Sunday brunch, 01/17/16: fried eggs, link sausages, and buttermilk biscuits. Aaaand mimosas. Soundtrack: Ralph Vaughan Williams' Mass in G Minor; The Choir of New College, Oxford; Edward Higginbottom, director.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Sunday brunch, 01/10/16:
Blueberry pancakes, with fresh berries and powdered sugar. Aaaand mimosas. Soundtrack: Richard Strauss, Suite from Der Rosenkavalier and Burleske for Piano & Orchestra; pianist Jeffrey Kahane, Jesus Lopez-Cobos conducting the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Sunday, January 3, 2016
Kansas City Quiche: Blue Oven English muffin halves toasted and topped with a mixture of Swiss cheese, egg, cream, and bacon seasoned with nutmeg and cayenne, then broiled. Aaaand mimosas. Soundtrack: For the New Year, Haydn's "The Creation" from the 2015 May Festival; May Festival Chorus, Cincinnati Symphony, soprano Amanda Woodbury Bodine, tenor Ben Bliss, bass Kristinn Sigmundsson, conducted by James Conlon.
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Sunday Brunch, 12/20/15: Sausage and Blue Oven English muffins with "oeufs hachee" (hashed eggs; basically, they start out as sunny side up, but when the white isn't quite set, you slowly stir them together then drizzle in a little milk and melted butter. Season with salt and pepper and a bit of grated Swiss.) Aaaand mimosas. Soundtrack: "A Carnegoe Hall Christmas Concert"; Kathleen Battle, Frederica Von Stade, Wynton Marsalis and his septet, the AmErican Boychoir, and Andre Previn conducting the Orchestra of St. Luke's.
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Sunday brunch, 12/13/2015: Eggs, sausage, and Blue Oven English muffins. Aaand mimosas. Soundtrack: The classic "The Joy of Christmas"; Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Sunday brunch, 12/06/15: Not-at-All-Latino Breakfast Quesadillas. Scrambled eggs with sautéed green onion, grape tomatoes, and grated provolone, folded into warm flour tortillas and garnished with sour cream and paprika. Aaaand mimosas. Soundtrack: Dvorak Piano Concerto in G minor; Andreas Boyde with the Freiburg Philharmonic, conducted by Johannes Fritzsch.
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Sunday Brunch, Post-Thanksgiving Minimalist Edition,11/29/15: Holtman's Donuts and ripe persimmons. Aaaand mimosas. Soundtrack: "Songs of Joy & Peace"; Yo-Yo Ma with Diana Krall, James Taylor, Dave Brubeck, Allison Kraus, Renee Fleming, Jake Shimabukuro, and others.