Blount details thanksgiving lineup for foodservice

November 16, 2010 16:20

Blount Fine Foods, a leading manufacturer of hand-crafted artisan soups and seafood products, today released its Thanksgiving Must-Haves as a reminder for restaurant and foodservice customers to be sure to enhance their traditional offering with contemporary taste, reports with reference to Blount Fine Foods.

Blount's Executive Chef Jeff Wirtz suggests two special soups and two complementary dips to round out the holiday menu in any restaurant.  They are:

  • Thanksgiving-Every-Day Soup - Temp diners in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving with this memorable combination of turkey, wild rice blend, cranberries, cream and sherry and they will truly give thanks. This trendy, hearty soup is great served in a bread bowl or pastry shell.
  • Butternut Squash & Apple Soup - Wirtz and his team simmer and puree squash together with red delicious apples and fresh rosemary sprigs. They then add French sourdough bread and a touch of light cream to thicken the soup perfectly.
  • Caramelized Onion Dip - From Blount's newest, and rapidly growing line, comes an instant holiday masterpiece that is sure to stay in demand all year long. Whipped cream cheese is infused with sweet caramelized onion to form an instant classic.
  • Crab & Ale Dip - The sweetness of crab meat and the slight bitterness of ale combine wonderfully in this dip that enlivens chips, crackers, bread, vegetables...and any dipping food.

"Families that choose to dine out for Thanksgiving still want the nostalgic feeling of the home-cooked meals we all remember from years gone by," said Wirtz.  "With the Blount Thanksgiving lineup, we have captured the flavors, aromas and textures of this uniquely American holiday meal experience."

All three Autumn Soups are sold refrigerated in cases of four, 4-pound ready-to-heat bags.  The dips come in cases of 32, four-ounce frozen disks. 

About Blount Fine Foods

Blount Fine Foods is a family owned company that has been processing food since 1946. It is the largest manufacturer of lobster bisque in America and produces more than 350 proprietary soup recipes, including 75 varieties of clam chowder alone.  Its product lines include fresh and frozen gourmet soups for food-service and retail as well as custom clam meat products and breaded seafood. Blount's gourmet soups and specialty foods are made with the finest and freshest ingredients, handcrafted by a dedicated team through unparalleled customer collaboration.

Blount operates production facilities at its Fall River, Massachusetts headquarters and in Warren, Rhode Island.  Customers include national restaurant chains that have their custom soups made for them in accordance with their secret recipes. Similarly, the deli departments of many large and small supermarket chains offer Blount-created hot-to-go soup selections as well as fresh store-brand pre-packed soup cups.

Blount also carries a full line of fresh and frozen soups sold to Restaurants, Club Stores and Retailers nationwide under the Legal Sea Foods and Panera Bread brands. Blount specialty clam products are used by other famous soup makers, restaurants and retailers alike.

Blount generates over 60 million servings of hand-crafted gourmet soups each year.

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