When you think about it, a breakfast degustation makes a lot of sense. First thing in the morning is usually when a person is their hungriest and then they've got the rest of the day to work off the meal. Take advantage of this logic and serve up a delicious feast with all of your breakfast favourites.
A degustation meal is usually at least three courses. These are some of your options for a breakfast banquet.
Fruit course: Start with something sweet and healthy. A fruit platter or small serving of fruit salad, perhaps with a side of yoghurt, is all you need.
Bread course: Lay out toast, croissants and/or scones with a variety of spreads or serve fresh muffins or flavouredDanishes.
Savoury course: This will be the equivalent of your main meal. Cook up a breakfast staple such as bacon and eggs or try something fancy like a cheese soufflé.
Sweet course: Chase that with a dessert dish. Pancakes or waffles always go down a treat, especially when smothered with syrup or chocolate.
Don't forget to complement the meal with loads of coffee and juice.
Can't be bothered with all that cooking, especially first thing in the morning? Then make a booking at Symposium Cafe (Shop 2/26 Commercial Road, Fortitude Valley) for their degustation breakfast. The three course meal is $45.00 per person, with each course providing a couple of different selections.
As of March 2011, the menu includes truffled mushrooms, a fillo pastry basket and a poached pear. The degustation breakfast is available seven days a week by appointment only and is licensed BYO.