4 Scrumptious Recipes for Spring Brunch

Spring Brunch with ONEHOPE

There’s a quote that goes, ”Spring is when life’s alive in every thing.” And this simply so occurs to be true within the meals and wine world, too!

At our ONEHOPE property in Napa Valley, spring provides a refreshing respite from the quick winter days. It breathes new life into every thing we cook dinner and it provides a time for gathering as soon as once more with household and associates over a particular bottle of wine.

To honor the truth that spring has (virtually!) sprung, Dan and Meg are bringing you our go-to spring recipes alongside the proper Wine Membership pairings. From Meg’s Monte Cristo to Dan’s sunny Saturday scrambled eggs, belief us once we say—you’ll make sure you make these scrumptious dishes time and again this season. Bon appétit! 

Spring Brunch Spread ONEHOPE

Saturday Scrambled Eggs & Bacon

We’ve made this staple since day one and it has all the time introduced a way of house and luxury to the property. A few of our signature Saturday morning smells are these of bacon wafting down the hallway, the intense scent of citrus zest from the freshly squeezed orange juice, and the peppers and onions caramelizing in butter. And if that isn’t sufficient to get you off the bed, now we have been recognized now and again to unintentionally set off the smoke alarm from toasting one too lots of Mannequin Bakery’s well-known english muffins. Whether or not company are filling up on a hearty breakfast earlier than a giant day of tastings within the valley, or nursing their hangover from just a few too many glasses of cabernet out by the firepit, the smells and the simplicity of this meals and the ritual itself has all the time introduced our neighborhood collectively. – Dan

Serves 8

Time: 45 minutes

Wine Pairing: Italian Prosecco Millesimato DOC Brut


  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 pink bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 18 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons half & half
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon floor pepper
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated


  1. Soften butter in a big saute pan or range prime griddle over low warmth. Add onions and bell peppers and saute for half-hour, stirring sometimes. The purpose right here is for these to cook dinner down and barely caramelize. 
  2. Crack eggs into a big bowl with salt, floor pepper and half & half and beat with a whisk. Add the eggs into the saucepan, stirring in with a rubber spatula each couple minutes as they start to take form. When they’re solidified and simply barely runny, flip off the burners, add within the grated cheese and let the residual warmth soften it. Take away scrambled eggs from the pan when the cheese is melted and serve whereas sizzling.


Makes 24 strips of bacon

Time: half-hour


  • 24 strips thick lower bacon


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper, and lay bacon strips on prime in a single even layer. Bake within the oven for 20-25 minutes, flipping every strip of bacon after quarter-hour. Take away from the oven and set bacon slices on a plate lined with a paper towel. 

Meg’s Tip: Baking your bacon within the oven leads to crispier bacon and approach much less mess. Your days of bacon grease splattered throughout your range prime are actually over.

Meg’s Monte Cristos

When Jake and I had been just a few years into relationship, we moved to a 600 sf condo by the seaside in Hermosa. Whereas we beloved to entertain, the kitchen was tiny, so making ready meals forward of company arriving was a necessity to scale back the mess and kitchen claustrophobia. One New Yr’s Day, we had been going to be attending the Rose Bowl with associates who had been visiting from out of city, so I took a stab at making Monte Cristos since they are often prepped the day earlier than. They had been so scrumptious that they turned a New Yr’s Day, after which Christmas Day, after which, Easter custom. Heck, now they’re a staple for each brunch we host or attend. – Meg

Yield: 4 sandwiches

Time: quarter-hour to assemble; quarter-hour to cook dinner

Wine Pairing: Sonoma Coast Rosé 


  • 12 slices white bread
  • Mayonnaise, as wanted
  • 4 slices gouda cheese (not smoked)
  • ¼ pound oven roasted turkey, thinly sliced
  • 4 slices swiss cheese
  • ¼ pound honey ham, thinly sliced
  • 4 massive eggs, overwhelmed
  • 1⁄4 cup milk
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Powdered sugar
  • Blackberry jam
  • Maple syrup


  1. On a piece floor, unfold two slices of bread with mayonnaise on one facet every. High one slice of bread with 1 piece of gouda and 3-4 slices of turkey. High the opposite slice of bread with one piece of swiss and 3-4 slices of ham. Create a triple decker sandwich with a 3rd piece of bread within the middle of the 2 slices you’ve simply topped with mayo, cheese, and meat. 
  2. Utilizing your hand gently press the sandwich a bit and lower the crusts off (this helps to pinch and seal the ends). Wrap tightly with plastic wrap, ensuring to compress it a bit.
  3. Refrigerate for at the very least half-hour, ideally in a single day.
  4. Warmth the oil and butter in a skillet over medium-high warmth.
  5. Mix the eggs, milk, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl.
  6. Unwrap the sandwiches, lower them in half on the diagonal, and dip them within the egg batter, to coat evenly.
  7. Gently place every sandwich within the skillet (one or two at a time), and fry, turning as soon as, till golden brown and sizzling, about 5 minutes complete, ensuring to warmth all through.
  8. Switch to a plate, and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve instantly with blackberry jam and maple syrup. Get pleasure from!

