Spring Brunch on the Patio

The blue skies and soft breezes of spring set the stage for an outdoor celebration. Dress the tables with simple white cloths and a scattering of flower petals, or cluster small pots of posies in the center of each table. Instead of decorating with streamers and balloons, trail satin ribbons from tree branches or place lemon-studded topiaries at the corner of the terrace or deck.

Our menu balances hearty morning and midday fare with light, fresh notes, like the first crisp asparagus of the season and a medley of citrus fruits. Beverages should follow suit. Offer Champagne, mimosas or sea breezes along with nonalcoholic options like lemonade, iced tea and coffee.