A mood, not just a menu
I’m one of those people who goes to bed thinking about breakfast – I don’t know if there’s a name for this particular affliction? Brunchatarian, maybe… Anyway, I think Brunch is a great meal to share with friends. No-one expects a banquet so it’s easy to impress. Plus, Bacon and Cinnamon Scrolls… need I say more?
I’ve been having a lot of fun with the music playlist for Brunch. There are some explicitly morning tunes (Good Day Sunshine, Breakfast in America), various upbeat, sweet or just lovely tunes both newish and oldish. As with all the playlists, I’ll keep adding and adjusting… but I reckon that Mexican Institute of Sound track is a keeper!
Just keep it fresh and clean and low-key. I’d be thinking about optimistic colours, maybe some flowers or bright napkins, but nothing too flash or fancy. If there’s the chance to be outside, take it!
I just flicked through this chapter to choose my favourite dishes and – guess what? – it’s impossible! I love the healthy vim-and-vigour dishes (Kale Smoothie, Carrot Porridge) and I’m a total sucker for the eat-now-nap-later Bacon and Cinnamon Scrolls and Tiraccino. Then there’s the Bloody Maria, which is almost a meal in itself. All I can suggest is: dive in!
I’ve got heaps more Brunch dishes right here at Dani Valent Cooking, available to all my lovely subscribers. There’s Jo Whitton’s Coconut Pancakes, Jesse Gerner’s Breakfast Curd with Toasted Grains, my Matcha Smoothie Bowl, Victor Liong’s comforting Chicken Congee and much more. Find out more about the site here.
I love seeing dishes you’re making from this menu. Make sure to tag #ewdv – That’s ‘entertaining with Dani Valent’ of course :)