Brunch Service

Food — By Crust on September 26, 2009

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Every Saturday at noon I serve a brunch in my house, it is restaurant style, by donation. People show up at 12 and I serve different things each week. Every week more and more people come as word spreads. Soon it will be reservation only. I chose to do a brunch because it is less formal and people love it, plus it is cheap. I get a discount at the local food restaurant that I work at. I only serve the best local, organic eggs I can find. I use the best ingredients I can get, including heirloom tomatoes from my grandmother’s garden. When I was on garde-manger at Chow I would scrape out the seeds of any exceptional tomatoes that came across my station and I would mail the seeds to my grandma. She has been growing the best tomatoes in Saskatoon ever since. My grandma also gives me big fragrant roses from her yard and she gave me a case of 50 “pheasant tumblers” for water and juice glasses. She used to have big parties and entertain a lot back in the day. I’ve been making my own bacon, and baking my own bread. Every week I get more and more organized, and I add more tables.

13 Comments

  1. Godfrey Jones says:

    Chris I think your brunch is swell!

  2. Nigel says:

    What a brilliant idea. I’m impressed. More cooks should do this.

  3. The Other Mom says:

    I agree. It is a wonderful idea. I know you do secret dinners too and that is also so cool. YOU ROCK Christie and, for the record, all I hear about is what a rock star you are and how everyone is in awe of you. It’s too bad that some peope are too far away to participate : (

  4. Colleen says:

    I wish I could go for some of that brunch business! Sounds good right about now.

    Did you make those croissants, or buy them?

  5. Mom says:

    Can hardly wait for the 50 plus women’s brunch, I really wish the “other mom” could make it!!

  6. Colette says:

    All of a sudden, I’m seriously considering moving to Saskatoon! What a fantastic brunch spread…I love the mismatched tea cups and glassware.

  7. Crust says:

    Yes! I made them with the recipe you gave me in the “Doughs” post.

  8. Colleen says:

    Fan-freaking-tastic! How did they taste? They look quite flaky and delicious.

  9. Godfrey Jones says:

    your face looks flakey and delicious!

  10. Troy says:

    I can attest to the wonder that is Christie’s new brunch tradition! The food is made with skill and care and it always tastes delicious. Brunch is becoming an adorable and anticipated social event for me and my homies… welcome home Christie.

  11. Saskatoon is a lucky place Christie,
    I admire your creative resilience!
    Love that glassware and china too.

  12. jlwill says:

    Wow, Christie. I’d be there in a heartbeat if I lived there, and I’d volunteer to help out, if you had any use for me. I’d gladly trade a days work for one of those croissants….

  13. Mum says:

    I agree with Godfrey Jones, he saw your face in the 30 cup coffee maker… I am really sounding desparate.. I don’t want you to go.. but I do want you to go too.. sigh.. I will get dressed and get over to your house..see you soon..

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