3 Ways to Spice Up Your Fall Menu

Restaurant Fall MenuAs it gets colder, customers’ taste buds start to beg for something warm and comforting. Out with crisp summer salads and barbecued meat, and in with the soups and baked goods. However, standard recipes can become stagnant over time, so it’s important to spice things up every once in awhile. Here are few ideas to help inspire your autumnal menu.

1. More Soup For You

When it’s cold, there’s nothing better than a warm cup of soup. However, it doesn’t take long for a simple soup du jour to become a bit boring. Branch out from traditional favorites like chicken noodle, and introduce some new flavors to your menu. Butternut squash is seasonal and super easy to prepare, a chorizo and white bean stew is a fresh take on a classic recipe, and spicy harvest chipotle chili gives a favorite fall comfort food a little kick. To get your restaurant ready for the season, try these bowls for a warmer color scheme.

2. Favorite Fall Refreshments

First on the list, revisit an old classic: hot apple cider. This simple drink is easy to prepare and customers will love the old-fashioned flavor. An oft-underrated beverage, authentic masala chai is hard to beat. The recipe can be a bit complicated, so be sure to follow the directions carefully. If you want a quicker chai alternative, there are a number of tasty concentrates available. Lastly, for something unconventional, try a hot buttered lemonade. Though it sounds strange, it’s actually a smooth, tangy drink that’s perfect for the season. Try sipping your hot drinks out of these classic diner-style mugs.

3. Bake Away the Cliches

There’s more to fall baking than everyone’s favorite orange gourd. Stand out from your competitors by skipping the pumpkin-flavored baked goods and opting for something different. Don’t forget that autumn is also apple season, so try to incorporate the crispy fruit of knowledge into your pies and treats. These caramel apple cinnamon rolls should do the trick. Speaking of pies, a crunchy maple pecan pie proves to be worthwhile venture. An updated version of a fall classic, a slice of this pie is sure to get everyone in the sweater weather mood. And if you can’t resist using pumpkin, do it in the form of this delicious chocolate chip pumpkin bar. For best results, try these roasting pans you’re your baking endeavors.

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