3 brunch ideas to fill your restaurant this fall
Brunch continues to be a fantastic idea to keep customers happy. This is especially true for foodies, who enjoy this middle-ground between breakfast and lunch, since it lets them eat breakfast later than usual and treat themselves at an excellent establishment that offers them what they like and is trendy.
Furthermore, fall is the perfect time for this culinary style, since the seasonal products that are available give us a great variety of culinary options, a hallmark of a great brunch.
Does your restaurant offer this format? Here are 3 brunch ideas so you can choose the one that is best tailored to your prospective customers, or you can mix-and-match dishes, thereby filling your restaurant with happy customers this fall.
This brunch combines dishes from different regions, palates, and preferences. It is perfect for any restaurant that begins to serve it, allowing them to gauge how it is received by customers. Take note of these dishes:
Chestnut paté, made of chestnuts collected during this season and chickpea and lentil hummus for spreading on toast. The perfect appetizer.
Assorted salads, seasoned with products such as pomegranates and quince, nuts, hazelnuts and a variety of green leaves such as endives and escaroles , all of which are typical fall products.
Yogurt with cereals and fruits such as strawberries, blueberries and blackberries, which are at their best during this time.
Benedict eggs, a typical and indispensable part of a good brunch, served on spiced bread with garlic, slices of ham and an arugula or oregano topping.
Combo dish with fried eggs, bacon or sausages and a feta cheese salad, cherry tomatoes and roasted peppers (also seasonal).
Churros with chocolate could be an excellent option as part of your desserts menu.Folks already begin to crave them this season, and they are well-suited for brunch.
A variety of cavas and wines. Another idea for an international brunch is to serve a good sparkling cava, rosé and white wine, which are lighter for this time of day.
Cocktails. Since it is a late breakfast, customers are also eager to pair these dishes with delicious, classic cocktails like the mimosa, mojito, Bloody Mary or the negroni, made with vermouth, an alcoholic beverage that is also a perfect match for a fall brunch.
Healthy dishes are another table-filling brunch style that is seeing an increasing number of foodies. In addition, it is perfect for offering seasonal and 0-kilometer products that experiment with rich and nutritional recipes. Here are some indispensable ideas for a healthy brunch:
A variety of breads made of whole wheat, buckwheat, rye, corn and bread with pumpkin, chia, sunflower, sesame, etc. seeds.
Pumpkin or mushroom soup. This hot and creamy dish, featuring two very typical products for this season, can add that different touch at a healthy brunch.
Bowls. By combining seasonal ingredients such as açaí, granola, muesli, plantain, coconut, and dry fruits such hazelnuts, pine nuts, and nuts.
Buckwheat pancakesThey are a trendy product, since they are suitable for celiac customers and give pancakes a delicious consistency. They can be served with organic honey, peanut butter and homemade apple or pear jams that are typical of this season.
Seasonal vegetable omelettes can also make a difference. They can include zucchini, eggplant, leek, spinach, chard and asparagus. And if you also serve mushroom omelettes, you will make your customers go “wow!”
Cold-pressed juices are perfect for the fall, since it is an excellent time to do a detox after the summer and boost your immune system for the change in season. You can make juices out of oranges, carrots, lemons, ginger, pineapple, apple, cucumber, aloe vera, etc.
By the same token, you cannot do without seasonal natural fruit juices. In this case, they would be pomegranate, mandarin, persimmon or kiwi juices. Another strategic move would be to offer whole fruits for consumption, such as apples, pears, figs and grapes, which would also be very fresh in the fall.
Organic and assorted coffees and teas. Health-conscious customers will also like it if a brunch offers them a good chai tea, fair-trade coffee along with medicinal infusions.
Organic wines and craft beers. There will be someone who will want to consume alcohol during their brunch but still do so healthily, which is why having organic and craft versions would be an excellent idea.
Homemade desserts. Made of seasonal apple, pumpkin and carrots. Serving wheat, raisin cookies or vegan brownies would also be a delicious option.
And if you want your brunch to be on your customers’ Instagram account sand receive constant advertising, don’t forget to include these kinds of dishes, which are shared the most on this social network:
Toast. The current trend is to serve them with toppings such as salmon, avocado, poached eggs, cheese, roasted peppers (also seasonal), cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, dill, oregano, etc.
Bagels. Another type of bread that fills Instagram feeds are bagels with sesame seeds, salmon, ricotta cheese, arugula, and roasted tomatoes, to name a few.
Burritos or wraps. A wheat tortilla that is rolled and filled with ingredients similar to those of toast and bagels. They are also shared on Instagram, since they are an increasingly popular dish.
Arepas. A typical Caribbean dish made of cornflour and which are also filled with a variety of products. They have a neutral taste, allowing them to have a salty or sweet flavors. The most common arepas are ones with cheese, shredded beef or chicken.
Cronuts. These are the kings of Instagram, and they consist of a dough that combines the puff pastry of a croissant with the softness of a donut. And the more eye-catching and sweet its topping, the better for a cell phone camera.
Smoothies. These thick and delicious shakes are a favorite for instagrammers. At a fall brunch, we can make them from seasonal blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries.
Mocktails. And for millennials and generation Z, it would be ideal to have delicious, non-alcoholic cocktails for this time of the day. If they furthermore have a special appearance, they will go straight to Instagram, even before being consumed.
With all these delicacies, you will surely have many ideas for brunch at your restaurant this fall, one that will make your customers come back for more. And to make sure that is the case, remember to advertise it on Facebook events, in your Instagram posts and on your profile on TheFork, where thousands of diners look for a good brunch to enjoy.
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