Traditionally, breakfast is served in the morning on a regular day. However, no one wants to wake up early on Sunday due to the weekend party atmosphere. Therefore, brunch becomes the choice for Sunday breakfast.
When planning the perfect Sunday brunch, you can do so as a formal event or casual family gathering. It could be Mother’s Day, a birthday, Easter, Christmas or any other special occasion.
A family brunch is ideal for spending a day off together, catching up and unwinding after a long week at work. Almost every restaurant has a special menu for family breakfasts, but you can also do it at home.
Even if you don’t have a free work schedule, brunch is a weekend meal. You can invite friends or coworkers who have families to talk in a relaxed, friendly setting. A late Sunday breakfast allows you to focus on loved ones, family and children without being distracted by work or home life.
You don’t have to rush on weekends and brunch allows you to unwind & savor every bite. It includes a wide range of foods and beverages and lasts several hours because the most important thing is to enjoy yourself while eating and conversing without haste.
Why Is It Called Sunday Brunch?
Brunch is a traditional Sunday breakfast that seamlessly transitions into lunch, hence the name. The words “breakfast” and “lunch” were combined to create the name. The term “brunch” was coined by the famous author Lewis Carroll.
Brunch is served later in the day than breakfast, and earlier than lunch from 11 am to 3 pm. It often consists of foods that would typically be served at breakfast and lunch.
On the East Coast, it is often served as late as 2 pm, though some restaurants may offer the service longer.
Why is Sunday Brunch So Popular?
The popular weekend first meal is more than just breakfast; it’s also an opportunity to kick off your weekend days with friends and family. For these reasons, it has grown in popularity.
Time to Catch Up
As more than a simple breakfast, brunch gives you a chance to enjoy a mid-morning meal with friends during the weekend. There’s no better way to unwind from the week’s stress and enjoy the weekend than by getting together with friends and family to discuss your favorite TV show, kick off your weekend plans or even have a Sunday brunch celebration.
Most people prefer to sleep in on weekends and a good night’s sleep will allow you to enjoy your breakfast, lunch & the rest of your weekend. After all, who wants to wake up early on the weekend? A Sunday brunch will leave you feeling refreshed after a weekend of extra sleep.
Start Your Day Off Right
Brunch will not only kick off your day in a positive way but will also provide you with the brainpower and energy to get through whatever activities or chores you have planned for Sunday. Furthermore, a good brunch makes you feel calmer at the end of the weekend, giving you the perfect way to begin your Sunday morning.
What is Brunch Food?
A typical brunch combines sweet foods such as pancakes, french toast, or waffles with savory dishes that usually feature eggs. Eggs benedict is a traditional dish made with poached eggs, English muffins, and bacon, all topped with hollandaise sauce.
Due to the growing popularity of brunch, restaurants have been creating increasingly unique dishes, often with a healthy twist to appeal to health-conscious diners or perhaps less healthy for those who need a brunch to get over a hangover. Brunches are also tailored to specific groups, such as vegetarians and celiacs.
Brunch is appealing because of its flexibility in terms of timing and the ability to combine sweet and savory dishes, and it is also said to help with hangovers. On the one hand, greasy food can aid in the absorption of alcohol by the body, but drinking more alcohol reduces the effects of abstinence.
In fact, alcoholic beverages like mimosas (prosecco with orange juice), bellinis (prosecco with peach juice), and bloody marys (vodka, tomato juice, spices, lemon juice, olives & celery) are frequently served at brunch.
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