Whether it is celebrating upcoming Easter Sunday, Mother’s Day, a special occasion, or just hanging out; brunch is a wonderful way to entertain and spend time with family and friends!
What exactly is brunch?
Brunch is defined as a combination of breakfast and lunch eaten during the late morning to early afternoon, generally served from 11 am up to 3pm. It regularly has some form of alcoholic drink (most often champagne or a cocktail) served with it. Brunch originated in England in the late 1800’s and became popular in North America in the 1930’s.
When does breakfast become brunch?
- It’s a weekend – Realistically, breakfast is something quick, easy, and usually eaten in a rush or on the go. It’s there to keep you going until lunch. Brunch is the exact opposite. It is not a Monday-through-Friday event. Once the weekend rolls around, the rules change, and you can officially refer to your midday meal as brunch, taking the time to savor the experience and be a little (or very) indulgent.
- It’s an experience – Brunch is about intentionally carving out time on your weekend calendar to just kick back or celebrate something special. It’s about sharing amazing food, decadent treats, stories and laughter with friends and family. You’re likely to see a luscious spread covering the table with decked-out pancakes, stuffed French toast, Eggs Benedict, and hybrids of your favourite lunch items with an unexpected breakfast twist.
- Caesar and his good friend Mimosa are invited – At breakfast, it’s all about coffee, tea, or fruit juices. Once the Mimosas, Bellinis, or Caesars come out, though, that means it’s brunch time. (Of course, the breakfast beverages are still welcome at brunch.)
Our family loves when we serve brunch at our get-togethers! With breakfast and lunch items and the fun mash-ups you can create, the options are endless. Here are some of our favourite brunch dishes.