If there’s one thing we love about catering events in the Birmingham area, it’s getting the chance to connect and collaborate with the community around us. There is something so special about sharing delicious food and making memories with one another, which is why we were honored for the opportunity to work with our friends at Talk of Alabama.
While we were excited to share our expertise with their audience, our segment was inspired by some insightful ideas from a few of our previous clients. After we received several special requests to offer our skills in the form of an interactive class, Table & Thyme’s founder, Thomas Cox, decided to offer exclusive lessons on the art of making beautiful and mouth-watering grazing tables for any event!
The experience ended up being filled with fun, which is exactly why we decided to incorporate it into our spotlight segment with Nicole on Talk of Alabama. We wanted the menu to be deliciously interesting while still being practical and accessible to multiple people’s preferences. So, a fresh and flavorful brunch found its way to our plates!
Brunch encompasses a lot more than simply breakfast or lunch, but it also includes the entire area that exists between the two meals, as well! There’s a lot of freedom in choosing what to include in a brunch bounty, but there are also a lot of factors to consider when searching for the perfect brunch menu. How many people will be sharing this meal? What kind of event is being hosted? Where is the event being held? All of these things and more were taken into consideration while coming up with the brunch menu that would be served on Talk of Alabama, and here’s what we came up with:
Maintaining a balance of simplicity and attention-grabbing variety is crucial to creating a grazing table that entices guests without overwhelming them. For this brunch graze table, we decided to pair three main dishes, each with a unique palette of colors, flavors, and textures, alongside a selection of simple snacking foods. This included fresh fruits such as red, green, and purple grapes, blueberries, and strawberries, an array of cheeses such as pepper jack, Colby jack, cheddar, and even mini mozzarella rounds, and assorted crackers.
It’s always a good idea to create space for guests to customize their experience however they’d like. While there are so many options to choose from when it comes to a brunch menu, we decided a parfait bar would be perfect for this table since it added a refreshing and smooth element of sweetness to contrast the savory and crunchy elements of the other main dishes. With a loaded parfait bar, guests could choose from ingredients such as honey-toasted granola, blueberries, blackberries, sliced strawberries, or tangy raspberries, and even a spoonful of local honey to mix and match on a bed of sweet vanilla yogurt.
What’s becoming a popular breakfast and brunch option, chicken and waffles is a combination of golden, crispy deliciousness that is a wonderful addition to any event menu that calls for it! Our chicken and waffles are made from hand-cut chicken that’s been breaded and fried in our house-made batter on top of made-from-scratch waffle bits and paired with buttery maple syrup.
Avocado toast is certainly not a new idea, but it is one that can be easily tailored to everyone’s individual liking. For this grazing table, we were looking for an earthy, savory toast to complement the tangy sweetness of the parfait bar and the salty-sweet crunch of the chicken and waffles. So, we opted for a layer of sliced heirloom cherry tomatoes on a bed of fresh avocado slices, all topped with a rich balsamic glaze.
Sometimes, the simplest of things are the most extraordinary.
Table & Thyme offers a variety of services to meet and exceed every client’s needs for any event. Whether it’s a business meeting or corporate retreat, a wedding, or even a family reunion, we can make it all the more memorable with an unforgettable menu of exquisite taste!
Aside from our unique brunch table and catering options, we also offer our Signature Graze Boxes brunch-style! Choose from our delicious assortment of inclusions and build the perfect brunch with confidence and ease!
Thanks for spending some quality time with us over at Table & Thyme! We adore connecting with our community in every way we can, and we are dedicated to facilitating elevated experiences with food. So, whether it’s curating an eye-catching table of irresistible food, or sharing one-of-a-kind recipes on our Instagram, we’re bringing quality to the table! If you’re interested in seeing more of what we have to offer, be sure to tune in to our weekly blog where we share event highlights and hosting tips, recipes, and more, or you can browse our grazing table gallery to see our past works of edible art!
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