Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Party Planner: Southern Brunch at Home


Brunch is my favorite meal of the week, so I'm always looking for excuses to host a brunch gathering as well as inspiration for new recipes. A few weeks ago, my Alabama-raised boyfriend and I kicked off 2016 by inviting a few friends over for a yummy Southern-style brunch, thanks to my newest cookbook, Brunch at Bobby's.


True confession time: Back when I was in college, I had a huge crush on celebrity chef Bobby Flay (I guess I had a thing for snarky redheads)...we're talking MAJOR as in I actually bid on his signed headshot on Ebay and proudly displayed it on my dorm fridge!

This man knows his way around a grill, but I was pleasantly surprised to discover that his brunch recipes are just as on point. With sections ranging from Coffee, Tea, & Cocktails to Pancakes, Waffles, & French Toast, Bobby's book offers plenty of scrumptious options for your brunches (140 options, to be exact). As the host, I also appreciated his sample menus at the end of the book to help figure out which dishes would best complement each other. 


To continue the New Year's festivities at the brunch, I featured a gold and black tablescape with some countdown clocks, noisemakers, and Happy New Year confetti.



For our first brunch menu of 2016, we settled on Bobby's Peach and Arugula Salad, plus Scrambled Eggs with Biscuits, Sausage, and Cream Gravy. To wash it all down, we mixed up Bobby's Mojito Champagne Cocktails.



This cookbook features beautiful color photos of most of the dishes along with easy to follow instructions (even for a kitchen novice like me!). I'm so happy to have Bobby back in my kitchen again!


I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

23 comments :

  1. Love that table setting! And you can never go wrong with biscuits and gravy!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  2. I'm drooling over that sausage and eggs with gravy!! The table set up is so perfect too! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. Love your table scape, especially the menu! Gorgeous. And wow does that biscuit look great!

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  4. Table scale queen!! In love, great job and cannot go wrong with Bobby or Brunch!! So fun and yummy!

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  5. seriously that salad looks so darn tasty! and i love that decor! you and bobby flay - too funny :)

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  6. Brunch sounds like the best way to ring in the New Year! Your table looked so beautiful and the food looks so delicious! That's awesome that his cookbook has easy to follow instructions because sometimes that's the difficult part about cookbooks!

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  7. I've seen this book around...I definitely want to pick it up! The brunch at his restaurant is incredible, so if his recipes are anything like that, I'm sold!

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  8. Brunch is my absolute fav as well, and I spy my favorite champagne candle too. A New Year's brunch is such an amazing idea, and I'm totally drooling over the menu <3
    Green Fashionista

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  9. Such a perfect take on the southern brunch! Looks amazing!!!!!!!!

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  10. Brunch is always such a treat, and I love the decor ideas!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  11. I LOVE Bobby Flay, too! This cookbook looks amazing, I love his brunch show, as well. Everything he makes is perfection. I am craving that peach and arugula salad right about now!

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  12. Everything looks so yummy and pretty on that perfect tablescape! I'm new to brunch love, but I'm quickly becoming a fan! As far as Bobby goes....I went to one of his book signings and proudly display in my kitchen the photo taken of us together! :)

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  13. Brunch is the best! I had a crush on Bobby Flay as well, sometimes still do! Looks like a great time was had, the decorations were so cute!

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  14. I'm really glad that I read this AFTER going to the gym!! Haha. Everything looks delicious and I love your decorations too. :-)

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  15. Brunch is definitely a favorite of mine! I love the menu you put together. Everyone looks delish!

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  16. hahahaha love that you bought a signed headshot and put it on your fridge. fabulous! i love brunch, as usual everything in this post just looks absolutely amazing.

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  17. It all looks and sounds so good! Of course you put together the cutest tablescape too- looks awesome!

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  18. This is the cutest! I love the setup and wow, everything looks so delicious!

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  19. That first dish looks so yummy right now. This is such a cute idea, love it!

    www.jerseygirltexanheart.com

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  20. I love brunch, and the biscuit with gravy looks yummy!

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  21. This looks seriously delicious! What a fun idea!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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