Initially, we'd have brunch at a restaurant and then go to one of our homes for coffee and dessert. A few months before the event, there would be serious, but friendly, sparring about which restaurant to pick. Overtime, we decided that it was more fun to do a pot-luck ... we think our food is better and there is no pressure to vacate the table.
This year we trekked to Thousand Oaks ... and a good and caloric time was had by all.
The quiet before the storm ...
And, whether we call it lunch or brunch, the table is always heavy laden with food ...
|Green bean, pepper, corn, and red onion salad in a lemon and sumac dressing|
|Roasted red peppers with a hint of garlic|
|Cucumbers with yogurt|
|Spicy homemade smoked salmon|
|Salmon with lentils, rice, and caramelized onions|
|Spinach and cheese pita with homemade filo dough|
|"Podvarak" -- pork with sour kraut|
|"London" bars rich with walnuts and meringue|
|Café à la Turque|