October 2020 Brunch Mennu


In celebration of the spooky season and Victober (Victorian Reading Month), we read The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde!

In honor of this month's book and all things "proper," we are going all out with our recipes and serving a real English afternoon tea! Our menu includes three courses of treats along with some boozy tea. Of course, feel free to pick and choose what you want to make, or treat yourself and make it all!

Apéritif

 Just like Lord Henry, have a bit of Vermouth (red or white) with Orange bitters. serve chilled and add soda if desired!

Selby Royal Tea

 
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 oz strong black English tea
  • 1 1/2 oz  Cognac
  • 1/2 oz Grand Marnier
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup
  • 4 oz Champagne (room temp)
  • 1 lemon
  • fresh nutmeg for garnish

Make tea strong. Add other liquids, except champagne, to a pan and heat on low until just steaming. Don't over heat and cook off all that delicious alcohol! squeeze lemon to taste into a mug, then add tea and the other warmed liquids. Top with Champagne. Garnish with a lemon slice and grated nutmeg.

Tip: double or quadruple this recipe for a group or for continuous enjoyment throughout your tea service!

Course 1

Course 2

Course 3

Digestif

Try a nice Amaro, like Averna or Montenegro. You'll feel real fancy. Ooo lala.