The Starlight Room at La Mariposa
The first guests to arrive enjoyed strolling around the peaceful pond outside, watching the ducks... while others helped themselves to French roast coffee, decaf and hot tea.
We started our meal with a fresh tropical fruit salad: papaya, banana, pineapple, mango - "dressed" with fresh lime and mango juices. For the main dish we had blue corn waffles, tofu scramble with minced tomatoes, onions and yellow squash. The breakfast potatoes were prepared with red and green bell peppers and red onions. I made a flavorful vegan sausage out of pinto beans, oat flour and herbs --- which was very well-received.
Alaine talks with our Guests
Ted gave a short talk on the health benefits of blue corn, and its rediscovery... and one of our guests, Judi, quipped, "It's a Ted talk!" For dessert we served squares of gingerbread with a maple "cream" on top - these were served in containers that could be taken home, in case people were just too full to enjoy it there. And how great to have a yummy healthy treat later!
The day was beautiful; the company convivial, and everyone loved the food, of course... not to mention the wonderful and spacious setting of La Mariposa. It was such a success that we resolved to have another brunch in the future!
Thank you to all of our wonderful guests that attended,