The perfect menu for the festive season
The holiday season is usually all about parties, being together, and enjoying a festive meal. For chefs, this is one of the most busy times of the year, restaurants that are open during this period are fully booked. However, many countries are facing a second lockdown and this year’s festivities won’t be celebrated by dining out. This situation forces chefs to think of alternative ways to bring the restaurant experience to the safety of their customer’s homes.
To help you get inspired, we have selected some festive dishes that are suitable for eating in as well as takeaway or delivery. In addition, our culinary advisors have provided some practical tips for preparing a menu with a smaller staff, that your customers can finish at home with some easy steps.
No holiday menu is complete without soup. The soup, as well as the whiskey cream and rouille can be easily prepared during the mise-en-place. This lobster soup can be served in your restaurant but is also perfect for takeaway, as it will only need a couple of steps before serving.
A very festive and surprising vegetarian spin to the well-known Beef Wellington, which can easily be prepared during mise-en-place. The sauce is prepared with our Debic Culinaire Original, which is perfect for regeneration and as such very suitable for takeaway as the sauce can easily be reheated without curdling or separation.
A true classic on your end of year menu: the combination of chocolate and orange. This festive dessert is prepared with Debic Chocolate Mousse and can be easily prepared up front by portioning it in silicon molds and keeping it in the freezer. Let it thaw in the refrigerator or keep it frozen for your customers to take home and finish themselves.
A well-known classic, very suitable for the holidays after applying a refined and festive finishing touch. The crème brûlée can be covered with cinnamon sugar, making a gas burner unnecessary for your customer’s at home. Moreover, a template (from the local (3D) printing company) could be included in the takeaway/delivery foodbox. This way the ‘chef at home’ can apply the most beautiful finishing touches to this dessert in their own kitchen.