My FH and I love brunch. The whole "get up late, lazy pancakes/whatever's in the fridge" concept is unbelievable awesome to us, so we want to share it with our guests!
This is going to be totally DIY, with some hired on-the-day help from 5 or 6 local catering college kids. I've worked in events before, and have done several years in a high-output restaurant so food safety won't be a problem.
Here goeth the plan. This will be me and my FH doing the work, and a friend is staying with us anyway is probably going to be hanging about. He'll help if he wants, but it's NOT compulsory.
Menu as follows:
Greek yogurt (store bought)
Granola (store bought or made days previously)
2 toasters - cut your own artisan toast/bagels/crumpets/muffins. 3 types of bread (white, granary, fruit loaf), 2 bagels (plain, onion), crumpets and English muffins. (picked up from local bakery on the day)
Accompaniments for the above - butter, strawberry jam (homemade by my dad), marmalade, honey, a conserve of some kind and Nutella (store bought, except strawberry jam which is made previously)
Continental meat and cheese platter with crackers (prepared the day before, store bought, laid out nicely)
Antipasti (store bought, from jars onto platters)
Sausages (baked in the oven on the day)
Bacon (baked in the oven/done on hob top on the day)
Vegetarian omelette/fritata (potato, onion/leek, mushroom, cheese, eggs) (made on the day, just before serving, all veg prepped the day before)
Egg and bacon quiche (made the day before, served room temp)
Spinach and feta pie/quiche (day before, warmed up in oven)
Pastries (danishes, fruit tartlets, etc) (local bakery)
We're not doing cake. I'm making tirimasu cupcakes for the tiers, with a glass dish of tiramisu for the top. (Made previously, served cold/moving to room temp).
Tea (English breakfast, Earl grey, Jasmine, Peppermint, Fruit)
Coffee (caf, decaf)
Apple and cranberry juice
Hot spiced apple juice
Hot chocolate bar with marshmallows, flakes, squirty cream, etc
Sparkling elder-flower and peach for toasts
My question is: is there anything you'd remove, and why? Is there anything you'd add and why? Any problems you can see? Please be constructive!