Among the most flexible meals of the day, brunch is a leisurely affair which merges the best of all meals. Elegance and decadence are the keys to a perfect brunch, which brings together breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes without any hesitation. Serve fruity drinks, such as mimosas made with fresh-squeezed orange juice, stuffed French toast, chicken dishes, carved roast beef and casserole-style sides. This is one meal where guests can bring a dish without any fear of interfering with a planned menu. Lay out dishes on a buffet and allow your friends and family to sample what they like. Remember to include some unusual condiments, such as flavored butter and syrup as well as marmalade and jelly for guests to try. Linger over coffee, dessert and drinks. If you make a perfect Bloody Mary, this is the meal where it would be most welcome – and of course be sure to lend us your recipe!