Ideas for May National Food & Beverage Holidays
It's always fun to celebrate while dining!
Life is busy and it is flying by. Guests love to celebrate. It's a great way to keep excitement, laughter and conversations flowing. It makes the guest experience much more memorable. And one easy way to do that is to feature popular food holidays.
Here are a few upcoming national holidays to surprise your guests with. And the health benefits for your guests are a big plus! Having fun and celebrating is known to relax the body, lower stress and keep blood pressure down. And it helps build relationships and memorable moments. Moments that guests will think back on (the dining experience you gave them) and they will most likely come back for more and talk about for years to come.
May 1st - National Strawberry Month Grab some farm fresh strawberries and celebrate all month! You can blend them in smoothies, add them to parfaits and bake them into pies. Your guests will love them in ice cream and milkshakes, too.
May 2 - National Truffle Day This day seems to honor two different truffles. Yummy rich chocolates and the delicious kind from the fungi family. I'm sure your guests will love celebrating both honestly. Chocolate Truffle Truffle anyone?
May 7 - National Cosmopolitan Day Let's toast the sophisticated South Beach favorite cocktail (and featured drink from the TV show Sex in the City) on this fine day!
May 8 - National Empanada Day Check out all these tasty (& some unique) ways to fill the favorite Spanish pastry turnovers HERE.
May 15 - National Vegetarian Week This is a great week to feature new plant based recipes to your guests. Celebrating plant based dishes is still trending and definitely not slowing down.
May 23 - National Drink with Chickens Day from the book “Drinking with Chickens: Free-Range Cocktails for the Happiest Hour.” A great holiday featuring garden fresh cocktails. Read about it HERE
May 30 - National Mint Julep Day Today is the day to celebrate the bourbon cocktail best known for being the signature drink of the Kentucky Derby. Check out this article on unique ways to put a spin on it HERE.
If you want to see a more in depth list of food holidays, go HERE.