Though it seems like we were only just poking around for spring-inspired cocktails
, it's already time to prepare summer-themed recipes for your menus. Already, diners near our Denver and Phoenix offices are taking to those outdoor patios, and it's just a matter of time before the rosé orders start rolling in at happy hour.
Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of fresh, crisp dishes, with nods toward lighter fare and playful designs. Top everything with fruit and herbs, don't shy away from colorful combinations, and always remember that heaping side of earthy greens. To follow this summers biggest food trends, we turned to the predictions at National Restaurant News
--think runny eggs, global dishes, and bonus points if you make it waste-free.
If you're looking for some inspiration to dress your menus for summer, we've found some recipe and menu ideas across the internet to get your creative culinary juices flowing.
While the growing seasons will vary across locations, along with temperatures, school schedules, and other summetime events, it's good to start preparing your menus now. Our restaurant consultants are experts in menu development and seasonal menu development. Contact a restaurant consultant
today to get your summer menu in working order.
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