The true origins of a Sunday brunch are quite fascinating. Some believe that the culinary tradition derives from the practice of Catholics fasting before mass, while others suggest that the meal originated from England’s hunt breakfasts.
Regardless of its history, Sunday brunch has become a popular experience in modern-day culture, bringing families and friends together to enjoy a shared meal – either at home or at a comfortable brunch restaurant.
So, what can you expect at a Sunday brunch, and how can you plan one for yourself?
The Basics of a Sunday Brunch
As a meal, brunch can be served on any day of the week, but as the name suggests, Sunday brunch is hosted on a Sunday, a day reserved for relaxation and fun. By combining two meals, namely breakfast, and lunch, brunch is usually served between 10:30 and 15:30.
Food can be served in a variety of different ways, from a la carte menus to buffet-style settings. Hosts often get creative with the food and choose to include both traditional breakfast items as well as dishes commonly associated with lunch.
Buffet-style brunch served at restaurants is normally available for a set price per person, allowing guests to fill their plates as they wish. This price is normally lower for children, encouraging families to make Sunday brunch a family affair.
In many instances, the meal is accompanied by an alcoholic drink to add a bit of festivity to the scene. Mimosas and cocktails are both popular options, while your regular caffeine preference is also a sure winner!
Food, Glorious Food
The beauty of brunch is that the menu is normally filled with all sorts of delicious food, catering to a variety of different preferences.
A typical brunch menu will include savory items, such as avocado toast and a breakfast casserole, as well as sweet treats such as pancakes. A quality brunch venue will also serve specialty meals such as eggs Benedict, carved meats and freshly pressed juice.
Some other traditional brunch food items include bacon and eggs, sandwiches, and shrimp.
Buffet-style brunch servings are equally exciting, from omelets and salmon platters to waffles and baked treats, there are so many tasty treats to expect from a Sunday brunch. It’s also the perfect time to treat yourself to a Bloody Mary or mimosa to help you relax.
Planning Your Own Sunday Brunch
Now that we’ve wet your appetite, it’s time to plan your own Sunday brunch and share a jovial meal with your loved ones. Consider these tips when planning a brunch — whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or looking to treat yourself!
- Choose a venue that offers a brunch menu
- Select buffet style for a social and informal atmosphere
- Give your guests enough time to put your brunch in their calendars
- Request an RSVP so that you know how many people to make reservations for
- Ensure that the menu has a variety of different foods to cater to meal preferences
- Add extra ambiance with live music
- Make sure that there is a variety of different drinks for invitees that don’t drink alcohol
- Set a theme for your brunch to add a bit of excitement, such as a garden party
- Consider Sunday brunch as an unexpected date idea
End Your Weekend at Galuppi’s for Sunday Brunch
Hosting Sunday brunch from the comfort of your home has its perks, but it also leaves a big mess to clean up before the start of a new week. At Galuppi’s, we offer the perfect setting for a memorable Sunday brunch, complete with buffet-style food, bottomless drinks, and live music.
Browse our breakfast and brunch menu, and allow your stomach to guide you. Give us a call at 954-785-0226 to reserve your spot! You can also follow Galuppi’s on Instagram to stay up to date with our specials and events!