Brunch is a combination of both breakfast and lunch where we can enjoy the best of both worlds. For busy Long Islanders, brunch is an appetizing idea where one single meal can fulfill both requirements of breakfast and lunch. Since we are always in a rush, why not enjoy a meal that is eaten late in the morning or early in the afternoon. Brunch is more commonly associated with being a weekend activity but it is not limited to any day of the week. Brunch can be enjoyed by those who have partied too hard the night before or those who like to take advantage of being able to sleep in late as this breakfast combination was made to be more appealing so eating wouldn’t be postponed until the next meal.
Any food can be served for brunch but it is most commonly based upon traditional breakfast foods such as pancakes, waffles, sausage and eggs, or more lunch based items, like seafood and cocktails. Heavy settling and greasy foods are often served for those who have partied a bit too hard as hangovers are often said to be “cured” by these heavy settling foods. Mixed drinks such as mimosas, Bloody Marys, and champagne are the most commonly ordered during brunch.
Brunch derived from the United Kingdom. According to sociologists, the English called brunch “hunt breakfast” due to the time hunters would get back to the servants who would then prepare the meal, resulting in eating at a later time than usual. In 1896, when brunch was brought to the United States, the meal commonly consisted of eggs and toast and was most often enjoyed by well-off college students nursing a hangover from the night before.
Hopefully you have developed an appetite and understand the history and concept of what brunch is all about. Next time you miss breakfast, come join us for brunch at Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro on Main Street in Farmingdale. We have a wide variety of food and drinks anyone can enjoy!