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Re-inventing the classics this season

Do you have regular customers who always come to you for their end of year celebrations? Maybe you’re bored of serving the same food and maybe those customers are tired of seeing it!

There is something so comforting and nostalgic about the classics at Christmas time but what we’ve been seeing in the industry more and more is those classics being re-invented with different flavours or methods of presentation to add a little more excitement to that nostalgia. So what can you do to mix it up a little?



EDIBLE CHRISTMAS WREATHS


A fun, festive and visually stunning way of presenting classic dishes perfect for pavlova, antipasto platters or smoked salmon on cucumber ribbons!






EDIBLE ANTIPASTO CANAPÉ CONES


A perfectly curated one person canapé with all the antipasto favs!

Fill with salami, cheese, olives, mini cornichons, crackers, pepper dews, strawberries, grapes, grissini sticks, pretzels, dried apricots and prosciutto.

To reduce labour you can even make them self-service by presenting them on a “canapé wall” where there are slots for the cones or even in old ice cream stands!


“NOT YOUR MUM’S” PAVLOVA

Try these new takes on the kiwi favourite:


Baked/Bombe Alaska

What is the difference between baked Alaska and bombe Alaska? A bombe Alaska is coated with hot, high-proof rum before serving and set alight or flambéed. A baked Alaska is browned using a torch or the broiler setting in an oven.


Fresh Strawberry Meringue Cake

Fresh cut strawberries, mascarpone whipped cream and strawberry sauce sandwiched between circles of meringue.


THE NOT SO HUMBLE POTATO


Potatoes are a Kiwi Christmas staple – who doesn’t love a crispy roast potato covered in butter and salt! But if you’re looking for a way to step up your potato game this year AND save time in the kitchen, check out these other delectable ideas using our Agria Whole Peeled Potatoes from Prepared Produce (168205 5kg Bag).

No washing or peeling needed, just slice, grate, boil and mash your way to perfect potatoes!

  • 4 Hassleback Potatoes

  • 4 Potato Gratin

  • 4 Mashed Potato

  • 4 Potato Christmas Trees Mash, dye green and pipe into tree shapes

  • 4 Dauphinoise potatoes

  • 4 Gnocchi

  • 4 Hash Cakes / Rostis

  • 4 Mini Gratin Dauphinois Stacks Slice with a mandolin and bake in muffin tins

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