Sunday brunch has always been my favourite meal of the week: a meal to celebrate your survival from the hustle and bustle of the past week, and a lazy afternoon to prepare for the week ahead; all whilst indulging in a decadent and luxurious meal, leisurely surrounded with your favourite people (like family and friends).
Brunch is a glorious thing: it’s the only meal that deems socially acceptable the simultaneous consumption of savoury and sweet treats: eggs, bacon, sausages, steak, french fries, cheese, pastries, salads, sandwiches, smoothies, crepes, coffee, tea and alcohol. Sunday brunch is one of those meals that people usually eat at restaurants, lounging in the sun alfresco-style, far away from one’s mundane kitchen and the sights of dishes piling up in the sink, begging to be washed before the ants get to them.
There’s a reason why “lazy Sunday” is such a popular term. Aside from being a meal usually eaten in the middle of the morning, allowing for a leisurely Sunday morning snooze, Sunday brunches are set on the only day of the week where being “lazy” is completely acceptable.
If you weren’t so lucky, and missed the Brown’s Mother’s Day American Brunch at the picturesque grounds of Windsor Golf & Country Club, feel inspired this weekend and indulge in a do-it-yourself brunch among great company in the comfort of your home.
Brunch-tastic at home
Create a lavish brunch where your family and friend’s can relax, mingle, and catch up over comfort food, espresso and cocktails. Typically, a great brunch comprises of: fresh fruits, bacon, eggs, freshly baked bread, pastries, sweets and pitchers of your best homemade cocktails.
Buffet Style: Buffets are totally acceptable and probably more desirable. Self service is the best way to set the tone for a relaxing meal, and also add impact to the décor. Imagine a crepe and pancake bar with stacks of banana pancakes, jars of Nutella, powdered sugar, fresh toppings like strawberries, whipped cream and a bowl of chocolate sauce – who can walk past that?
Breads: Brunches are not the time to cheap out on pre-sliced bread. Treat your guests to artisan breads from your local bakery paired with some organic homemade jams – heavenly.
Drinks: Keep drinks simple. Instead of offering guests an entire bar, make a signature cocktail and mocktail for the non-drinkers. Less stress for you, and your guests will talk about that signature drink for the coming days.
Flowers: Flowers have the ability to make even the ugliest of tables to look sophisticated and gorgeous. Invest in neutral flowers such as lilies to brighten up the décor and to keep things chic.
FoodBlog: Brown’s Mother’s Day American Brunch