MENU: A BAGEL BRUNCH

This is a great hot weather menu, since the only heat needed on the day it’s served is proximity of the bagels to a toaster. It also is admirable as a hangover brunch.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  a dozen assorted bagels, bought freshly baked the morning of the brunch
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  1 pound plain cream cheese, softened and transferred to a bowl
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   1 pound smoked or cured salmon
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  1 pound smoked whitefish or sable, each garnished with fresh dill and lemons cut into small wedges
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   SMOKED TROUT SALAD
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  4 ounces salmon roe, nestled into a bowl of crushed ice
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  1 English cucumber, 1 bunch radishes, 1 small red onion, all thinly sliced and 2 sliced beefsteak tomatoes (only if   they’re in season)
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  SUMMER FRUIT SALAD WITH POPPY SEED DRESSING
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   ELLEN’S POPPYSEED BUNDT CAKE
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   24TH STREET SPRITZ

This menu is based in part on a menu from San Francisco’s Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen printed in Bon Appetit Magazine on May 6, 2014.

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