Give adulting a break and enjoy exquisite brunch offerings at our annual celebration
A hugely anticipated party on our downtown campus, some of the best brunch food in Oklahoma City and a prime destination for those who want to see and be seen, Saturday’s Art of Brunch is an annual must-attend for art lovers and food obsessives.
But you’re thinking what we’re thinking: What’s on the menu? Start building your appetite, because our partners in Oklahoma City cuisine might top themselves.
Try not to drool too much at this sneak peek, but believe us: That’s a challenge.
Our brunch buddies
- Kam’s Kookery: This year, Chef Kamala Gamble fired up her smoker and put together three distinct options for avid brunchers. Her Okie Smokin’ Hash features smoked brisket, green chile potatoes, jammy soft-boiled eggs and salsas for those who like to spike things up. She will also bring one of the hottest trends in brunchery: shakshuka, a traditional egg dish that originated in North Africa and features a savory tomato-and-red-pepper sauce, jammy eggs, feta and green onions. Her third option is a huevos dish with avocado toast, a jammy egg, pico de gallo and queso.
- Stella Modern Italian: Owner Lori Burson, longtime supporter of Art of Brunch and Oklahoma Contemporary board member, is bringing her A game on Saturday with a northern Italian spin on a southern American favorite. Her Italian shrimp and grits will feature grilled polenta and garlic-marinated shrimp herbed with rosemary, thyme and oregano. Stella will also serve a peach tart in filo dough as well as a specialty drink called Dark Paradise with Jameson whisky, blackberries, fresh lime and ginger beer.
- Stitch: One of the most exciting developments at Stitch in recent years is the Mini Tart, an elevated and thoroughly addictive take on Pop Tarts, the perfect frosted pastry for adults taking a break from adulting. Stitch will also serve a cocktail inspired by its adjacent greenery store, The Plant Shoppe.
- The Jones Assembly: The downtown food, spirits and music destination has everything in the bag. The Jones Squeeze, a Capri Sun for adults, will be The Jones’ signature cocktail for the event, encouraging everyone to have fun like kids but get refreshed like adults.
- Quincy Bake Shop: The new bakery located inside The Bradford House will keep things pastry-centric, with owner Trisha O’Donoghue serving up a sun-dried tomato Danish, a peach Danish and an assortment of colorful macarons.
- Neon Coffee: This new venture from 84 Hospitality in the Plaza District is delivering dozens of distinctly decorated doughnuts. In addition to the vast array of sweet deliciousness, Neon will serve a delicious Irish coffee, a perfect complement to all those doughnuts!
- COOP Ale Works: Adding to the bottomless mimosas that will circulate through Art of Brunch, COOP Ale Works is bring its popular lineup of beers and pairing them with juices. Introducing beer-mosas. Genius, right?
- Joullian Vineyards: The Oklahoma City winery founded nearly four decades ago by Ed Joullian and Dick Sias is delivering one of the most essential ingredients of a successful brunch: rosé, and lots of it.
- Café Contemporary: Chef Neely Hopper is going all-in, bringing family recipes into the modern age with her grandmother’s recipe for rich biscuits. These many-layered biscuits are, as Hopper said, so buttery that Art of Brunch attendees might not need to add any. She is also making an array of delicious homemade jams that combine savory herbs with sweet fruits. “Like, my favorite this time of year is white peach and basil jam,” Hopper said. “I’m also making strawberry basil jam, blueberry rosemary jam and a nectarine thyme jam.” Hopper will also serve some of the best Bloody Marys in the city, but we’re biased.
Time is running out: Purchase Art of Brunch tickets now — you need to sample all of these hungry-making bites and booze!
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