The holidays can get so busy that before you can even blink, they’re over and you haven’t seen your friends in months! To make sure that didn’t happen, I hosted a few of my girlfriends at my apartment for a delicious (and slightly boozy) white wine brunch. I made strata, picked up a yummy dessert, and served one of my favorite white wines – Torresella Pinot Grigio. It was easy but so nice… the perfect relaxing afternoon!
Torresella has become a favorite as it’s an easy, perfect-for-sharing white wine (at an affordable price)! The Pinot Grigio is crisp and refreshing and pairs well with just about anything. Torressella’s grapes are grown in the hills of the Veneto region in Northeast Italy and I love the brand’s commitment to sustainability – the winery is solar powered and the brand’s lightweight packaging helps to minimize its carbon footprint.
I think it’s important to make things as convenient as possible. I’ve said this before but I love doing a strata or overnight eggs or french toast as the main dish. That way, you do as much prep as possible at night. And you are free to chat with your guests as they arrive. I also like to set the table the night before, too! I made this overnight spinach and gruyere strata and it it turned out well. Always easy, always delicious – it’s a crowd pleaser! I also made a salad, picked up some fresh berries, and grabbed some delicious dessert pastries at Martha’s Country Bakery (a Williamsburg favorite!)
Torresella has a bunch of great entertaining tips; which you can view here!
Photography by Carter Fish. Created in partnership with Torresella Wines. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog!
What a great brunch, the spread looks incredible! Perfect way to spend time with the besties! 🙂
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
thank you so much charmaine!
What I great idea! I know what I’ll be doing very soon; invite the ladies over for a nice lunch or dinner, thanks for the inspo! May I ask where your chairs are from? 🙂
yay!!!! send pics if you do! my chairs are west elm! Here is a link! https://shopstyle.it/l/VmKo xo
Just love the table! THose green glasses! Ironically, I made a strata last night. My friend who came over is pescatarian, so I went veg. Carmelized leek, mushroom, spinach, Gruyere and artichoke hearts. ( I guess he liked it, he had 3 pieces)I’ll look for that wine. I recently found a Rose’ from Verona called 11 minutes. It was such a crowd pleaser, I just bought 4 more bottles. What a beautiful table Grace. I’m currently trying to get a “Sunday” ( like the Brits do) lunch on the books with friends before it’s too late! Girlie get togethers are the best. You look so pretty, love all the metallic.
Thanks so much Cy! Hope you had a great weekend.
This was such a fun afternoon. Can we do it again? Soon? Please?
Grace, where are your earrings from? I’m a green girl too!
Hi Cy, here’s a link to them! https://shopstyle.it/l/VnkL
You are becoming quite the hostess! Looked like so much fun!
The Champagne Edit
Haha I’m trying! The new apartment is definitely more conducive to hostessing! We had a blast! Thanks Dana, hope you had a great weekend.
Oh those wine glasses! I love! Can I ask where they’re from?
They are linked in this post! https://thestripe.com/2017/12/southern-inspired-holiday-dinner-party-giveaway/
Dying to know where the wine glasses, pink and green vintage glasses and salad bowl are from! Swoon!
Wine Glasses are linked in this post: https://thestripe.com/2017/12/southern-inspired-holiday-dinner-party-giveaway/
Pink Glasses are linked in this post: https://thestripe.com/2017/11/wine-cheese-night/
Green Glasses are a vintage find from eBay.
Salad bowl is sadly very very old!
Everything looks so delicious (especially the desserts!) The perfect setting for getting together with friends. Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Christa | https://theavidpen.com
thank you so much Christa! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving too!