Homemade Brunch Menu for Dinner || $30 Dinner Party

Homemade Brunch Menu for Dinner || $30 Dinner Party


(upbeat music)– Hi guys, it’s Lee Kalpakis.And we just made an
unbelievable brunch dinner partyall for just under
$30 with the helpof food writer and cookbook
author, Alison Roman.So stick around to
see how we did it.Today we’re in Crown
Heights, Brooklynto meet up with Ann.She’s a filmmaker
who wants to throwa brunch-themed dinner partyto thank her creative
collaboratorsand to celebrate the completion
of her feature film.So let’s go meet her.– Hi
– Hi.– This movie took
three years to make.The only reason
this film exists isbecause I have this
incredible core teamthat has been with
me since Day 1.And so I really want to throw
them a dinner party tonight.– You seem like a
pretty busy lady.Do you ever have time to cook?– No, no, no.I almost never cook.I’d rather spend my time
sleeping than cooking.For this meal tonight,I was thinking something likea breakfast, dinner,
collab — like a brinner.– Brinner?You’re blowing my
mind right now.– My cooking knowledge basicallyis breakfast — that’s as
far as I go with cooking.– It sounds like
we’re going to needto bring in big
guns on this one.And I just so happen to
know the perfect expert.I’m thinking Alison Roman,and I think she’s
the perfect expertto help us create this
brunch experience.I was leafing through
Alison’s book,and I would love to
do a baked egg dishwith chorizo and
chickpeas and breadcrumbs.And then she also does this
raspberry-yogurt pound cake.– Oh yeah.– Then I’m thinking we could doa ginger/orange
prosecco cocktail.– Oh la la.– Let’s go meet up with Alison.And let’s go do some shopping.All right?
– Let’s do this.– Hi Alison.– How’s it going?– Good, how are you?– I’m great, thank you– Are you ready to shop?– I am very ready to shop.Let’s do it, let’s go.(upbeat music)– Hi everybody, we’re back
in the Thrillist kitchen.I’m here with Ann and Alisonand we’re about to embark
on our brunch journey.I say it’s time to
start on our egg dish.So we have like two tablespoons
of olive oil, right?– Yeah.– Chorizo comes next, right?Coming in hot, yeah.– Right.It already is seasoned, right?It already has spices in it,
it already has salt in itso you’re just
adding more flavor.– I’m gonna add the onion,which is gonna soak
up all those flavorsthat you’re telling us about.– For a little more spice,we’re going to add
some ground cumin.I’m gonna do that for you.– Ann, you want to go
ahead and add our tomatoes?– [Ann] Absolutely.– [Alison] I’m going to go
ahead and season these bad boys.A little salt and pepper —I have used a pepper
grinder before.– I can tell.Ann, are you ready
with those chickpeas?– I am.Can I use a different bean?Is this the only bean that
I can use in this dish?– Black bean if you wanted
to do a little Tex-Mex.– A pinto bean.– Always.– A pinto bean, yeah, go crazy.– A jelly bean?– Not a jelly bean.– [Lee] Just had to ask. OK.– Yeah, now we’re talking.– [Lee] Oh yeah.– Now we’re going to add
a little bit of water.And it’s really just to kind
of create like a final sauce.These eggs cannot
wait to nest in there.So I’m gonna crack ’em in.And they just sit right there.If you want to season
them with salt and pepperas I crack ’em in.– [Lee] Absolutely.– We are going to pop
these little babiesinto a 400-degree oven.We’re looking at like
five to seven minutes.– Oh my goodness.– It looks beautiful.
– OK, little ladies.– What’s next?– We need a little
bit of texture.So we’re going to
add some breadcrumbs,which you already
made from the baguettethat we’re also going
to use to eat this with.– Moving right along to
our raspberry pound cake.We’ve got some flour, we
add some baking powder,and a little bit of salt,and whisk ’em up.Let’s get started on
these wet ingredients.What’ve you got for me?– I’ve got some regular
granulated sugar,light brown sugar, a
little vegetable oil.This is gonna keep it
really moist and delicious.– Two eggs.– Let’s get cracking.(laughs)– All right.– I’ll be here all
day, thank you.And now we’re going
to add some yogurt —you can just kind of
add it all at once.And we’re going to
add these berries.You want them evenly
