A passion for food + fashion

Let’s Do Brunch

In Food, Recipes on April 12, 2009 at 10:04 pm

Today had to be one of the most beautiful days of the year, starting with a perfect sunny morning at All Saints in Beverly Hills and progressing to the BEST BRUNCH EVER a few miles east at our friends Booth and Adam’s house. Every last detail was gorgeous, starting with these stunning raspberry Sferra hemstitched table linens. (I have to admit, I came home from brunch and ordered some monogrammed in azure.)


Booth and her sister, Kathleen, had gotten us all chocolate bunnies and Easter baskets from the original Sees Candies on La Cienega. Even Tiny G got a basket! Oh, and those placemats (below) are amazing—baroque silkscreen on thick brown paper—picked up on Booth’s last trip to Milan for the fashion shows.


Also, how pretty is this spring bouquet with pale pink tulips and roses and purple hyacinths and kale?


Now for the food. Kathleen made a totally indulgent strata (a savory bread pudding) with sausage, roasted red peppers and mushrooms. Oh yeah, and cheddar cheese. Holy smokes, it was good. Click here for recipe. 


Booth made an herb salad, riffing on her favorite from Ladurée in Paris. This one was comprised of butter lettuce, dill, sage, basil, and a dressing of olive oil, fleur de sel and lemon juice. Amazing. And a great counterpoint to the richness of the eggs. Adam made satisfying and delicious Rosemary Garlic Buttered Potatoes. And we washed it all down with Piper Heidsieck Champagne


For dessert we had my grandmother’s cinnamon buns, which are fodder for another post. It’s noteworthy to add that her recipe states: “to die FOR and FROM.” 


After which we all dispatched to our respective locales for an Easter nap. Zzzzzzzzzzzz.

  1. So much fun!

  2. Thought you should know that the tagline is my contribution to your grandmother/my mother-in-law’s recipe. So glad that you have mastered this time-intensive family tradition that has enhanced so many holidays.

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