An Etiquette Guide to Brunch
It’s no secret that us millennials are obsessed with brunch. The hybrid meal encompassing breakfast and lunch is a perfect opportunity to catch up with friends, and often recover from the night before, while also preparing for the night ahead. Brunch typically starts as close to noon as possible, but not usually before, thanks to the cocktails often consumed during the meal!
Today, I thought I’d share a few etiquette tips on the perfect brunch scenario, following the Le Grand Fizz Brunch club that I attended earlier this week with Grey Goose. At the brunch, we experienced bespoke Le Grand Fizz cocktails with individual twists to compliment each of the taste profiles; Sweet, Savoury, Bitter, Umami and Salt. Each of the cocktails was a twist on the classic Le Grand Fizz created with the premium French vodka, Grey Goose. Of course no brunch is complete without a selection of tasty dishes so the French themed canapés (including the most scrumptious cinnamon filo cups with creme fraiche served with strawberries for the sweet profile) and French Toast toppings curated by Anna Barnett paired perfectly with the cocktails, further highlighting the various taste profiles. We personalised our brunch dishes with a variety of herbs, spices and botanicals from the ‘living wall’ and added delicious toppings including smoked bacon, edible flowers, fruits, and even popcorn! If only every brunch was this exciting!
How To Organise a Brunch
The biggest blessing but also the biggest problem with brunch is that it most commonly occurs on a Saturday or Sunday; of course the two dates which always follow Friday and Saturday nights. The last thing you want on a weekend morning is to show up to the agreed time and place only to discover that you’re the only one of your friends who managed to drag themselves away from the duvet, or perhaps one of your fiends is in fact still partying on from the night before! Therefore, when organising a brunch the first etiquette for us millennials is that communication is key. If you haven’t heard from your pals the morning of your brunch date, it’s not worth leaving the house!
Don’t Confuse Brunch and Lunch
Many brunch menus will include food items from both a breakfast and a lunch menu, but be warned. If you go for a salad or a sandwich, you’re not a true brunch goer. You can have a salad or sandwich anywhere, any day of the week, yet when do you make time to sit down and cherish your breakfast? Chances are, it was the last time you went for brunch. Make the most of the fact that you have the calorie count of two meals to enjoy, so go for those extra toppings on your pancakes or french toast!
Are you brunch fan? Have you tried a Grey Goose Le Grand Fizz cocktail yet? Let me know in the comments below!
You can experience a Le Grand Fizz brunch at Carousel, London on the 12th August – tickets available here!
This post has been created in partnership with Grey Goose