SF Bay Area
Food and drink that has us seeing gold
Yes, indeed I do! Holiday Brunch is one of my favorite meals to serve during the Holiday Season. Can you think of anything better? Getting away from all the hustle & bustle of the season, relaxing & celebrating with the people you enjoy the most over a fantastic meal that will surely put a smile on everyone's face. It really doesn't get any better than that.
Hopefully, I've convinced you to host one, or maybe you're already planning a Holiday Brunch? Well, do I have the menu for you! What do you think of Lobster Eggs Benedict served with sautéed baby spinach & warm truffle hollandaise? Pretty decadent, huh?
Trust me, if you serve this ultimate Holiday Brunch dish, your guests will love you. As a timesaver, I prep everything ahead of time, so all I have to do is toast, sauté, poach & blend...
...yes, I make the truffle hollandaise in my Vitamix...as this is a last-minute dish to prepare. I also involve my guests in assembling the lobster eggs benedicts, which they love to do, as everyone likes helping in the kitchen!
Ok, I know what you are thinking, "That's too much work". If it is, then consider this...how about making a Lobster Spinach Strata? This brunch dish can be made ahead of time, which is great, so all you have to do is bake the strata that morning.
I serve the strata with the warm hollandaise as well. It's so good. In addition, I roast sliced fingerling potatoes, make a salad of persimmon, grapefruit & pomegranate with a sprinkle of mint, & make Cranberry Cheesecake Puffs...
...which are the ultimate Holiday pastries! They're delicious! Store-bought puff pastry is filled with vanilla-scented cream cheese & cranberry sauce, then baked to rich, brown puffiness. Yum.
Now, every Holiday Brunch needs a cocktail. In addition to "Bubbly", I serve Mimosa Martinis, which essentially is a Screwdriver with a generous splash of Champagne or Prosecco. These cocktails are really tasty & festive this time of year.
I hope you are having a wonderful Holiday Season! Be sure to make this menu...you will love it! Cheers!