Valentine’s Day is the second busiest day of the year for restaurants, only second to Mother’s Day. With all the competition, it can be difficult for operators to make their menu stand out and get traffic in the door. We’ve put together recipes for your Valentine’s Day – or Galentine’s Day – menu that will help you differentiate your menu and help guests celebrate their own way.
One way is to create an experience of dining out. As more consumers turn to experiences over possessions, it’s important to create something memorable and experiential for your customers. Adding Instagrammable and visually appealing Valentine’s Day items to your menu can encourage couples and single consumers to dine out.
Raspberry White Chocolate Drizzle Milkshake
Your customers will indulge in the rich taste of white chocolate and sweet-tart taste of raspberry with our raspberry white chocolate drizzle milkshake. It's perfect for a Valentine's Day dessert or a sweet treat any time of the year.
Red Velvet Mocha
Take a dessert fan favorite and turn it into a delectable drink with our red velvet mocha. We use our red velvet syrup and chocolate sauce to create a truly indulgent treat that anyone's sweetheart will love.
What started as a holiday celebrated by Leslie Knope and co. on “Parks and Recreation” – nearly 10 years ago – Galentine’s Day has now become a full-fledged holiday. The holiday, which falls on February 13th, is meant for ladies to celebrate ladies whether they’re single or not. In the spirit of the holiday, boozy brunch and sweet treats are surefire ways to bring in ladies celebrating Galentine’s Day.
Galentine’s Breakfast Coffee
Start of your Galentine's Day brunch with a boozy breakfast coffee. Your customers will love the sweet hint of coconut combined with coffee and white rum.
- 2 fl. oz. coconut milk
- 3 fl. oz. strong coffee
- 1.5 fl. oz. DaVinci Gourmet Coconut Syrup
- 2 fl. oz. white rum
Directions: Combine white rum, DaVinci Gourmet Coconut Syrup, coconut milk and strong coffee and stir. Top with toasted coconut and serve hot!
White Cherry Mocha
Add a fruity twist to a white mocha with DaVinci Gourmet classic cherry syrup. Your Galentine's Day customers will love the bright taste of cherry combined with creamy white chocolate and steamed milk.
Red Velvet Russian
Whether it's boozy brunch or after dinner drinks, the red velvet Russian is a great way to celebrate. Your customers will be sharing this photo-worthy cocktail for #GalentinesDay.
- 0.25 fl. oz. DaVinci Gourmet Red Velvet Syrup
- 1.5 fl. oz. vodka
- 1.5 fl. oz. Kahlua
- 0.25 fl. oz. amaro
- 2 fl. oz. half and half
- Directions: Combine DaVinci Gourmet Red Velvet Syrup, vodka, Kahlua, amaro and half and half. Shake or stir and serve.
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