Monday, October 10, 2011

Jazz Brunch #euphoriagreenville

Imagine that you have some great friends with a huge backyard, they're amazing cooks, have a well stocked bar, AND play instruments.  There you have the euphoria Sunday Jazz Brunch in a nutshell.  An informal yet spectacular representation of everything that we are craving, and some  that we didn't even know we wanted? (Bacon Bloody Mary anyone?)

Mark Rapp (Trumpet & Didgeridoo), Wycliff Gordon (Trombone) and their band-mates provided a brunch soundtrack of mixed modern and classic jazz (a didgeridoo was involved). The tents were humming with food stations, coffee stations, a Bloody Mary Lounge, and such a variety of food theater (they were just setting the stage for the Cook -Off). It was a great, relaxing Sunday Morning. I didn't stay long enough to hear Clemson's Gospel Choir.  This was a brunch that lasted from morning to afternoon... I was one of the early birds - I missed a lot.

There were two tents full of delicious food;  here are just a few examples:

Ruth's Chris Steak House: Shrimp and grits.  (I can never get enough Shrimp and Grits)

Duvall's Catering and Event Design had a crepe station.  I was enthralled.

Tito's Handmade Vodka had a Bloody Mary Lounge.  mmm Bacon Bloody Mary! (who knew?)

Rockstar Chef Daryl Schular (he catered Thursday night's  Songwriter's Recipe ) and his team at  Performance Food Service Milton's outdid themselves with maple cured bacon wrapped tenderloin of pork with creamy stone ground grits and crumbled goat cheese and truffle eggs.

Iced The Upstate Cupcake Cafe had a display of mini cupcakes that made me wish that I could eat all day...

As if cupcakes weren't enough, pastries from The Sugar Studio Bakery rounded it us all out...

So much food, so many amazing things to see, I'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking...

1 comment:

  1. Hi Anna,

    Thanks for the mention and the support. All the best, Mark