distributed is the only thing.Did you grease this bad boy up?– I did, with butter.– You’re an angel from heaven.– And now this goes in
the oven at 350, right?– Mm hmm.
– For how long?– Who could say really?This little lady’s gonna go
in there for 60 to 70 minutes.– Our loaf is ready;
it’s completely cooled.What do you think of that?Our raspberry pound
cake, it’s done.It’s brunch, we need a cocktail.We’re going to do prosecco,
we’re going to do ginger,and we’re gonna do fresh-
squeezed orange juice.In my Mason jar, I’m gonna
add a half cup sugar,half cup of water, some gingerthat I’m going to grate
in there — like a teaspoon.Ann, can you get me
a few orange peels?Twist like three of these guysand just put them
right in there.I’m gonna shake this upuntil all the sugar’s dissolved.Let’s move on to our fresh
squeezed orange juice.Ann, you want to slice those up?Next, we’re going to
add our orange juiceto our simple syrup.And we’re going to mix
those two together.We’re going to fill our
coupe glasses up halfwaywith our orange juice and the
rest of the way with prosecco.And there you have it: our
orange ginger little fizzies.– Cheers, ladies.– [Everyone] Cheers.– Wow that is
really really good.– Brunchy.
– It’s like a Saturday.– What day is it?
– Whoa!– Oh my God, I’m in a time warp.– We’ll just slug
this back real quick.– [Ann] My guests
will be very surprisedby how delicious this
meal is going to be.And it’s all thanks to
you, Alison and Lee.– You know what?You’ve got this. We’re
so excited for you.– Thank you so much.I’m feeling great about brinner.I feel like Alison and
Lee gave me all the toolsI need to succeed tonight.– Since I’ve known
Ann, she hasn’t cooked.– I’ve only ever
seen her cook toast,or like, peanut
butter and jelly.– The last pumpkin pie
was just baked, canned,pie filling in tin, no crust.– I’m expecting
something really simple.– I don’t have high hopes
for this dinner party.– [Ann] This is a yogurt-
raspberry pound cake.– [Everyone] Oh wow.– Baked eggs,
chickpeas, and chorizo.We are finally finished
[with] our baby, our movie,and I wanted to thank
you guys so muchfor being a part
of it from Day 1.– Thanks, Ann.Cheers.– Oo, that does have a zing.– The yolk is going to be runny,so you can use some of
that baguette to mop it upand like stir it around.– She can cook. I was surprised.It’s really good, Ann.I’m really proud.– I live for your approval.Did everyone get enough
yogurt and breadcrumbs?– Thank you.– Yeah, the yogurt, the way
it goes with the chorizo,you’d never expect
that, but it fits.It was just light and
creamy and perfect.– The texture of the
breadcrumbs just perfectlysinks into the egg.– Did you use real oranges?– Yes.– Yeah, this is dangerous.I could drink this,
like, all day.– Yeah the ginger really
takes it to another level.– I know the ginger’s got
a nice spice kick to it.– Wow, oh my gosh,
this is really good.– Another thing that I learnedis this was made
with vegetable oilas opposed to butter,and the vegetable oil is
what maintains the moisture.– You know, usually I
don’t go in for brunch.I think it’s kind of overrated.But when you nailed the
savory and sweet togetherlike this, that’s what
brunch is all about.– As your producer, I
can’t really approveof you spending too much,
but you really nailed itwith this $30 dinner,
brunch.“Brinner.”– [Everyone] Cheers.– Sorry, I don’t know
if it’s supposed to bedinner or brunch right now.– Ann impressed me
with this dinner.It was really, really delicious.– I think they liked it.I think they really liked it.– I’m not going to lie, it
just all was really delicious.– Now that I’ve had brunch
for dinner like this,no, I would not
say it’s overrated.– Oh yeah, brunch
can always be dinner.– I will definitely
be cooking more oftennow that I know how easy it isto prepare a meal
for my friends.– Well, Ann killed it.She served her friends an
unbelievable brunch spreadthat was definitely morethan just a couple
of eggs and pancakes,all thanks to our
friend Alison Roman.Well, see ya.(upbeat music)– Thanks so much to
everyone for watching.Don’t forget to like,
comment, subscribe and share.And check out the
recipes at Thrillist.com.Woo!

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