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Fresh and Fun Spring Menu Ideas

By March 14, 2024 Catering

The long winter is finally coming to a close and warm, sunny days are here again. Now that the seasons are changing, your party guests will be craving some updates when it comes to your catering menu from Crave Culinaire.

Planning a gathering in the near future? Try out some of these tips and ideas for spring appetizers, entrees, drinks, and desserts that will truly wow your guests and make your event a hit.

Use Seasonal Fruits and Veggies

If you’re looking for a centerpiece for your entire catering menu to revolve around, in-season fruits and veggies are the perfect option. There is a long list of vegetables and fruits that taste their best (and are easiest to find) in the springtime. Some of the most common examples include:

  • Strawberries
  • Lemons
  • Mangoes
  • Asparagus
  • Arugula
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Beets
  • Sugar snap peas

Nothing says “spring flavors” like a fresh salad with a spinach and kale base topped with beets, sugar snap peas, and other tasty veggies (or even some cut-up strawberries for a sweet addition).

Complement this starter salad with a fruit salad made up of strawberries, mangoes, and other in-season fruits. There’s nothing more refreshing and satisfying than fresh fruit that’s in season and at peak ripeness.

Not sure what to serve for your springy entree? Try a baked chicken with lemon and fresh herbs. Your guests will love the complementary nature of a light, refreshing appetizer with a satisfying and smooth entree that celebrates all of spring’s best flavors.

Keep Dishes Light and Fresh

Speaking of all these salad ideas, springtime is the perfect season to let Team Crave create a unique, fresh and delicious signature Spring Dish salad just for your event!  Most people are craving lighter meal options once the weather gets warmer and winter is in the rearview.

Many of the biggest holidays take place during the winter, and they traditionally include all kinds of heavy foods, drinks, and desserts. If you indulged a little too much during the winter holidays, you’re not alone. It just means that the following season is the perfect time to enjoy light, simple meals without all that butter and salt.

Keep the Refreshments and Desserts on Theme

Your celebration of spring flavors doesn’t have to stop at your appetizers and entrees. Include the essence of spring in your drinks as well with flavor enhancers like lavender and lemon. You can go as fancy or as simple as you prefer with your springy beverages, from fresh lemon water to lavender lemonade to a lavender-and-lemon cocktail.

Even though most people are in the mood for lighter meals during spring, dessert is still a necessity. Keep up the springtime energy with small, one-bite desserts like Jordan almonds or macarons (which come in springy colors to boot!).

Cater Your Next Event With Crave Culinaire

When you’re planning an event, the last thing you want to worry about is the food. Since catering is one of the most important parts of any gathering, don’t leave it up to chance. Trust the pros at Crave Culinaire to create an enticing menu of fresh, chef-created bites that will leave your guests satisfied.