Kicking off an Easter Brunch at Sweet Home Casarosa’s with Kaja, Jay, Jessica and Nick!
A last minute Easter Brunch we planned felt nothing short in any way! A good sunny day. Check! Hearty delicious home cooked meal. Check! Gathering with a circle of good friends we haven’t seen a while. Check Check Check!! Especially we missed out Kaja’s birthday a couple weeks ago, it was a perfect occasion to spend some good afternoon with friends over a good meal and laughs.
Easter always does an official start of Spring for me in my great spirit apart from all the religious reasons for the most people out there, and Here I am happily ready to celebrate ” Pasqua Italiana: Italian Easter !”
A Menu first!
Prepping, Chatting and Sipping… The cake to the right is Kaja’s Easter cake with Peaches and Yogurt!
Thanks for the flowers, Jess and Nick!
Potatoes ready to be popped into the Oven. Rosemerry, olive oil and Sea salt.
OK, We are Starting the brunch! The first, Crostini al Pate’ Toscano. Mamma Livia’s recipe. Chicken liver, garlic, crushed pepper corn, butter, sage, sea salt and a tea spoon of vinegar on a hot crusty piece of bread…!!
As we make them, they fly off fast! Hot, nutty, salty, buttery over the crusty and Soooo savory.. Delicious!!
Wash them down with Spritiz!
Shhhhhh.. Our secret! A Leg of lamb roasting over the tub of roasting potato. Where does all the juice go? You do the math.
Slowly cooked for hours. A whole organic chicken makes rich and much much flavorful delicious broth! Can I say this is So traditional Italian Easter soup with a whole boiled egg but then Also Soooo everyday Korean? We go together in so many ways. It still surprises me.
The couple, Jay and Kaja.
Yay, One toast to the day, One toast to the friendship! Check out Gael’s face. And the center and to the left, Jess and Nick! Cheers to you all!
That’s right peeps. This soup is so comforting and so delicious and So Easter!
Such a big boy now. Having a good time.
Now the Chef carving and us watching drooling…
Nothing like perfectly sauteed Broccoli Rabe with roasted lamb.
Gael making sure to check off each course.
The Brunch goes on from 2:00 and now for 5 hours… Jay and Jaehee
Sitting out in the garden with Dolci now. Kaja’s amazing Peaches and Yogurt cake. So delicate and delicious!
Emi’s airy and melting in your mouth, ” Mascarpone folded with Nutella and fresh Mixed berry compote” Ahhhh, Life is Good! And Happy Belated Birthday Kaja!!
Hope you all had a wonderful Easter or just good One happy Sunday! Emi, Gael and Jaehee