With Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and New Year’s Eve highlighted as the most popular days of the year to dine out*, special occasions provide a significant opportunity for operators to boost profits. As UK diners now spend over £49 billion on food and drink out of home each year**, operators can benefit from the consumer popularity of the Ferrero pralines range to increase the appeal of their desserts during those all-important celebrations.
Showcasing the individual flavours of Ferrero Rocher, Raffaello and Rondnoir, the renowned Italian chef has designed each dessert around the key occasions of the year. From Valentine’s Day with a Chocolate & Coconut Sphere – which reveals two Raffaello pralines when melted with a hot raspberry sauce – to a Raspberries & Passion Fruit Tartlette with Rondnoir for Mother’s Day.
Speaking about the collection, Francesco Mazzei comments;
“Each of the new desserts have a feeling of festivity, lending themselves perfectly to special occasions. Ferrero pralines provide a luxury complement that adds a touch of sophistication and has the ability to lift any dish.
“Incorporating an interesting use of the pralines into each dessert I am excited to see how the collection will inspire chefs to get creative to enhance special occasion throughout the year. The White Chocolate and Coconut Sphere with Raffaello is an ideal sharing dessert for Valentine’s Day, whilst the Pistachio Glazed Ciambella with Ferrero Rocher works well for Easter and the Bergamot Cream with Raffaello brings together all the tastes of summer in a martini glass.”
Zareen Deboo, Foodservice Channel Operators Manager, Ferrero UK & Ireland explains;
“From Mother’s Day to Christmas, desserts play such a special role in celebrations and ensuring they stand out from the crowd is key to success. Using brands that consumers know and love – such as the Ferrero pralines range – enable operators to increase the appeal of their offerings and bring the wow factor to menus. Francesco’s dessert collection showcases how operators can use the pralines to take special occasions to the next level.”
The new recipes have been created by Francesco Mazzei as the Chef Patron of Fuime, Sartoria and Radici and is the first time the iconic Ferrero Rocher, Raffaello and Rondnoir has been celebrated with their own desserts, opening up opportunities for operators to make occasions extra special.
To view the recipes along with videos and top tips from Francesco on using the Ferrero pralines click here.
*OpenTable December 2018 **Kantar April 2018