Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Holiday Brunch: The Menu

Wow...we already have over 20 RSVPs for the annual holiday brunch this weekend. How exciting!

I think I've assembled a menu to feed everyone without undue stress. Most of this can be either set-out as is or prepared in advance to be thrown in the oven the morning of the party. I'll just need to run around town a bit on Friday and Saturday to get the last supplies:
  • Smoked duck from Willie Bird in Sonoma.
  • Honey ham from from local corned-meats expert Roberts
  • Truffle mustard
  • Crunchy warm rolls from Acme bakery with butter and jam
  • Skewers of buttered tiny yellow potatoes topped with Neiman Ranch bacon
  • Savory (vegetarian) bread pudding with arugula and Gruy√®re.
  • Fresh fruit
  • Pear frangipane tarts straight from France via Trader Joe's
  • Coffee
  • Spiced cider
  • Pomegranite kir royale cocktails
Am I missing anything key? Aside from green vegetables, which are not invited to the party :)


Hannah said...

Ooh, I want to come! Sounds too lovely.

maija said...

Sounds delicious! Perhaps a chocolate option? Little truffles or brownie bites?

Bronwyn said...

Mmmmm, that sounds incredible! I love the ideas for truffle mustard and pomengranate kir royale...


Heather said...

Arugula in the bread pudding sounds like a green veggie to me! Have fun. Sounds divine!

syleegurl said...

Do you want me to pick up the rolls at Acme? The actual bakery is right by my house. I can grab them on the way...let me know... :)

MrsEm said...

Oh Susan! You're too generous! I was going to get 8 or 9 pain epi loaves for the party. Is that too much to handle? I'll pay you back!

syleegurl said...

Not too much at all. I'll take care of it! See you Sunday w/ loaves in hand! :)