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How to throw a Celebration Brunch

All the ingredients to make
the guest of honor shower you
with compliments.

Throw a brunch with punch.

Hosting is easy with the right mix of breakfast and lunch delights, such as savory soufflés, smoked salmon with traditional trimmings, quiches, scratch-made muffins and pastries, and fresh-squeezed juices in unexpected varieties. Don’t forget the Champagne cocktails!

Part breakfast, part lunch, and all delicious. These dishes are sure to spur seconds.

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Ham and Cheese Grits Souffle
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Stuffed French Toast With Fresh Fig Zinfandel Jam
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Crab Cakes Benedict
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Smoked Salmon and Dill Palmiers
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Ginger Lemon Nectarine Muffins
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Wild Mushroom and Bacon Tartlets
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Ricotta and Cream Cheese Crepes
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Master the skill of being the gracious hostess and enjoying your party, too.

  • Impress guests with the perfectly risen soufflé. Find Central Market All-Natural soufflé starters in our frozen cases; mix them with chopped asparagus, ham, preshredded cheese, and fresh herbs (or whatever fillings thrill you), then pop them in the oven.
  • Smoked salmon is a brunch staple. Just pick one up in our Deli, set it on a platter garnished with fresh dill, and you’ve got an impressive delicacy.
  • Our bulk bins are overflowing with a variety of granola, fit for fancy parfaits when paired with creamy yogurt and fresh fruit.
  • Pick a platter full of scratch-made muffins in original flavors like strawberry goat cheese, ginger pear, or white chocolate apricot. Or serve an assortment of fresh-baked croissants, such as French butter, pain au chocolat, and pain aux raisins.
  • As an alternative to DIY quiche, heat and serve ready-to-impress quiches from our Chef’s Case, such as Florentine with spinach or classic quiche Lorraine.

No time to cook?

Our catering experts can help you custom-
build the perfect menu for this party.

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Delicious tips and sips.

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Main Squeezes We squeeze fresh juices from a variety of fruits (and vegetables) daily, from standards like orange and apple to foodie favorites like apple carrot beet or apple lemon ginger.

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Everyone Loves the Bubbly Cava, Prosecco, and Champagne are lovely on their own, or mix them with fresh-squeezed juice from our Produce department. When peaches are at their peak, enjoy the beauty of this peach and Prosecco Bellini.

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Invite the Italians For a nonalcoholic drink option, serve fancy Italian sparkling sodas in flavors like Sicilian lemon, blood orange, pomegranate, and more.

The delight is in the details.

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Thinking Ahead If the guest of honor is a mom-to-be, give her a casserole to freeze for later, when she’ll be thankful for a premade meal.

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Fragrant Place Cards If you’re hosting a sit-down brunch, use mini floral arrangements for place cards. These also act as party favors.