Oh, August! A great time to spend with your friends and family, and brunch is a fantastic daytime, community meal: breakfast for some, lunch for others, but always delicious and on everyone’s schedule.
Instead of having it inside or scrambling to find a brunch spot with a patio, why not bring the party outside? Laying down a blanket on the beach or in the park is as good a spot for brunch as any. While you’re at it, why not enjoy some great bluegrass music or live Shakespeare or perhaps some French Opera? Here’s a list of some outdoor events around the Northwest that would be perfectly complimented by a little picnic brunch action:
Saturday, August 4 I Bluegrass On The Green – Mountlake Terrace, Washington
Saturday, August 4 I The 2012 Skagit River Shakespeare Festival’s Ironman – Mount Vernon, Washington
Saturday, August 11 I 4th Annual PEPSapalooza – Woodinville, Washington
Sunday, August 12 I French Opera Pique Nique – Seattle, Washington
Here in the Northwest, fresh salmon is bountiful, especially this time of year, and we find any excuse to eat it whenever we can. This Gravlox recipe, from our resident foodie Patrick, is a little less salty than your standard cured salmon, letting the flavor of the fish shine through. The whole process takes around 36 hours, but you can make it in advance, as it will keep for a few days in the fridge.