Sunday brunches surely are my happy place. After a whole week of waking up early in the morning and traveling over 40kms to and back from work, stressing about the little things in life (sometimes big too) you get that one glorious Sunday, which I have made it very clear to everyone I know, that is MY day. The best thing about Sunday, apart from waking up as late as you want, are the Sunday brunches. It is, perhaps, the only time you are allowed to have what you want, as much as you want, as long as you want, without the worry of losing out on precious sleep on a Sunday night. Perfect combination me thinks!
“Instead of England’s early Sunday dinner, a post-church ordeal of heavy meats and savory pies, why not a new meal, served around noon, that starts with tea or coffee, marmalade and other breakfast fixtures before moving along to the heavier fare? By eliminating the need to get up early on Sunday, brunch would make life brighter for Saturday-night carousers. It would promote human happiness in other ways as well.”
“Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting.” Beringer wrote. “It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.”
— William Grimes, “At Brunch, The More Bizarre The Better” New York Times, 1998
With all the social wonders of a brunch, you have the ‘best-of-all-worlds’ brunch menus. The best thing about the brunches – no rules! Almost everything is allowed. With Sunday brunches becoming a huge thing in cities, and it being my absolute favorite meal ever, I’m starting the ‘Sunday Brunch Series’. This series is dedicated to pampering yourself on a Sunday with a glorious breakfast/ brunch without losing any sleep.
Sunday brunches always reminds me of Gossip Girl (yes… no judging.. I lourrrve Gossip Girl!) All the drama and scandal around the exquisite spread of food and beverages.. usually champagne. They sure do know how to throw a party in the Upper East Side. Many a scandal have been uncovered during brunches.. and you have to give it to Rufus Humphrey and his love for making waffles!
My series is slightly simpler. I usually do not get too much time on a Sunday to make something super fancy, but I aim to get there once in a while. I also invite you to add to this series. This would give me an opportunity to try something new.
Hope you enjoy the best day of the week with some fabulous food! 🙂