You may remember a few weeks ago, we ran a contest on our Facebook Page to give away seats at a festive brunch styled by Spruce Collective and catered by Restaurant 62. Well, we drew four lucky winners who were each invited to bring along a friend with whom to share the experience. We had an absolute ball teaming up with these two awesome local businesses to stage such a fun event. And while it was a chilly fall morning, we hope the charming location and delicious food warmed the hearts of our lovely (and photogenic) guests. We also hope this will give you a little inspiration to host your own festive brunch – our favourite meal of the day!
Before our guests had too much time to admire Spruce Collective’s beautifully styled table, it was down to business with a festive floral DIY lead by the very talented Kari of Confetti Floral Design. It didn’t take long for the smell of Christmas to fill the barn as each guest put together their very own lush, green table centrepiece to take home. The concept was simple. Make six bunches of foliage, tying each with twine before assembling them in a line with the stems of the three of the bunches pointing in one direction, three in the other, knotting firmly at the centre to hold in place. Pine cones, wire and twine of varying thicknesses were all on hand to give each centrepiece a unique look. Our favourite thing about Kari’s DIY demonstration was how easy it would be to put something similar together at home with foliage gathered from a forest walk on a winter’s day.
Having made them wait long enough, it was time for our guests to eat! Restaurant 62 rolled in with their mobile kitchen to steal the show with an incredible three course brunch – recipes to follow in future editions of Farm Kitchen. We challenged Alicia and Jeff to come up with a unique menu featuring Vitala product and of course, they did not disappoint. Yogurt parfaits with banana bread got the ball rolling followed by an incredible eggs benedict with dungeness crab and hashbrowns and who could forget that creme brulee?
And so it was, after being such patient models, we sent our guests on their way complete with some Spruce Collective and Vitala Foods swag (just to make sure they would not forget about us!). A very special thanks to Evita for providing the gorgeous rustic location and for so patiently allowing us to take over her space. Thanks also to our incredibly creative partners Spruce Collective, Restaurant 62 and as always, our photographer Tanya Goehring of Post Photography for the beautiful images.