HOW DO I CREATE A MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH MENU?
A three course menu is often the right amount of food for brunch. This includes a starter, main course and dessert. A more elaborate Mother’s Day brunch menu might also include sides and a salad. Whether you’re serving a three or five course meal or buffet, it should always include plenty of drinks.
Brunch should be a celebration of foods, so a mix of different cuisines can add to the fun. It’s also important to consider a balance of sweet and savory dishes. Start by thinking about the main course. If your entree is a sweet dish like a berry strata or an oven-baked french toast, start with a savory nibble or light salad. If you’re serving a savory main course such as a frittata, cinnamon roll bread, babka or small pastries can pair well.
Fruit-based desserts are a great option for a Mother’s Day brunch. In addition to classic chocolate covered strawberries, a light fruit tart with seasonal berries, or a pretty parfait stacked with colorful fruits and topped with clouds of soft whipped cream can be the perfect note to end on.
Every great brunch should include a signature cocktail or mocktail. Think about a drink you can serve in a pitcher, like sangria, that you can make ahead and just add ice to the day of the breakfast. It goes without saying that brunch wouldn’t be complete without a cup of perfectly brewed coffee or a great shot of espresso.