Just in time for Autumn menus, frozen food distributor Central Foods has launched a new tomato, goat’s cheese and basil tart for the food service sector.
At the same time, the company’s Mediterranean vegetable tart has been updated to make it even more delicious.
Both Menuserve tarts are 4 inches in diameter, approximately 160g each, and simply need baking to crisp the pastry and heat through before serving.
Gordon Lauder, MD of Central Foods, said: “Pastry tarts are a popular choice for a light lunch or snack, and we are delighted to be launching two new savoury tarts in the Menuserve range – one a brand new flavour and the other with a new improved recipe.
“Being suitable for vegans, the colourful Mediterranean vegetable tart is a great addition to any menu, as it will appeal to those customers and diners with dietary requirements, as well as more generally. The tomato, goat’s cheese and basil tart is a super vegetarian alternative which again will go down well with all customers.”
The new Menuserve tomato, goat’s cheese and basil tart features a tasty cheese and basil quiche-style filling with sun-dried tomatoes in a herb-flecked pastry case, topped with a slice of tangy goat’s cheese. It is suitable for vegetarians.
Meanwhile, the reformulated Mediterranean vegetable tart includes a chunky tomato, aubergine, courgette and mixed peppers filling on a bed of tangy tomato sauce, topped with a half cherry tomato, all in a herb-flecked pastry case. It’s suitable for both vegans and vegetarians, yet is so tasty it will go down well with all customers, not just those with dietary requirements.
Ideal for a light lunch or snack, the Menuserve tarts are perfect for a range of food service outlets from coffee shops and cafés through to pubs, universities, grab and go venues, garden centres and care homes.
Each product is available to catering staff in cases of 12.
Central Foods, based at Collingtree near Northampton, is one of the UK’s leading frozen food distributors. The company was founded more than 25 years ago and is a catering partner across the whole food service sector, supplying to hotels, restaurants, bars, universities, schools, pubs, care homes, garden centres, leisure outlets and more. It currently sells to over 180 independent wholesalers, as well as larger national and regional wholesalers.