Our Lavish Brunch with superstar Chefs Marcey Brownstein and One Girl Cookies was a huge success! The menu was super fun and creative, and not to mention filling :) . Marcey started off by serving guests an amuse bouche (so snazzy!) : an egg custard baked in a hollowed egg shell topped with pancetta crisp. This was followed by a first course: a brioche french toast stuffed with mascarpone and marmalade. The second course: a winter salad of apple and fennel, topped with tea-poached salmon and a potato cake with a fennel seed vinaigrette. And for dessert, One Girl Cookies baked up a gorgeous butternut squash hazelnut clafouti with frangelico whipped cream and hazelnut praline crunch. And for anyone who still had any room, one girl served up some delicious chocolate, orange and pistachio cookies.
For our decor: we wanted to create an effortlessly chic tabletop, abundant with precious wildflowers and soft colors. We collected medicine bottles, on ebay, etsy and such and called upon our fave florist, Jessie from Rountree to create these gorgeous arrangements. Jessie also created a beautiful oval wreath to hang over the table, adding just the right amount of warmth and comfort. Our table linens were a basic white, topped with a runner made from french grainsack material. And the menus and papers were designed by the uber talented Viola from Chewing the Cud (stay tuned for more on Viola's paper goodies soon). Let us know what you think and come back and visit for recipes and photos all week.
Photography + Styling :: Karen Mordechai
Guest Chefs :: Marcey Brownstein Caterers and One Girl Cookies
Flowers :: Rountree
Custom Stationary :: Chewing the Cud