What qualifies as Brunch?
Today, at 11:30, I'm serving a meal of Chicken Vegatable soup with orzo, Watermelon Feta Salad, fresh , freindship bread, coffee & mimosas.
I'm saying it's brunch, my fiance' says it's just an early lunch with cocktails.
What do y'all think?
Your fiance has the better of the argument.
If you were serving this at 9AM I might be tempted to call it brunch because at least the hour was breakfast-y, as it were, but this is lunch in my book. Brunch needs to be a combination of breakfast and lunch in terms of food or perhaps time. Your time is clearly a luncheon time in US culture, your food is not identifiably breakfast food (eggs, griddlecakes of some sort, pastries, cooked sausages or ham, et cet.).
Maybe it's a regional thing? I'd call it brunch. Most restaurants in my area (NYC) don't even open on Sundays until 10:30 or (more frequently) 11, and any time I've made plans to go out for a meal with friends or cook a meal for friends at home on a Saturday or Sunday before, say, 2:30 p.m., we call it "brunch". I like the idea of the presence of an egg dish as a determining factor, but ultimately would find that to be counterbalanced by the fact that I have never once imbibed a mimosa at lunch...
I think it depends on what you serve. If there a variety of lunch and breakfast dishes, it's more like brunch. Since you're serving a lunchtime meal, I'd say it's early lunch.
I agree with your fiance' and Karl S (up thread) This is an early lunch. A mimosa does not a Brunch make. ---- However, you call it as you may, and.......