Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Hosting a Holiday Brunch
For the past two years I've hosted a Sunday holiday brunch for my friends at Co. Co. Sala to celebrate the holidays and gather everyone in one place together before we escape for the holidays. Co. Co. Sala is the perfect spot to gather a large group of friends and they make brunch easy with a prix fix menu at $22 (beverages are additional).
And since buying individual gifts for every single person is a bit cost prohibitive, last year I had a case of wine and dished out bottles to everyone and made personalized wine tags with a picture of myself and my friend on each bottle.
This year, my dad is shipping me bags and bags pecans from our family farm in Texas and I'm making homemade pecan sandies for everyone. Well.............that's if they get here in time. I plan to use chinese take out boxes from the store and tie bows around the handle to present to everyone at brunch.
The holidays are not only about your family, but bringing together your close friends who have supported you throughout your life. So consider taking your posse to your favorite restaurant before you all escape for the holidays! And of course, my vote would be at Co. Co. Sala.
Their brunch menu includes:
AMUSE CHOCOLAT warm chocolate fritters / brown butter caramel sauce / pecans
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING MAIN DISHES:
HOTCAKE OBSESSION citrus ricotta pancakes / white chocolate lemon cream / berry compote / caramel passion fruit sauce
CHEESE MAGIC twice baked up side down cheese soufflé / leek sauce / tomato marmelade / blue cheese pear salad with walnuts, cranberries, & honey balsamic vinaigrette
FRENCH TOAST S’MORES cinnamon brioche stuffed with house-made marshmallow, dark chocolate, & graham shortbread / warm banana compote/ milk chocolate mousse
BREAKFAST FLAT BREAD (PLEASE ADD $4 AND ALLOW 20 MINUTES) cheddar hash browns / chicken sausage / scrambled eggs / crispy bacon / roasted tomato / hollandaise sauce / pesto flatbread
B’FAST FAVORITES bacon & chive scrambled eggs / hash browns / chicken sausage or crispy bacon or fresh fruit melange
AND'..SWEET SURRENDER Selection of chef’s decadent desserts