Pumpkins are in, the leaves are changing, the nights are longer, and the cool weather all points to the undeniable evidence that fall is here. For a lot of people, fall is not only the season of Halloween or thanksgiving; it is also the perfect time for enjoying cozy evenings and eating comforting food. As a restaurant head, it is important to create a fall menu to suit the taste of your customers and keep you above your competitors. If you are looking for new items to include in a fall menu, here are some ideas!
Dessert is an important food course that usually consists of sweet food, and there is no better way to complete a full-course meal this fall without pumpkin pies. Pumpkins are important symbols that signify the arrival of fall and the peak of harvest; hence incorporating a variety of pumpkin pies this fall will help your restaurant menu. Among the many kinds of pumpkin pies, we suggest Dulce de Leche Pumpkin Pie with Hazelnut Crust or a pumpkin butter oatmeal pie to win the heart of customers.
What is fall without pumpkin spice? Even though pumpkin spice contains no pumpkin, it still reminds us of the sweetness and coziness of fall. Adding pumpkin spice and cinnamon will help create a noticeable difference in your restaurant menu. Pumpkin spice is an aromatic blend of other spices like nutmeg and cloves — it is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after fall foods for its awesome taste. Ensure you also add cinnamon or cinnamon-based meals to provide that cozy feel that is often associated with fall.
If your soup menu has had no change for months, it’s time to add, remove, or reinvent more soup varieties. Doing this allows your customer to look forward to something new other than the usual soup list. While you draft out a new soup menu, ensure you keep or leave behind the people’s favorite soup type, add new kinds of soups, and also reinvent new soup types from the older ones.
One thing about fall is the abundance of ingredients that allows you to make hundreds of different dishes. Fall does not only offer a noticeable change in the environment but brings in ingredients like pumpkins, butternut, kabocha squash, ginger, cloves, and eggplants. There are still hundreds of more fall ingredients that can help transform your restaurant menu or even help you develop an entire menu that is strictly fall-themed.
What’s better than a good meal — a good meal with a great beverage? As you focus on perfecting the fall menu, don’t forget to revamp your fall beverage menu. Ensure you create a list of beverages that invokes fall’s cozy and comfortable feel. Chai tea latte, honey coffee, pumpkin milkshakes, Red-Wine Hot chocolate, Caramel Apple cocktail, and homemade gingerbread latte are some of the best fall beverages to add to your restaurant menu.
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