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Old 01-22-2011, 07:39 AM   #1
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Sunday Brunch

I'm a Sous Chef at a fairly new casino in Indiana. We are still trying out some new ideas for our patrons to see what works and what doesn't.
The Exectutive Chef has come up with this idea that we need to do a Sunday Brunch Buffet for our VIP patron. Mind you he just gives us the ideas the Sous Chefs usually write the menus.
Last week was our first week of this. One of my co-workers wrote the menu. It consisted of sausage gravy and biscuits, (a big thing here in Indiana) stuffed french toast casserole, fried potatoes, sliced ham and sausage patties.
This to me sounds to much like breakfast and not like brunch. I feel like brunch should be a light breakfast/light lunch. Considering that all the chefs are always competing against each other I took my shot at writing this weeks menu.
Southwestern Quiche w/ Chorizo & Spinach, biscuits, sausage gravy, roasted red potatoes w/ paprika butter and parsley, asparagus and roasted red pepper stuffed chicken breast w/ hollandaise sauce.
Which do you think is the better menu?

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Old 01-22-2011, 09:21 AM   #2
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I like your menu better for brunch, and the first one better for breakfast.

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Old 01-22-2011, 11:53 AM   #3
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Where I'm from, Brunch quite often includes eggs. Mainly poached sitting on something, (fried green tomatoes, grits patty, fried eggplant rounds, English muffin, etc, etc,) and something, (Creole Sauce, Hollandaise, Red Beans & Rice, Tasso Cream sauce, Canadian Bacon, Creamed Spinach, Crab meat, etc, etc, etc, on top) Anyway...think eggs! ~~ Ahhhh breakfast pizza perhaps??

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Old 01-22-2011, 12:31 PM   #4
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quiche is eggs dude. Just in case you missed that
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Old 01-22-2011, 12:35 PM   #5
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Slow poached eggs in herb crepes? Sort of a take on eggs benedict?
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Old 01-22-2011, 12:41 PM   #6
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it's a buffet. but good idea. hard to poach eggs for 200
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Old 01-22-2011, 12:42 PM   #7
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quiche is eggs dude. Just in case you missed that
I think Uncle Bob is meaning something that is recognizable as eggs. My Dad loves eggs any style but not quiche. I happen to be the other way around! People need a choice!
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Old 01-22-2011, 12:47 PM   #8
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it's a buffet. but good idea. hard to poach eggs for 200
That's why I thought slow poached since it takes about 45 minutes and they hold well. What about scrambled instead? Or maybe the herb crepes and let people build their own "wraps" with sausage, tomato, cheese, hard cooked eggs?
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Old 01-22-2011, 12:56 PM   #9
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Lucas, your menu is more colorful, more nutritious, and more unique so I would choose yours, but I agree with Uncle Bob that you could use some eggs that look like eggs in addition to the quiche...maybe scrambled eggs with sharp cheddar, mushrooms, carmelized onions, and roasted green peppers. Plus, I would add some fresh fruit and avocado. Crepe suzzette or aebleskivers for something sweet. Oh, and Tequila Sunrises...well, you can't leave out the sunrise
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Old 01-22-2011, 12:57 PM   #10
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Another good idea. I don't mean to sound like I'm arguing by any means but, I feel like with a buffet you have to do the thinking for the dinner. You can't be there for them to tell them how to eat there food all the time. And again it's rather labor intensive to make crepes for 200 ppl.
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