If you’re anything like the rest of us at Peach Valley, just hearing the word “brunch” is enough to get your mouth watering. Early birds need not apply – a delicious late morning brunch is the perfect way to enjoy all your favorite breakfast foods and lunch specialties while still having the freedom to snooze that alarm just one more time. The recent brunch boom has made plenty of us take notice of this popular meal choice – but where did the phenomenon start, anyway? And how can you make the most of your next brunch outing? To get all the details on finding your new favorite brunch in Gainesville and throughout Florida, read on!
A Quick History of Brunch
So, when did we all start getting so excited about brunch, anyway? When it comes down to it, accounts are varied, as historians point in a few different directions. Some claim that brunch is a descendant of English tradition, touting a delicious spread of breakfast foods before a hunt. Others point to a religious background – Catholic Sunday services might have prompted the faithful to fast before Mass, then enjoy an early afternoon meal. Eventually, the word began being recognized in print – such as in Guy Beringer’s 1895 Hunter’s Weekly article singing the praises of a light and social meal for the late morning, or an 1896 New Oxford article reporting on this apparent meal fad. No matter what brunch’s true history might be, we’re glad that it has evolved into the format we all know and love today!
What Makes It So Popular?
As brunch becomes even more popular, it’s easy to see why so many people love it. Just as the portmanteau name suggests, brunch creates a fluidity between breakfast and lunch that breaks down any formality of boundaries of a traditional meal structure – creating an an opportunity for inventive and delicious dishes, a freedom from mealtime constraints, and an easy social meal without the rigid formality of a full dinner. Plus – in our digitally-focused age – we can’t deny that brunch table spreads create the perfect stunning Instagram shot!
Recognizing Our Brunchtime Favorites
Feeling hungry and ready for your next brunch restaurant outing? Get ready to set the table with all your classic brunch favorites. To many people, brunch means enjoying delicious hollandaise sauce – perfect over traditional staples like Eggs Benedict. Peach Valley celebrates this classic dish in four unique ways – ranging from the traditional to interesting twists like our Vegetable & Egg Croissant Benedict, Philly Steak & Egg Croissant Benedict, Or House Roasted Beef Hash Benedict! If you have a late-morning sweet tooth, it’s the right time to order up some pancakes, waffles, or French toast, topped with fruit of your choice. And, of course, it couldn’t be a perfect brunch without mimosas! But, if that’s not quite your style, no worries – you can sub in a Bloody Mary, Sparkling Rosé Sangria, or Peach Bellini!
Ready to Dig In?
All this talk about brunch driving you to plan your next outing? Lucky you – brunch has never been easier or more delicious than at any of Peach Valley’s 7 locations. Explore our website to find the Peach Valley nearest to you. Don’t hesitate to find your own personal brunch heaven – we look forward to serving you!