Fast professional ideas… 

  1. Whereas the recipe above requires mixing ham and turkey, attempt some with simply ham & swiss and others with simply turkey & gouda. It’s enjoyable to see which mixture company love extra.
  2. Moreover, since I make these the day earlier than, I prefer to take them out of the fridge after I first get up within the morning after which have my espresso, feed the infant and cats, and get my bearings. This helps to heat the sandwiches simply barely in order that they don’t take so lengthy to heat by on the skillet. 

Spring Brunch with ONEHOPE

Quiche Lorraine 

Tailored from NYTimes Cooking Quiche Lorraine recipe HERE

To every their very own, however I’m a giant fan of a savory breakfast. Give me eggs over a yogurt parfait any day. Quiche is ideal as a result of it combines one of many biggest issues in life – buttery pie crusts – with no matter else you wish to throw in. Quiche Lorraine nevertheless, is an absolute traditional so this recipe makes an look at lots of our vineyard and property brunches. Whereas we applaud anybody decided to make their very own pie crust, we predict store-bought is simply high-quality. The bonus is that store-bought pie crusts are available in packs of two so this recipe really makes two quiches – one for having fun with now, and one for popping within the freezer to have available on your subsequent gathering. Get pleasure from! – Meg

Yield: 12 servings

Time: 40 minutes

Wine Pairing: Hospitality Pinot Noir


  • Pastry for 2 nine-inch pies (see pastry recipe)
  • 6 strips bacon
  • 1 massive onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups Gruyère or Swiss cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 6 eggs, flippantly overwhelmed
  • 3 cups heavy cream or 1.5 cup every milk and cream
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly floor pepper
  • Tabasco sauce to style


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 levels.
  2. Comply with the directions on your pie crust as some bake-from-frozen whereas others must pre-bake for a couple of minutes earlier than including the filling.
  3. Line a sheet pan with foil and bake the bacon till crisp, about 20 minutes.
  4. Pour 1-2 tbsp of bacon fats right into a skillet. Prepare dinner the onion within the fats till the onion is clear.
  5. Crumble the bacon and sprinkle the bacon, onion and cheeses over the within of the pie crusts.
  6. Whisk the eggs, cream, nutmeg, salt, pepper and Tabasco sauce to style. Pressure the combination over the onion-cheese combination. Slide the pies onto a baking sheet.
  7. Bake the pies till a knife inserted one inch from the pastry edge comes out clear, about half-hour. Take away to a wire rack. Let stand for five or 10 minutes earlier than serving. As famous above, your quiche may be frozen as soon as it’s baked, so get pleasure from one now and save the opposite for later (when you can resist)!
  8. Pair with Pinot Noir, a mimosa, or rosé to chop by that buttery, savory goodness. Cheers!

Sugar Snap Pea Salad

Sugar Snap Pea Salad

Serves 6

10 minutes

Wine Pairing: Vintner Pinot Grigio

Bud break marks the start of life after the dormancy of winter. Sugar snap peas are considered one of our favorites to develop within the backyard—beginning them from seed within the Automotive Barn, watching with bated breath on the first signal of germination, and thoroughly transplanting “our little infants” as we name them to the backyard as soon as the worry of frost has handed. Sugar snap peas are an early-year reminder of the magic of nature. The tiny tendrils gripping on to its backyard trellis, rising by what appears like leaps and bounds every day, instilling hope for the rising season forward.

The crunchy sugar snap pea is an iconic spring staple that—as soon as mixed with a tangy-meets-sweet dressing of apricot jam, lemon juice, and honey—shortly turned this recipe right into a fan (or fam) favourite. The fruity and nutty taste of the parmesan chunks and the proper pairing of full of life Pinot Grigio, brings this stunning dish to life. – Dan & Meg


  • ½ cup apricot jam
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon floor pepper
  • 24 ounces sugar snap peas, rinsed and dried
  • 8 ounce chunk of parmesan cheese, lower into tough chunks (TIP: use the tip of your knife to “chisel” 1 inch chunks off of the block of parmesan)
  • 2 ounces arugula leaves


  1. Add apricot jam, lemon juice, honey, salt & floor pepper to a medium sized mixing bowl and whisk till mixed. Add in sugar snap peas and parmesan chunks and toss till they’re coated within the jam combination. Add in arugula final and flippantly toss collectively. 

Prepared to go to the kitchen and get cookin’? Don’t neglect to buy spring’s great Wine Membership wines to pair together with your culinary creations. Each buy offers 10% again to your explanation for alternative and helps make a long-lasting affect on this planet. From our ONEHOPE house to yours, completely happy cooking!

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