I run a popular brunch spot in an artsy New England town. We serve typical brunch fare with a seasonal twist and we offer a fixed price for two hours of bottomless mimosas, which is beloved by many, but what we’re best known for is our Bloody Mary Bar. It’s really something to experience.
Essentially the base is the same- we have an in house Bloody Mary mix that we make fresh daily. With the Bloody Mary Bar, You can choose to add extra horseradish, you can pick your level of spice, choose 3 out of 6 standard garnishes (celery, jalapenos, hot cherry peppers, miniature dill pickles, olives, or pepper jack cheese cubes), add specialty garnishes at an extra charge (shrimp, bacon, or a miniature grilled cheese), and the standard garnishes: pea shoots with both a lemon and a lime wedge.
It’s such a huge hit and attracts Bloody Mary connoisseurs from all over. We’ve been reviewed in several food publications which focus mainly on the Bloody bar, but also do showcase some of our actual food. We’ve had celebrities brunch with us as well. It’s wonderful for our business and local tourism. We’re very lucky to have come up with something that people truly enjoy.
Now for my secret weapon: my Cuisinart food processor. We are constantly pushing out Bloody Mary after Bloody Mary, so we need to be very prepared. I’m up bright and early on brunch days (Thursday-Sunday) making the Bloody Mary mix in my Cuisinart Food Processor. I plan it out so the bulk of it is made before we even open up, but I make sure batches are made throughout the day as needed by gauging what is happening in town, how many people are on the waitlist (we don’t take formal reservations), and what the pace of the crowd looks like, usually up until an hour before our closing time. Sometimes later, depending on how things are moving along and what the overall vibe is like.
When something big is happening in town, like a parade or some other kind of festivity, we get two Cuisinart food processors running to up the production of the Bloody Mary mix. During times like these, we’re churning out almost double of what we would on a regular weekend. It’s a lot of work but once it’s all over it’s well worth it.
Since these appliances see so much use, things tend to wear out and blades get dull over time. I make sure that I’m regularly ordering replacement parts so we’re never without something when it comes time that it wears out. There’s no telling when that might happen, and I prefer to be prepared. I order all of my Cuisinart dfp 14 parts through KitchenWorksInc. They’re all actually made by Cuisinart, which is reassuring.
Never in my wildest dreams would I think that I’d have as much success as I’ve achieved with this brunch restaurant. I’m grateful for every part of it, and I’m happy to have created something that is so enjoyed by others. It’s really been a dream come true.