why do so many restaurants offer such “weak” options? What Not to Do: Offer a ...

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The Menu Adoption Cycle of Cheese

Menu adoption cycle of cheeses

Each cheese you use is at a particular stage on the Menu Adoption Cycle. Do you know what these stages are? It is important to understand the characteristic differences of each stage. Trends in the adoption stage, for example, are likely to continue growing, as they have (just) begun to gain broad support. Those in the inception stage, meanwhile, are ...

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