You want to host a brunch for family and friends, but it just seems overwhelming. We asked Locke Store to put together the ultimate store shopping list. Items on their list will surely add the “spark” to your gathering.
From the Locke Store Team:
What’s a Southern brunch without ham biscuits? We shave Edward’s Smoked Country Ham extra thin and layer it on our bite-sized cheddar scallion biscuits with a little orange-dijon butter. Find them in our retail freezer, along with our take-and-bake Cherry Almond Scones, Cheddar Scallion Biscuits, and Cinnamon Rolls – all of which will make your house smell amazing when guests arrive! Local honey, jams, and Trickling Springs butter are wonderful accompaniments to add that extra “spark”, as you say…
We are big proponents of local, well-raised meats, and the breakfast sausage we carry from Autumn Hill is a delicious addition to any brunch buffet.
From the deli, a great vegetarian option is our beloved Roasted Vegetable Tart. For these savory tarts, we use local pasture-raised eggs, Gruyere cheese, roasted peppers, mushrooms and spinach, baked in our famous all-butter crust. Grab one from our freezer to reheat at home, or call ahead to order one that’s ready to go!
Among the fantastic new offerings that Chef Brian has brought to Locke Store are Moravian Chicken and Leek Hand Pies and classic pierogies, both of which have been flying out the door. House-cured salmon with our homemade Boursin are also perennial favorites for brunch!
For an elegant dessert, pick up some of our super light and luscious cheesecake bars with a pecan crust — they are absolutely irresistible!
And don’t forget the beverages! Build-your-own bloody mary bar with Texas Beach Bloody Mary Mix and an assortment of pickles from Epic Pickles. We love using a lager instead of liquor for a lighter, michelada-style “bloody”.
For bubbly, we love the bright and fruity Belle Jardin Brut, a pinot blanc from Alsace, or Tanzanite Brut Rosé from South Africa, a recent addition to our selection and one of our new favorites. Guests can add a splash of Blood Orange & Ginger shrub from 1821 Bitters or Creme de Cassis from Langlois Pere et Fils for a fun personal twist on that classic brunch beverage – the mimosa!
Want to learn more about the history of brunch? Check out Tally Ho! Celebrating the Legacy of Brunch!