With premiumisation key to any Christmas menu offering , Délifrance UK’s recipe developer and Senior Bakery Technologist Rob Scharf has combined seasonal foods with principle Délifrance products to create a menu of mouth watering, easy to serve Christmas dishes. Selecting foods which complement the delicate or full flavours and textures of Délifrance breads, pastries, brioche and desserts, Rob’s recommendations present a ready-made menu saving caterers on food planning, selection and time.
“The Délifrance Christmas menu takes our offering one step further by recommending which foods complement our products to create a real wow factor on a Christmas menu,” Rob explains.
“For example, our sweet and delicately textured Sundried Tomato Foccacia teams perfectly with a sharp balsamic and vine ripened tomato topping for a starter or canapé while our research shows a confit of salmon and watercress beautifully enhances the flavours of our Heritage Multicereal Pavé.
“Many products such as our Mini Savoury Tartlet selection which boasts five varieties including Goat’s Cheese and Tomato and Basil are stand alone winners on a Christmas menu, but a deep understanding of our own product ranges means we are well positioned to advise caterers on the best choice of complementary foods to really create a food statement at this vital time on the catering calendar.”
Délifrance also forecasts that this year’s Christmas menu favourites will include versatile breads such as the Rustic Baguette, Losange Diamond Roll and Rosemary and Sea Salt Focaccia which can be transformed into a sophisticated bruchetta or a hearty soup accompaniment. Meanwhile the Fig and Multicereal Bloomer adds a delectable dimension to a traditional cheese board when teamed with local cheeses and homemade chutneys.
Lucy Pickersgill, Délifrance Channel Controller, said: “Mintel Christmas market reports show that even in times of low customer spend the festive season is about having a well deserved treat so we’ve taken our offerings one step further and recommended full menu items which make the very best of the Délifrance range.
“Coming to the end of the year that’s seen Délifrance present its widest offering yet to caterers and wholesalers, we wanted to put almost 30 years of expertise in the UK to good use during this season of goodwill and great foodservice opportunity. Our Christmas menu ideas is an inspiring and time-saving seasonal planning tool which we are sure will be welcomed by busy caterers.”
To receive the Christmas Menu or to discover Délifrance’s seasonal special offers contact firstname.lastname@example.org or any other product in the Délifrance range, call 0116 257 1871 or visit the new, easy-to-use website www.delifrance.co.uk.