Sorry, there is no advice in this article— or pumpkin. The title was just too good to pass up.
Anyway, seasonal is always a buzzword when it comes to menu planning. Ingredients like spring peas and asparagus are typical and expected for spring. Fruits like strawberries and watermelon in the summer keep your menu refreshing and bright. Each season has its unique ingredients that are only available during those certain times of year and it’s always exciting to feature them. Fall menus, though, seem to have their own genre.
There is just something about autumn.
Maybe it’s the nostalgia of remembering family, holidays, and the changing leaves. Whatever it is, no seasonal offerings compare to the warm and comforting flavors of fall menus.
We decided to reach out to chefs around the country and put together a short list of some of the best fall menu items across the nation. Thank you, everyone, for your submissions. We got a lot!
Our criteria for selecting the best dishes is, as follows:
- Ingredients - Are they actually seasonal?
- Visual appeal - Will the picture make me travel the distance to get this dish?
- Creativity - Is it unique?
- Nostalgia - Does it make me excited for the holiday season or bring back memories of quality time with family?
Ok, Here we go!Read More