Top 5 menu must haves for the King’s Coronation
Did you know 7 in 10 typically choose a classic British dish when eating out?* And with the King’s Coronation only a matter of days away, the interest in classic British dishes will be at an all-time high. But it’s not just during the lead up and Coronation weekend, we have a feeling that classic British dishes will continue to be popular with consumers and therefore have a place on menus on-going.
Here at Bidfood our range is full of classic British menu options from buffet to mains, desserts and drinks so there is plenty for me to talk about. But I’m also aware of the challenges being faced by all sectors in foodservice when it comes to time and skill in kitchens, so I have picked my top 5 simple to serve products that do not compromise on taste or quality.
Premium Selection British steak & ale pie
Starting with one of my favs. Produced in the UK using tender chunks of British steak in a rich beef gravy infused with ale, encased in a shortcrust pasty base with a light flaky puff pastry lid. Not only delicious but easy to serve as can be cooked from frozen in 40 minutes.
Premium Selection British chicken, mushroom & leek pie
Yes another pie, but they’re so good I couldn’t choose just one. Again, produced in the UK this pie is a hearty classic of tender chunks of chicken, chopped leek and sliced mushroom with a rich creamy sauce in a traditional shortcrust base with a light flaky puff pastry lid. Cooked from frozen in 40 minutes so again really easy to store and serve.
Everyday Favourites mushroom & stilton Wellington
One for the vegetarians now. This puff pastry wellington is filled with tender mushrooms, wilted spinach and melted stilton, a classic combination. Produced in the UK this is another easy to serve product which can be cooked from frozen in 25 minutes.
Everyday Favourites mixed berry Eton mess gateau
This hybrid dessert incorporates two classic British desserts:, Eton mess and gateau. Produced in the UK, this vanilla flavour sponge is layered with mixed berry sauce and whipped cream. Then decorated with more whipped cream, meringue pieces and swirls of mixed berry sauce. Sold whole to allow you to dictate your portion size, simply defrost and serve.
Everyday Favourites individual apple crumble
Such a classic. A generous portion of apple topped with crunchy crumble and baked until golden brown. These individual portions allow you to cook on demand and they only take 80 seconds in the microwave from frozen so such a quick and easy classic British dessert to add to your menu.
*Bespoke consumer survey, Bidfood & CGA, 1,502 UK consumers, October 2021