April 11, 2011


One thing I don't miss about living in NYC is Sunday brunch. I always felt like I wasted the day on mediocre eggs benedicts and cheap mimosas. But sitting here I wonder why I despised those brunches so much. After all, I've never met a menu I didn't want to order from and, while I don't love aggressive day drinking, I can't say I mind a little midday buzz. So what is it? I realize, I love to be at home on a Sunday! Plus, I can never decide between sweet or savory on a brunch menu; I want a bit of eggs and to end with maple syrup drenched pancakes. Hence, brunch is the most important meal to host at home! So that's what we did this Sunday. And truly, if if I had to pare this menu down, all you need for a perfect brunch: bagels, cream cheese, gravlax and accoutrements, fresh fruit and sticky buns. And while store-bought gravlax or lox does the trick, homemade couldn't be simpler. Take a 2 1/2-3 pound salmon fillet, cover with 1/4 C. sugar and 1/4 C. salt and scatter a bunch of dill on top. Wrap it all up with plastic wrap, place in fridge, cover with a few cans and flip it over every day for 3-4 days. Voila, you've made gravlax. Sometimes I use brown sugar, salt, 1 T. paprika and 1 T. coriander for 'pastrami' gravlax. This also makes a great hors d'oeuvres on pumpernickel with a little creme fraiche or mustard sauce with dill. And people are always impressed with the house curing!
The Menu

morel, pea shoots, ricotta frittata

sausage, chard, white cheddar frittata

gravlax two ways: dill and pastrami
toasted bagels and cream cheese
cucumber, dill, tomato, red onion, capers

mixed greens with grapefruit and cava cava oranges

roasted asparagus with lemon zest, parsley

morning glory muffins

raspberry rhubarb muffins

sticky buns

mixed berries with honeyed yogurt

dessert bar

carrot cake, meyer lemon olive oil cake, almond tea cake, mini chocolate souffles, strawberry-rhubarb eton mess



So...since I wasn't there, who WAS invited to this delicious looking Sunday brunch?

Alexandra Joy said...

Brunch is the best! We always default to hosting dinner, but I'm totally feeling planning a big brunch. Thanks for the inspiration.

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