Tag Archives: Holidays

Focus on Fusion this Valentine’s Day

It’s the Ideal Occasion for Pairing Up the Unexpected Everyone knows an odd couple: Polar opposites who make the perfect pair. When creating your Valentine’s Day menu, take an unconventional approach to matchmaking and pair up textures, flavors, and ingredients from different culinary traditions. Your goal should be a menu that’s full of surprising twists, but not too “out there.” ...

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Throw a Mardi Gras Party

Mardi Gras, which means “Fat Tuesday” in French is a festival of indulgence before the Lenten Season starts. Originating in New Orleans, Mardi Gras is known for its signature colors which are purple, green, and gold -colors chosen by the King of Carnival in 1872. Throw a Great Party As the owner of your restaurant you automatically become your events ...

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The Flavor Gap: Your Independent Advantage

Singles don’t feel so lucky on Valentine’s Day, but independent restaurants have an advantage over the chains when it comes to capitalizing on the current “multi-ethnic flavor trend.” According to Baum & Whiteman International Food and Restaurant Consultants, the chains can’t deliver the complex global flavor profiles the customers are craving today, because by nature, chains are “compelled to serve ...

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Romance Customers with an Aphrodisiac Inspired Menu

Valentine's Day Aphrodisiacs

Customers always enjoy the “story” behind their food: what local farm raised their meat, how long your restaurant simmered its house-made stew, or where your chef traveled for an inspired dish. During the month of love, offer a few items with ingredients believed to be aphrodisiacs in certain cultures on your menu. Here are a few menu ideas from the ...

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