From the perfect Mother’s Day brunch decorating ideas to an unforgettable Tasty Turkish Eggs (Cilbir) recipe, here’s how to host a brunch like no other.
Meet Tori of Into The Sauce
Trained chef and nutritionist-turned-recipe-developer Tori Falzon knows good food. Known for her popular brand, Into The Sauce, and her Instagram account, @IntoTheSauce, Tori is well-known by the David Jones community for her tips and tested recipes to help you whip up a feast, like her Charry Crostini Recipe, and more.
Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas: Planning The Menu
Whether an intimate affair hosted at home or an extravagant event with friends and family, there’s nothing like a Mother’s Day brunch. Pay homage to the Mother’s Day tradition of breakfast in bed by introducing a brunch dress code: sleepwear or cosy wear. We love seeing how Tori Falzon has matched her green Sleeper Set to her brunch colour scheme (more of this pastel palette in the next section). A fresh pair of luxury pyjamas is also a great gift idea for Mother’s Day. Don’t forget to dress the little ones in cute sleepwear, too, like the Fleur Harris Tulle Bodysuit or a delightfully-fashionable kids’ winter ensemble.
For a Mother’s Day brunch menu, we suggest planning for a savoury and sweet brunch spread and followed by tea, coffee, and nibbles. If champagne or cocktails are what the day calls for, we say, why not? Don’t forget to include some non-alcoholic cocktail recipes or a bottle of French Bloom in your menu planning.
Or, if the weather is looking particularly welcoming, why not pack a picnic bag and host brunch at the beach or in a park? An outdoor brunch does require some planning, but with the right picnic essentials, you’ll be able to lounge in luxury without worrying about spills or spoils. If the weather looks like it might be getting cooler, stock up on some essential winter warmers, like a snuggly throw and some warm Ugg boots (which also make a wonderful gift).
Stemm + Unbrakable Wine Glass Set of 2 Nikko
Party Long Sleeve Pant Pajama Set With Detachable Feathers
BUSINESS & PLEASURE CO
Sand 2 Stripe Beach Umbrella
Round Picnic Cooler Basket
Mother’s Day Brunch Table Setting Ideas
For a Mother’s Day brunch tablescape, use Tori’s fun and colourful arrangement as a tablescape blueprint. Her go-to for Mother’s Day brunch decoration ideas is a colour scheme of soft pastels and soft lines. To mimic this decor, begin with a simple tablecloth in a light colour or a crisp white. A neutral colour is always best as you can reuse it throughout the year for all sorts of special occasions.
The secret to good table decorating is to lean on aligning the finer details. Curate a collection of items that all share similar colouring: soft pastels, creams, and a dash of gold here and there. For placemats and napkins, Tori has chosen the Pale Pink and Seafoam collection from In the Roundhouse. We love that this collection is machine-washable (great for cleaning up post-brunch) and also that this collection ticks all our decor boxes (wavy edges with soft colours).
For dinnerware, we love that the pink and green florals of the Bitossi Botanica Green Dinner Plate complement the napkin and placemat set. For a little ambience, light the Maison Balzac Cordelette Candle just as everyone is sitting down to feast. It’ll add a touch of elegance to the occasion, and, we have a theory that a candlelit table makes food taste even better.
IN THE ROUNDHOUSE
Pale Pink and Seafoam Napkin and Placemat Set
Botanica Dinner Plate Decal Green 26.5CM
CORDELETTE CANDLE – PINK
After Brunch Delights: Tea & Coffee
Plates are being cleared and everyone is leaning back in their chairs and adjusting their waistbands after a delicious meal. Now is the time to serve up some tea, coffee, and any extra nibbles.
A matching set of cups and saucers make the perfect Mother’s Day gift and also add to the brunch ambience. For Tori’s brunch design, she has opted for the Cristina Re Petite Ivory Set. You could also wrap up an extra Chrysalis Mum Mug to complete the collection. If your home calls for cups and saucers with floral detailing, look no further than the Villeroy & Boch Rose Garden Teacup, Saucer and Side Plate collection.
If you enjoy entertaining at home, or if you’re a coffee lover, you need to invest in a Breville or Delonghi machine and some coffee beans from Seven Miles. These durable, stylish machines make perfect coffee brewing simple and efficient (they also make for the perfect Mother’s Day gift). If your preferences are more towards a stovetop espresso, impress the guests with a Moka pot, especially the Bialetti x D&G Mokapot.
Lastly, a Mother’s Day brunch wouldn’t be complete without a sweet treat (or two). Serve up some irresistible biscuits, or, if the occasion calls for scones, pair them with a delicious jam from Fortnum & Mason. For a biscuit that pairs perfectly with teas of all kinds, why not whip up a batch of our easy-to-bake Jammy Tea Biscuits? Our only suggestion is to make more of these biscuits than you think you need, as they don’t stay on the plate for long.
Petite Ivory Teacup & Saucer Set of 2
Herbarium Herbal Tea & Basket Infuser
Cat’s Pyjamas Blend Coffee Beans
FORTNUM & MASON
Raspberry Preserve 200G
Tasty Turkish Eggs (Cilbir) Recipe (Perfect For A Mother’s Day Brunch
· 50g unsalted butter
· 1 tbsp chilli flakes (Aleppo chilli flakes are traditionally used, but regular chilli flakes also work)
· 300g Greek yoghurt
· 1 clove garlic, finely grated
· 15g dill, chopped
· 1 tsp salt flakes
· 1 tbsp lemon juice
· 6 large eggs
· 1 loaf Turkish bread
1. Heat butter until foamy, then add chilli flakes and stir well. Set aside to infuse.
2. In a bowl, add Greek yoghurt, garlic, dill, salt flakes and lemon juice and stir until well combined. Taste and season.
3. Bring a wide saucepan of water to a gentle simmer.
4. Strain eggs in a fine mesh sieve, discarding the whites that come off, then gently place strained eggs in a bowl ready to poach.
5. Lower the bowl into the water and release eggs one at a time, cooking for 2½ minutes each.
6. Meanwhile, brush Turkish bread in olive oil and grill over very high heat until charry.
7. Use a slotted spoon to pull out eggs, resting on a tea towel or paper towel to dry off.
8. Spread yoghurt onto a platter or individual bowls, top with eggs, drizzle over chilli butter, and garnish with dill.
9. Serve alongside grilled Turkish bread.
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