We are heading into what is arguably one of the nicest seasons here in Laguna Beach. These spring days bring us some of the best weather we’ll have all year, gardens are beginning to burst with blooms with our recent rains and you can practically hear the sea breeze calling your name, beckoning you to sit and relax outside for a bit.
Many Laguna Beach homes have beautiful outdoor spaces in which to entertain, so why not make the most of it right now by hosting a spring brunch? Read on for some tips about what to prepare and where to find some wonderful additions for your brunch right here in Laguna Beach.
What to Make
Brunch is one of those meals that invites us to linger awhile, so plan a menu that allows for friends and family to sit and enjoy each other’s company while feasting on a variety of dishes. First of all, no brunch is complete without a fabulous mimosa, and this recipe teaches you how to make several variations of the classic. Your menu should include both sweet and savory treats, such as pastrami potato hash with fried eggs, gingerbread pancakes with pears and yogurt, and lemon-and-orange-glazed pound cake. And, of course, don’t forget the coffee!
Where to Find Supplies
There are so many wonderful places in Laguna Beach to stock up on everything you’ll need to throw a fantastic brunch at home. The Laguna Wine Shop is a great place to stop for specialty wines and beers, as well as a selection of foods such as oils, vinegars, teas, gourmet spices and chocolates. If you’d like to go all-out for a special brunch, the Laguna Canyon Winery allows customers to create custom wine bottle labels, which adds a nice touch, especially if you’re celebrating a birthday, wedding or anniversary.
If you’re looking for specialty cheeses and food items from around the world, stop in at The Pantry at Sapphire Laguna, which puts all the chef’s favorite items from across the globe in one store. Find a huge selection of premium teas, spices and rubs at Laguna Beach Spice & Tea. If you’re looking for chocolate that tastes a little bit like heaven, stop in to La Rue du Chocolat, which has been serving up sweet treats to Laguna Beach residents for over 30 years. Another area favorite is Pearl St. General, where you can find a wide variety of spices, jams, freshly made gourmet sausages and locally brewed craft beers.
And don’t forget the Laguna Beach Farmers’ Market, where you can find locally-grown produce every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.
Every delicious brunch deserves a beautiful setting, and you can find all kinds of one-of-a-kind tableware and art at Blue House Laguna, Odyssey Imports, and Laguna Pottery. To top it off, find some gorgeous flowers and arrangements at The Flower Stand, Laguna Florist or Flowers, Too!
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