Bris Brunch in the Burbs
Mazel Tov! We had gotten a call a few weeks before Passover about potentially catering an event celebrating a bris for a young family in Long Island. They weren't exactly sure when they baby would come, so the date had to be fluid. That's not so unusual though. What was the tricky part? The original due date was during Passover--how do you make an amazing brunch party without bread, or flour for cakes, or bagels for lox, etc.? So, we created two differnt brunch menus--one for during Passover that was chametz-free, and one post-Passover. Baby boy ended up arriving on the first day of Passover, so the bris took place on the day after the holiday ended. So, we cooked a much as possible in advance during the holiday, and finished up the rest of the food the night before the event.
And what a spread it was! Whole Roasted Salmon cooked to perfection, French Toast Bread Pudding with Maple Granola Streusel, crudités platters, Mozzarella and Roasted Tomato Flatbreads, Mini Quiches, Mini Cupcakes, Cheesecake Bites, Brownie Bites, Cucumber Tomato Tzatziki Salad, Mezze Platter with Hummus, Babaghanoush, Black Olive Tapenade, Crackers and Olives, and a variety of breads. Plus, an onsite Omelette Station with lots of filling for over 25 people! The family was extremely happy and we even delivered a follow-up Shabbat dinner to them a few weeks later! Now it's time for a bagel.
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