Cool food for hot nights
When planning your summer menu, be sure to use seasonal ingredients that offer freshness and hydration.
Think water-rich fruits like watermelon and citrus, fresh salads with crisp vegetables, and light proteins like chicken or fish. Chicken or fish salads with a tangy vinaigrette can make for a satisfying yet light main course.
If you're seeking specific inspiration, consider Mediterranean or Southeast Asian dishes. These cuisines are known for their use of fresh ingredients, bold flavors, and a balance of textures that can offer a refreshing dining experience.Appetites tend to decrease in hot weather, so presentation also plays a greater role in making your dishes appealing.
reflect the season,
and experiment with
unique plating techniques.
You’ll also want
to make sure your venue
is well-ventilated and cool
with a cross breeze or air conditioning inside and shaded seating outside. And always have plenty of cold water freely available for guests.
Remember, the key is to ensure the whole dining experience is light, fresh, and cool — just like a perfect summer night.
Try these recipes:
Cucumber and Carrot Salad
Combine ribbons of fresh and pickled vegetables in a miso dressing and top them with spicy crunchy prawns and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
Salt & Pepper Squid
With Tropical Mango Salad
Juicy cucumber and fresh rocket and mint combine to make the sweetness of in season mango pop, in this deceptively light and simple seafood salad.