Holiday Brunch For A Bunch
Author | groundwork coffee Date | November 24, 2019
Everyone loves a good brunch. But, it's your turn to host. So how does one artfully and tastefully craft a memorable holiday brunch for friends and family? Simply.
With a few key details in place, even the simplest of spreads feels indulgent and special. Before we start with the finer details, let's agree on a menu:
- Have coffee ready in anticipation of guests' arrival. This is a great time to pull out the Chemex - it delights guests and it just feels special. Reach for the Silver and Gold blend for a rich, velvety treat before and after the meal.
- Go for a mid-range champagne and stockpile! Fresh squeezed OJ in a carafe means guests can go for any combo they desire.
- Fried eggs - (free range please). They sit well, they're just about full-proof, and you can make several at a time. Be sure to place a couple little bowls on the table with sea salt and peppers so guests can dress their own.
- Artisan bread soldiers - for dunking in the eggs. Artisan bread, toasted and cut into little soldiers (because they stand up straight) means smaller portions and simple, thoughtful feasting.
- Small selection of cheeses - for picking. Because brunches should be long and languishing, cheeses are perfect as they sit well and keep idle hands happy.
- Fall fruit - place these on the cheese board to add color and variation. The naturally jeweled tones of the seasonal fruit will bring an immediate sense of indulgence to the table.
- Pancakes or crepes - you can go homemade or store bought, it's doubtful anyone will notice if you opt for good maple syrup and a few fine jams to spread on them.
A few finishing touches like cloth napkins, mismatched jars and coffee mugs, fresh flowers and fun, colorful bowls and plates and you're ready for brunch. Lastly, be sure you've got your music sorted. It feels good to walk into a warm room full of good smells and happy tunes playing - it's as though the party has already started.