As autumn begins, chef and caterers across all food sectors are modifying menus ahead of the winter months. With some consumers still anxious about the pandemic and with darker evenings and unpredictable weather – caterers need to give consumers a real reason to eat out of home over this period.
Supporting local business and the focus on provenance of our food are two existing trends that have been accelerated by the pandemic. Eating out and seeing what a great establishment can create with in-season, high quality ingredients is a great pull. With pumpkin, squash, apples, beetroot, pears, game and so much more now in-season it’s a great time to freshen up your menu with some seasonal stars and dishes with serious pulling power. Here’s some inspiration to help you rise to the challenge this fall.
AN APPLE A DAY
With the annual celebration of apples taking place on the 21st October and the choice of apples now at its best, it’s a great opportunity to showcase this ever so tempting classic fruit. Sweet, savoury, snacks, starters, mains and desserts – the apple can do it all and the Country Range Bramley Apple Filling continues to be a chef favourite. Outside of the classic apple pie there are so many uses of the filling as demonstrated by the talented Alin Stoica, a Country Range Student Chef finalist, who created five ideas to help you put apples at the core of your offering this October.
- Pork and Apple Wellington
- Apple Ginger Crumble Soufflé
- Apple Crème Brûlée • Apple Raspberry Chocolate Brownie
- Apple Betty
All recipes can be found at www.countryrange.co.uk/recipes
“THE COUNTRY RANGE BRAMLEY APPLE FILLING REMINDS ME OF APPLE PIES MY MUM MAKES FOR ME.”
– CARE HOME, SOUTHAMPTON
NATIONAL CURRY DAY
Running from 7th -13th October, there is no better week to spice things up and give the noble curry pride of place on the menu. Country Range has everything you need to rustle up a variety of curry-based menu options including the five-strong range of curry pastes including Tikka, Korma, Madras, Tikka Masala and Tandoori that offer supreme quality and versatility. If you want to create your dishes from scratch the portfolio also offers a huge selection of spices, herbs and other essential ingredients such as Country Range Coconut Milk.
From traditional curries and adding warmth to winter salads to delicious on-the-go ideas we have hundreds of recipes to inspire you at www.countryrange.co.uk
- Spiced Cottage Pie
- Chicken Tikka Masala Naan Wrap
- BBQ Tandoori Aubergine Salad
- Red Lentil Onion Bhajis
- Tandoori Lamb Chops
“MY FAVOURITE COUNTRY RANGE INGREDIENTS ARE THE READY-TO-USE SAUCES – SUCH A WIDE VARIETY TO CHOOSE FROM.”
– CARE HOME, MERSEYSIDE