Everyone loves a lazy Sunday– and what better way to spend it than with friends? Sunday brunch is a favorite pastime of most city dwellers, meeting at your favorite corner spot for coffee, eggs, and pancakes, along with that morning cocktail. But more often than not, brunch spots in this town are crowded, have mile-long wait lists, and on top of it all—are really expensive. And who wants to wait outside in the winter in the cold and windy New York streets? So, why not create the perfect hearty Sunday brunch menu at home and invite all your mates over? We’ve devised a menu that is easy enough for even the latest of risers, which means the only thing you will be scrambling for that morning is the eggs in your frittata!
Recipes: Pear and Cranberry Bellini; Tortilla Espanola with Potato and Ham; Potato, Leek and Fines Herbes Frittata; Apple Bread Pudding with Golden Raisins; Herbed Home fries
Class Type: Individual, hands-on cooking class
Class Notes: Learn how to plan a breakfast brunch buffet at home
Tessa Liebman was born and raised in Brooklyn and is completely not surprised it has become the culinary Mecca that it is. Her architect (and enthusiastic family cook) father and cookbook author neighbor informed her aesthetic and palate when younger. Later she was inspired while working in the front of the house of restaurants as an undergrad studying art history and sociology; then deciding (with the encouragement of a female chef she worked with) to attend the French Culinary Institute. Since graduating Tessa has worked in restaurants, taught a culinary job training program for underemployed adults and was the Executive Chef at Shiraz Events for two years creating menus and overseeing events for such clients as LVMH, Google, Microsoft and Beyonce.
She is currently working as a Private Chef, consultant, caterer and food stylist. Her articles and styling work have been featured in WSJ Magazine, Epicurious.com and Foto8. She also won a travel research grant from The Culinary Trust in 2007 to Mexico where she spent many summers visiting her grandparents. Travel and art inspire her ideas around cooking and entertaining. Recently she has begun a series of private dinners with her artist friends called Methods and Madness. Contact Tessa