Easter and Spring is ideal time to have guests over for brunch.
And this week, the Lunch Bunch
(which should be called for this Tuesday the Brunch Bunch)
came for Brunch!
It's to Holy Week
but it is close to Easter
so an Easter (Bunny) theme seemed appropriate.
In the dining room
with a Quaker Lace tablecloth
A silver basket filled with white hyacinths
(which smell heavenly)
bookended on either side by a "chocolate" rabbit
(Bought years and years apart --
the first one at an after Easter sale at a Posh Plaza store
the second years and years later at a shop here in our little town)
And a scattering of eggs
(really Easter malted milk balls!)
the beloved blue and white is not on the table today
But the Pembroke for it's colors and flowers and bird
seems so like spring!
A white damask napkin in a silver ring
Jim's grandmother's cutlery
A menu, of course
And a ribbon tied sack of Easter treats for each guest
A pansy on the butter
And the Brunch Menu?
An asparagus quiche and a salad of citrus and olives with a
sprinkling of oil and vinegar
My mother's name for carrot muffins served at Eastertide
The recipe from Mimi's Restaurant
Taken from the website when they offered the recipe
(they don't any longer -- so it is a revered recipe!)
And the best part of Brunch
It's breakfast mostly
But it's breakfast with dessert
(that's the difference between a big breakfast and a brunch!)
It's Easter and our dessert reflected the season --
Easter egg cakes on a bed of Grand Marinered fruit.
It's an old Martha Stewart recipe
And it is so clever -- but it's also good!
It's Thursday and I'm joining Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.