22nd October 2007

The “Champagne Brunch”

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Ever needed an excuse to wake up Sunday morning, drink Mimosas, and eat Eggs, Pancakes, French Toast, or whatever your personal breakfast choice may be?  Enter the “Champagne Brunch”…

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In college, minimum once a semester, we would host such an event.  Only we didn’t limit ourselves to just Champagne, but instead to a fully stocked bar, and an endless breakfast buffet starting at 10 AM on a Sunday morning. 

How To Get It Done:

  • Create the invite list.  In college things were easy as we would just make it a “dated” event or invite a sorority or two (I mean who is going to turn down such an event??). 
  • Create the menu… All your favorite breakfast foods apply.  Might I suggest a large fruit tray (Strawberries, perhaps chocolate covered are also a great addition), and endless stack of pancakes, perhaps a create your own omelet station (If you want to be fancy), maybe some deviled eggs, the usual sausage and bacon, and of course trays and trays of scrambled eggs.
  • Finally, and perhaps the most important element of the “Champagne Brunch,” the CHAMPAGNE!!!  And whatever other drinks you deem necessary.  Our bar always consisted of a couple handles of vodka (in case you prefer a screwdriver over the Mimosa) and orange juice of course, some wine, and an assortment of beer.
  • The Music – A key element, no brunch should be without.  Depending on what you want to spend and the ambiance you want to create, anything from a stereo, to a DJ, to a live band will do.   If you are going with live music, one cost saving tip of note, check Craigslist or the local colleges in the area for some cheap talent (Just be sure to get a sample, or a few referrals before you hire them). 
  • Key Suggestions to add a touch of class - Renting both a Champagne and Chocolate Fountain (For the strawberries of course) are sure to impress.

Dictating a Successful Event:

  • Did the majority of your guest list spend the hours of 12 PM – ??? Dancing/Drinking/Continually Eating? Did they perhaps blackout this time frame, consequently wondering why they were waking up in some unknown place at JUST 8 PM the same day with a hangover??? If you can answer yes to both, or do not know the answer yourself, than YES, the event was surely a success!
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  1. 1 On July 30th, 2008, bella said:

    Saber the MomentWhen it comes to wine, food and celebration, the French seem to add their magic touch to all. Not only have they perfected the most marvelous of wines and effervescent of champagnes, but also a unique and enthusiastic way of opening the bottle, called “the art of sabering.” This technique calls for one to open the champagne by slicing off the top of the bottle with a long saber while the glass remains intact around the cork – a feat that dates back to the 1800s, Napoleon Bonaparte and the French cavalry.Several enticing stories revolve around this bit of history, but the most entertaining involved a test of Napoleon’s newly assigned officers. Each assignee was given three horses, three bottles of champagne, three “willing girls” and three hours in which they needed to drink the champagne, have their way with the girls and traverse a rugged, 20 mile course. “Sabering” the bottle while on horseback could save precious minutes for other tasks. The victory cry of Napoleon’s cavalry became “Sabre le champagne!”Sabering continues throughout Europe today in celebration of weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and a myriad of other special events, and the ritual is now becoming more popular in the United States. As a veteran cake designer, I decided to carry on this festive tradition and offer to perform the art of sabering for my clientele. On a recent trip to Californias Napa Valley to see my work displayed at The American Center for Wine, Food & The Arts, I learned the techniques of sabering and honed my skills.Because of my passion for perfection and the best life has to offer, I wanted to use what I would consider the most exquisite bottle of champagne for my sabering presentations. My search led me to the prestigious Maison de Perrier Jouet in Epernay, France. A parallel search for the ultimate saber led elsewhere in France to the Christofle Haute Orfevreier Workshop in Saint Denis.Perrier Jouet, a Producer of champagne since1811, created the signature look of the bottle, with its delicate arch of white Japanese anemones, in 1902. The graceful bottle was blown by master glass maker Emile Galle. At that point, the quintessential marriage of wine and art was a fait accomplis. Today, the beautiful Fleur de Champagne, or flower bottle, is automatically recognized as Perrier Jouet and its elegant champagne.But this is only half the story, for the bottle still needs to be opened for its intoxicating drink to be savored! As luck would have it, another fait accomplis was realized at the beginning of the next century when the famous silversmith, Christofle, designed the XXI Champagne Saber, created for the celebration of the new millennium. The saber was handcrafted in the Haute Orfevreier Workshop in sterling silver, its forged stainless steel blade plated with chromium. One side of the handle is embossed with XXI to denote the 21st century, while the other is embossed with symbols that represent ecology, globalization, communications and the internet.

  2. 2 On July 30th, 2008, tokra said:

    There are many ways to enjoy Wine and Champagne. For me, i like it nice and chilled served with a fine meal.

    A wise man once said ” A day without Champagne is like night.”

    Cheers to all !!

  3. 3 On August 11th, 2008, kim said:

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    Cheers Everyone..

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