This holiday season prepare a festive brunch that anyone can enjoy. Flexible menu options will please those with dairy, gluten, and other food intolerances.
’Tis the season for festive gatherings. Everywhere there’s a buzz of activities, and most of the action tends to be around a buffet or dinner table.
If you’re first out of the gate on the invitation circuit then you’re bound to have a group of guests unabashedly delighted to munch their way through all the delicious holiday treats you’re serving with little resistance. But if you host an event later in the season, you may find your guests feeling a little overwhelmed—and overfed.
We’ve taken the season into account, thinking about light and luscious foods that will make everyone swoon regardless of when the event is booked. Truthfully, with plenty of variety, and keeping things light, you can satisfy every palate.
This doesn’t mean you’re standing at the counter cooking all night—and days in advance. It’s actually much easier than you might think to put out a delicious Christmas brunch where everyone can graze on something to satisfy them, and it’s certainly not as complex to prepare.
Today’s main concern seems to be the escalating problem of food intolerances. It can make entertaining a little bit tricky. Whether it’s no meat or vegan, gluten free or dairy free—and sugar free—a traditional brunch of eggs benny lathered in hollandaise with a side of sliced ham and home fries is not so popular these days. So what’s the solution? How can you accommodate all your guests individually with festive appeal?
It’s quite simple. Our lovely menu of great recipes, including simple suggested options for those with dietary concerns, provides delicious tastes for every palate this season—or any other time of year, for that matter.
- Classic Caponata on Crostinis with Arugula
- Focaccia with Moroccan Olives, Sun-Dried Tomato, Rosemary, and Fleur de Sel
- Citrus Pomegranate Sunrise
- Christmas Eggs en Cocotte
- Warm Fruit Compote with Creamy Yogourt
- Fresh Baby Greens with Pea Shoots and Almonds in Raspberry Vinaigrette
- Chocolate Date Truffles