Somewhere between the crack of dawn and afternoon siesta lies the delicious and wonderfully lazy affair known as brunch; one of the many things to love about the weekend. Whether your tastes buds crave savory or sweet (or a combination of both), Missouri offers a variety of destinations to enjoy indulgent dishes and fully sanctioned day drinking. These restaurants feature Missouri wines on their menu. Take this opportunity to pair a glass of Missouri wine (or a bottle) with your favorite brunch options.
Order the Milton Potato Cake at Columbia’s Broadway Brewery in The District with a glass of Adam Puchta Winery’s Norton. The Milton cheddar in this potato croquette complements the bold blackberry and black cherry aromas and flavors of the wine.
Harrisonville’s Forged by Fire offers a breakfast biscuit topped with egg, cheese, and bacon, sausage or ham that tastes delicious with a glass of Red Fox Winery’s Chambourcin. This medium-bodied wine bursting with currants and cherries goes well with a variety of grilled meats and cheeses.
Sunday brunch at Voltaire in Kansas City should include a steaming bowl of shrimp and grits with gulf shrimp and andouille topping creamy, Anson Mill’s grana padano grits, charred tomato and scallion and soft boiled egg. Pair with Amigoni Urban Winery’s Sauvignon Blanc, an easy-drinking wine that is light and seafood friendly.
Rooster’s South Grand and downtown locations are St. Louis brunch staples. Enjoy the zucchini, roasted tomato, red onion, spinach, mushroom scramble over potatoes with Augusta Winery’s Vidal Blanc. The clean summer feel of this wine is an impeccable match to the veggies in the scramble.
Visit Farmington on a Sunday and order the Grilled Pork Chop and Cakes at 12 West Bar and Grill with a glass of Twin Oaks Vineyard Two Brothers Rose. This award-winning Catawba and Concord blend is intense and fruity and goes perfectly with the brown-sugar-marinated pork chop resting on a potato pancake and topped with fried apples and eggs.
Try the Chicken and Waffles at Les Bourgeois Vineyards Blufftop Bistro with a glass of their Solay. With no oak aging to mask the intense tropical fruit overtones, this wine pairs well with the panko-crusted chicken tenders over Belgian waffles topped with fresh fruit compote.
Boozy brunch… it’s a thing. Find your perfect pairing at one of the Show-Me State’s tasty options. Don’t forget to tag your pics #missouriadventure.