New dishes and old favourites have been revealed in the new Christmas line-up from pub and bar food specialist Classic Cuisine.
Aiming to supply frozen ready meals that are easy to prepare and but also tasty, it has come up with traditional festive options as well as seafood, vegetarian and free-from options.
Classics include the turkey tornedo (pictured top), with Norfolk turkey wrapped in crispy streaky bacon, topped with a zesty cranberry and orange stuffing and finished with a cinnamon jus.
Also included within the festive range is the smoked salmon roulade, a light suet pastry which is infused with fresh spinach and topped with MSC salmon and cream cheese mousse.
Classic Cuisine’s vegetarian festive products include a creamy brie and red onion tart with chestnuts as well as the Butlers secret soufflé, a creamy and light soufflé infused with luxurious Butlers cheese.
Sales director Mark Dean said: “This year Classic Cuisine have included various new dishes and some of the old festive favourites. The turkey tornedo for example was one of our bestsellers in a number of pub and restaurant chains last year so we had to put that back on the menu this year.
“We had an increased interest in our vegetarian dishes, therefore we have spent more time and innovation in our vegetarian range. The demand for our meat-free options has risen from all our clients including branded national pub chains, hotel chains, in-store dining and high-street restaurants.”
Within the festive dessert range is the trifle cheesecake, a sherry-soaked sponge topped with a tart raspberry jelly, orange custard and cream cheese.
Also within the range is a decadent Christmas treat, a chocolate salami (pictured below), made with rich Belgian chocolate, a variety of biscuits and topped with a sprinkle of pistachios. The chocolate contains a minimum of 72% cocoa.
Paul Hunt, new product development chef at Classic Cuisine, explained: “At Classic Cuisine we like to put our spin on the Christmas classics by bringing back festive favourites and adding a little something extra.
“We believe that our secret to success is a combination of being innovative but also ensuring a homemade feel to our dishes, which people especially love around the festive period.”
Managing director Jeeva Sanmugam added: “It has been a great year for Classic Cuisine and we are extremely excited to about the launch of our new Christmas products which have each been carefully created by our development chefs to ensure that our dishes are delicious, unique and continue to maintain the same standards of quality.”