Brunch is the best! Who doesn’t love a good brunch spread? It’s the perfect opportunity to catch up with friends and family over delicious food and drinks. But have you ever wondered about the history and origins of some of our brunch favorites?
Look no further as we dive into the background of classic brunch dishes and drinks, and share some tips and tricks to take your brunch game to the next level. We’ve mastered the art of brunching in style at Timberline Craft Kitchen & Cocktails in Silverthorne, Colorado.
Let’s start by taking a look at some of the top brunch plates – from classic egg dishes to waffles and more!
The Go-To Brunch Plates
Eggs Benedict: The Perfect Brunch Dish
Eggs Benedict is a classic brunch dish that never gets old. It’s made with poached eggs, Canadian bacon, and hollandaise sauce – all served atop an English muffin. The origins of this dish are a bit unclear, but some say it was created in New York City in the 1860s. Pair your eggs benedict with a classic mimosa or a cup of coffee for a perfect brunch combination.
At Timberline, we’ve mastered the egg with our Open Faced Ham + Cheese and our iconic burger that features an egg, bacon, and avocado.
French Toast: The Sweet Treat
If you have a sweet tooth, then French toast is the brunch dish for you. It’s made with bread soaked in a mixture of eggs, milk, and sugar, then fried until golden brown. French toast originated in medieval Europe and was known as “pain perdu” or “lost bread” because it was a way to use up stale bread. These days, we top it with syrup, whipped cream, and fresh fruit for a decadent morning treat. Don’t have toast? A cinnamon roll is just as delicious!
No brunch spread would be complete without a signature coffee. From espresso to cappuccino, there are countless ways to enjoy this beloved morning beverage. Finish your meal off with a hot cup of Joe, and you’ll be ready to take on the day!
Bagels and Lox: A Brunch Favorite
Bagels and lox is a classic dish that originated in Jewish delis and has become a staple of brunch menus everywhere. It’s made with a toasted bagel, cream cheese, smoked salmon, and toppings like capers and red onion.
This dish is perfect for when you want something filling and satisfying but not too heavy. Pair it with a cup of coffee or a glass of orange juice, and you’re good to go.
Quiche: Your Mom’s Favorite Brunch Item
Quiche is a classic brunch dish that originated in France. It’s made with a pastry crust that is filled with a mixture of eggs, cream, cheese, and other ingredients like bacon, spinach, or mushrooms.
Quiche has become a popular addition to brunch menus all over the world, and it’s easy to see why. Its creamy, savory filling and crispy crust make it the perfect dish to satisfy your hunger. Pair it with a crisp white wine or a refreshing iced tea for the ultimate brunch experience.
Waffles: Your Kid’s Favorite
No brunch is complete without waffles. But waffles are not just for breakfast – they also make a delicious dessert for brunch. You can top them with ice cream, whipped cream, fruit, or syrup – the possibilities are endless.
Waffles are made from a batter that is poured onto a waffle iron and cooked until crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. The first waffle iron was invented in the 14th century, but it wasn’t until the 1930s that waffles became a popular breakfast and brunch item in the U.S. Try pairing your waffles with a hot cup of cocoa or tea for a cozy brunch experience.
At Timberline, we make our savory waffles in a skillet – giving them that perfect crispy texture every time.
Chicken and Waffles: A Gift From The South
You’re missing out if you haven’t heard of chicken and waffles. This classic Southern dish is made with crispy fried chicken and fluffy waffles, usually served with a side of butter and syrup.
It’s believed to have originated in the 19th century when African-American cooks combined soul food cuisine with traditional American breakfast fare. Serve it as a brunch entrée or as a dessert – either way, you’ll be sure to please everyone at the table.
Pair it with a refreshing glass of lemonade or a spicy Bloody Mary to balance out the sweetness and savory flavors. And there you have it – a guide to some classic brunch dishes and drinks to enjoy with your loved ones any day of the week!
Now, Onto The Drinks…
Bloody Mary: The Staple Breakfast Cocktail
If you head out for drinks with brunch, you can bet that someone will order a Bloody Mary. This classic drink is made with tomato juice, vodka, and a medley of spices like Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, horseradish, celery salt, and pepper. The origins of the drink are unknown, but it’s believed to have been invented in the 1920s at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris. It’s the perfect way to kick off your weekend: savory, spicy, and slightly boozy.
When you are in Silverthorne, make sure to stop by Timberline Craft Kitchen + Cocktails and check out our full line of award-winning Tree Line Bloody Marys – the perfect accompaniment to your brunch.
Mimosa: The Brunch Fizzy Drink
The Mimosa is a brunch staple that pairs perfectly with French toast and eggs Benedict. Simply mix orange juice and sparkling wine (or champagne) to make it. It’s said to have been invented in the early 1900s by a French barman who wanted to make a lighter version of the traditional Buck’s Fizz, which was made with orange juice and gin. The Mimosa is light and bubbly, making it ideal for sipping while you catch up with friends.
Pale Ale: A Refreshing Beer
If you’re looking for something more substantial to sip with brunch, opt for a wheat beer. Brunch beers are light and refreshing, making them the perfect accompaniment for eggs, bacon, and pancakes.
Pale ales are a popular choice – they have a slightly hoppy taste and hint of citrus that complements the savory flavors of brunch. So grab a cold one and enjoy the morning – at Timberline, we have a full line ready for you!
Enjoy Brunching In Style at Timberline Craft + Cocktails.
There you have it – all the basics for creating a delicious and stylish brunch spread. With these recipes and tips, you’ll be sure to impress your family and friends with your culinary skills. Enjoy experimenting with different dishes and drinks, and have fun with it!
And if you’re ever in Silverthorne, stop by Timberline Craft + Cocktails for some of the best brunch dishes around. We create classic dishes with a modern twist, plus unique drinks to make your meal even more special. Come on in and experience it with us!