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Trending…Dragon Fruit

Trending… Dragon Fruit. A decadent find. Luxe texture and hue…either creamy white or fuscia pink.  Mildly sweet texture of the kiwi including edible seeds… that often make the ivory variety seem like dice. But dice as wished. The Dragon Fruit makes … Continue reading

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Macaroons: trending and terrific!

Macaroons. A fluffy mound of coconut OR… those pretty petite pastries…a cross between a cookie and petit four. Trending now and as popular as cupcakes. French macarons can be of fabulous hues and flavors. Classic meringue “sandwiches” filled with ganache, a concept … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Escargot

Escargot elegance. Long considered gourmet delicacy. Escargot meaning snail in French, and hence the romance. Formal service requires the classic escargot plate and tongs Usually simply prepared with garlic butter, though can be infused with herbs and served in puff pastry. Traditionally an … Continue reading

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Cheese Souffle Sophistication

Sophisticated elegance.  Anytime.  The Cheese Soufflé. Excellent as a small plate offering.   Or dessert.  Dazzle a coulis too? …and the cheeserie…and creative whimsy. Still light, bright, airy and ethereal.   The Menu Shoppe has it covered… great tips for great … Continue reading

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It’s Pet Week…and time for kitchen-made treats

Did you know that it’s National Pet Week? Time for some kitchen-made treats. Fabulous for patron take-home “doggie” bags. Just an extra “thank you” effort with that check presenter. The Menu Shoppe has it covered… great ideas for those little extras…that … Continue reading

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An Ode to Oysters

A May time celebration of oysters. …and still in time for Cinco de Mayo festivities or chic Triple Crown parties. The Menu Shoppe has it covered… another winning trifecta for perfect menus. Excellent accompaniment to Derby menus. Oyster Casserole 2 … Continue reading

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Animal Crackers: whimsy for childrens menus

Celebrating Animal Crackers. The classic old-fashioned all-time favorite. Why not create some whimsy for childrens menus? Developing a childrens menu can be extra enhancement. The Menu Shoppe has it covered… great tips for great menus. Oatmeal Animal Crackers 2 cups … Continue reading

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