Blue Frog Unveils Fiery Maillard-Charred Meats Winter Menu

By Sponsored, January 26, 2024

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As winter tightens its grip, and all hell seems to be freezing over, Blue Frog has launched a fiery winter menu chock-full of maillard-charred meats to warm diners from the inside out.

Available now through the end of March, the new lineup of dishes are a spectrum of hearty mains spiked with spice.  


Maillard Magic

The star of the show – and the focal point of this season’s menu – is the Maillard char, a chemical reaction that occurs when cooking meat at high temperatures, resulting in that crispy sear that seals in all of the meat’s juicy flavor.

Blue Frog's winter menu cleverly incorporates this culinary phenomenon into both its dishes and its ambiance.


The menu adopts a Maillard spectrum of colors, a myriad of golden to rich browns that mirror the Maillard reaction's characteristic hues.

Each protein option – be it lamb, salmon, beef, or sausage – is associated with a specific shade within the color spectrum.

Beyond the plate, Blue Frog’s warm, inviting atmosphere mimics that same color scheme, with wooden tones and soft lighting creating a relaxed dining experience. 

Winter Food Menu Highlights

Blue Frog's culinary team has curated an expansive winter menu featuring a selection of delectable dishes that showcase the Maillard reaction in action.

Mexican-style Sausage with Cheese Fries (RMB58)


Indulge in the enticing combination of Mexican-style spiced sausage paired with golden cheese-laden fries.

This dish features the perfect harmony of cheesy goodness and the bold flavors of Mexican spices, making it an ideal winter snack.

Blue Frog’s Secret Lamb Tenderloin Salad with Fusilli (RMB98)


The secret lamb tenderloin salad is artfully paired with al dente fusilli pasta, a balance of vibrantly mixed fresh vegetables and heartwarming pasta – all brought together with succulent lamb tenderloin.

Diners can also choose their cooking level preference for the meat. 

Braised Lamb Shank in Red Wine Sauce (RMB138) 


This signature dish undergoes a meticulous marination process with a blend of spices, all slow-cooked to perfection in a secret red wine sauce.

The result is a dish with sumptuous layers that capture the essence of winter.

Creamy Italian-style Salmon with Risotto (RMB168) 


Experience the epitome of Italian cuisine with this perfectly cooked risotto. The salmon boasts a crispy exterior and tender, delicate flesh, complemented by a smarmy cream sauce.

Spicy Brie Cheese Beef Burger (RMB98)


This burger showcases a double Maillard experience – thick-cut sizzling bacon atop a high-temperature-grilled beef patty.

A trio of spice – green chili, crushed red pepper, and a secret spicy sauce –  elevate the heat, tempered by melted Brie.

Mexican-style Sausage Penne (RMB78)


If you’re a fan of Mexican style sausage, enjoy it even more paired with penne pasta for a balance of spice and substance.

Pumpkin Chestnut Cake (RMB48)


Combining premium cheese, seasonal pumpkin, and roasted chestnut, this dessert epitomizes the spirit of winter. 

Winter Drinks Menu Highlights

Blue Frog Mulled Wine (RMB58/glass, RMB168/pitcher)


Warm up with the classic Blue Frog Mulled Wine, served by the glass. This signature warm wine-based drink is elevated with the aroma of orange and spices.

Orange-Infused Whiskey (RMB49)

Bringing together bright oranges and whiskey, this drink is served hot to warm your soul.

Hazelnut Coffee Martini (RMB58)


This delectable cocktail promises a rich coffee flavor paired with the nutty notes of hazelnut, creating a winter-worthy drink that satisfies your sweet cravings.

Orange Ginger Herb Tea (RMB39)

A comforting blend of ginger warmth is coupled with the sweet-sour fusion of orange and golden flower tea.

Ideal for those seeking a non-alcoholic option, this beverage is perfect for winter and offers a delightful kick to beat the chill.

Red Bean Warm Smoothie (RMB39)

Reminiscent of traditional red bean desserts, this beverage brings a hint of nostalgia from classic red bean flavor, complemented by a velvety milk cap.

Fresh Fit Smoothie (RMB42)

A refreshing and nutritious blend of fruits and vegetables, this the ideal boost your system needs to make it through flu season. 

See listings for Blue Frog here

[All images courtesy of Blue Frog]

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