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Monday, 23 April 2018 09:37

Brie for Breakfast?

pres spring1In France, brie is considered a breakfast cheese, and is most often served on fresh baked bread or a croissant.

In the US, brie is used in breakfast dishes too, but less often. Here you’ll find brie commonly used on sandwiches. Over 30% of brie’s usage is in hot or cold sandwiches, while 6% is used on a fan-favorite - the burger, according to Datassentials, MenuTrends 2017.

Brie is used about 15% of the time on appetizer menus, most commonly, as a baked or grilled brie. Other brie-laced, delicious options on menus are omelets, pizza, and cheese plates

Brie is one of the most renowned French cheeses in the world, packed with intense flavor and is extremely versatile, especially those crafted by Président®. With its bloomy rind, soft-ripened texture, and mild to fruity flavor, it can be paired with various fruits, crackers, charcuterie, or even nuts. 

If all of this has gotten you in the mood to experiment with some new items on your menu, check out two of our favorite Président® Brie recipes below. Both are as delicious as they are easy to create.

Brie, Ham, & Fig Sandwich

Ingredients

4 slices Sourdough Bread, toasted

4 tbsp. Fig Preserves

1/2 lb. Cooked Ham, thinly sliced

1/2 lb. Brie, thinly sliced

Arugula leaves for garnish

Directions

Spread 1 tablespoon of fig preserves on each piece of toasted sourdough bread. 

Distribute ham and Brie evenly among sandwiches. 

Melt Brie slightly under broiler for 2–3 minutes. 

Serve garnished with Arugula leaves. 

Grilled Brie with Saba & Plum

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Ingredients

1-8 oz. package Président® Brie Round

4 whole thyme sprigs chopped

2 whole shallots cut in half

1 whole clove, garlic

1 whole plum sliced

1/4 cup Saba vinaigrette for drizzling

1/4 cup Olive oil for drizzling

1 tsp. black pepper

1 tsp. salt

1 whole baguette cut into ¼, inch, thick slices

Directions

Grill Brie on medium heat for 3 minutes on each side.

Place Brie in cast iron pan.

Top with garlic and plum slices. Drizzle olive oil and saba on top. Add pinch of black pepper and salt.

Bake in oven at 450 °F for 10 -12 minutes.

Serve with grilled bread.

Now is a great time to use Président® Brie cheeses by using their NEW money-saving rebate. Save up to $500 on eligible Président® cheeses now through June 30th.

Simply log into your Foodservice Promos account (or sign up for FREE) and download the featured Président® Brie rebate, worth up to $500. 

This OFFER MUST BE postmarked by July 31, 2018.

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During Lent, may restaurants likely experienced increased sales due to seafood selections. Now that the Easter holiday has come and gone, things may look a bit dim, but they don’t have to.

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Just because Lent has ended does not mean people have stopped liking seafood. With many varieties of fish and shellfish readily available, as well as vast flavors, seasonings and preparation styles that suit any palate, people continue seeking seafood options when they dine out.

Therefore, keep seafood top of mind all year long!

Below are a few suggestions to help you keep diners interested in seafood beyond any holiday or observance.

  • Make seafood part of your menu story: Make your diners feel like they cannot get the same entrees anywhere else. Achieve this by printing special inserts for your seafood creations and promotions. Or, if permissible, experiment with descriptions, ingredients, and pricing on existing menus.
  • Keep seafood special: Why stop offering specials after the Lent observance? Stick with the highest grossing entrees during Lent or consider new varieties to increase curiosity. To create urgency, offer weekly specials or LTO (limited time offers).
  • Play up the health benefits: Fish is an extremely healthy protein alternative. It’s a great choice for diners looking to decrease saturated fats in their diets, as well as cut calories. Further, it’s loaded with vitamins and minerals such as omega-3 fatty acids, as well. On your advertisements and through marketing, make a point to push the nutritional aspects.
  • Take advantage of the versatility of fish and shellfish: From grilling to poaching, fish and shellfish can be prepared in so many ways. Additionally, it can also be presented almost anywhere on the menu, from salads and sandwiches to appetizers and sides.

Crispy Southern Flounder 075711 1192x542Seafood is simply delicious. Don’t be afraid to experiment, as there are many varieties of fish and shellfish to choose from. Keep the momentum going from the Lent holiday and tempt your diners with new and exciting seafood dishes.

Now go and get started!

Head over to FoodservicePromos.com to download and take advantage of our latest King & Prince rebate offer. Simply login to your FSP account (or create a FREE account) to save up to $750 on King & Prince’s broad seafood portfolio.

This offer ends April 30, 2018 (must be postmarked by May 31, 2018).

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