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2007/03/12 17:18:40 (permalink)

Yuppie Breakfast

I just csme back from City Bakery on W. 18th St./5th Ave in NYC (home of the fabulous $5 Hot Chocolate with homemade marshmallow). They had a catering menu avaialble - there are lots of offices in the area, esp. advertising, design, fashion, etc. area and lots of catered breakfast meetings.

I rememeber breakfast meetings were like Dunkin' Donuts and Cawfee. But this menu offers:
Fruit Platter: Mango, papaya, fresh pineapple, lychees and cherries
Organic Vanilla Yugurt with Granola
Breakfast Sanswihces: Baby BLT on Brioche, Smoked Salmon & Avocado, Gruyere Cheese & Parsey Butter, etc.

Prices? Breakfast buffet: $25/person,bagels,salmon & cream cheese $12/p/p, and so on.

If you were to design an "upscale/trendy" business breakfast menu, what would you add?
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    xannie_01
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    RE: Yuppie Breakfast 2007/03/12 17:30:38 (permalink)
    NYNM,
    i have no idea, but i'd love to live your lifestyle
    for a day.
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    RE: Yuppie Breakfast 2007/03/12 18:53:01 (permalink)
    NYNM- Do you know about City Bakery's "secret" cookie store? It's on 1st Ave just south of 14th street. They sell nothing but cookies and scones ($2.50 a pop- ouch). It's a tiny storefront that's easy to miss except for the stacks of cookies in the windows. Supposedly, the floors and the walls are all made from recycled materials, and the whole operation is "green". The cookies are very good, but a tad greasy and crazy expensive.
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    RE: Yuppie Breakfast 2007/03/12 19:00:10 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by NYNM



    If you were to design an "upscale/trendy" business breakfast menu, what would you add?
    I have no idea. I don't have an upscale or trendy bone in my body. If the menu were up to me there'd be choices such as Denver omelettes, hash browns with onions and green peppers, huevos rancheros, chorizo and eggs, hash and eggs, piggies in a blankie and so on and so on. I'd either convert those yuppie snots to good food or make them hate me. Either way it matters not to me.
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    RE: Yuppie Breakfast 2007/03/12 19:40:40 (permalink)
    "If you were to design an "upscale/trendy" business breakfast menu, what would you add?"

    Since "trendy" is not a part of my vocabulary, I ignore same.

    Since I am the "boss" at my job, and we OFTEN have breakfast get-togethers, my employees are the deciding factor in what we eat, as we all bring in something to share. We do this for holidays also, and also just about anytime we feel stressed. Of most all things mentioned previously, we have had them, and much more. We also have recipe cook-offs from time to time.
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    RE: Yuppie Breakfast 2007/03/12 19:43:48 (permalink)
    Real homemade Corned Beef hash with a perfectly poached egg on top............don't forget to bring the peppermill to the table!
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    RE: Yuppie Breakfast 2007/03/12 20:48:36 (permalink)
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    NYNM,
    i have no idea, but i'd love to live your lifestyle
    for a day.



    yeah, well just wait til I see you in ABQ this summer!!!! Maybe Yuppie Breakfast Burritos with Taos Frre Range Hand-fed Brown Eggs, Cojita Cheese from Jalisco, Organic Hatch Green Chile and Tomatillo Chutney and Handmade Stone Ground 7 Grain Tortillas???
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    RE: Yuppie Breakfast 2007/03/12 20:50:09 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Pigiron

    NYNM- Do you know about City Bakery's "secret" cookie store? It's on 1st Ave just south of 14th street. They sell nothing but cookies and scones ($2.50 a pop- ouch). It's a tiny storefront that's easy to miss except for the stacks of cookies in the windows. Supposedly, the floors and the walls are all made from recycled materials, and the whole operation is "green". The cookies are very good, but a tad greasy and crazy expensive.


    Thanks for the tip. No, I didn't know about it. If I ever go "slumming" around 1st & 14th I'll check it out!!!
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    RE: Yuppie Breakfast 2007/03/12 20:54:12 (permalink)
    nooo, mary and titos or slate street cafe..
    no santa fe yuppie cusine for you!
    we're going where they sabe spanish only!
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    RE: Yuppie Breakfast 2007/03/12 21:08:25 (permalink)
    I prefer breakfasts that arent yuppie.The two just dont seem to go together.
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    RE: Yuppie Breakfast 2007/03/12 21:12:17 (permalink)
    i agree ann..
    i want a homey way to start my morning.
    you would love the frontier!
    http://www.nmgastronome.com/abq/american/frontier.htm
    http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=305
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    RE: Yuppie Breakfast 2007/03/12 21:16:50 (permalink)
    NYNM, here's where i'm taking you.
    http://www.nmgastronome.com/abq/newmexican/mary.htm
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    RE: Yuppie Breakfast 2007/03/12 21:44:24 (permalink)
    Yep,Xannie-right up my alley..And whenever we do make it out for a visit,you can break me in!!
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    RE: Yuppie Breakfast 2007/03/12 22:11:08 (permalink)
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    I'd either convert those yuppie snots to good food or make them hate me. Either way it matters not to me.


    Come on now, you're verging on hypocritical here. People who don't eat like you are "snots"?
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    RE: Yuppie Breakfast 2007/03/12 22:20:44 (permalink)
    Xannie: Looks good to me! C U there this summer
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    RE: Yuppie Breakfast 2007/03/12 22:22:01 (permalink)
    NYNM
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    RE: Yuppie Breakfast 2007/03/12 22:23:45 (permalink)
    Pigiron,
    no one in their right mind wants
    pretense with their hashbrowns
    eggs and coffee.
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    RE: Yuppie Breakfast 2007/03/13 01:32:14 (permalink)
    man, there's a lot of vitriol concerning them durned yuppies. I'm not sure we all even have the same definition of what "one" is. In my travels, I seek out the best food and drink regardless of the clientele. Why should the yuppies have all the best coffee houses, artisan bakeries, bistros and brewpubs to themselves?
    There seems to be a segment of this forum that doesn't want to go beyond diner fare and kid's food.
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    RE: Yuppie Breakfast 2007/03/13 02:33:51 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by mr. sausage

    There seems to be a segment of this forum that doesn't want to go beyond diner fare and kid's food.
    Or, you could consider this:

    Mango, papaya, fresh pineapple, lychees and cherries
    Organic Vanilla Yogurt with Granola
    Baby BLT on Brioche, Smoked Salmon & Avocado, Gruyeres Cheese & Parsley Butter, etc..............

    Do not sound the least bit appetizing to me for breakfast. Especially at 25 bucks a pop. And some of that stuff sounds gaggy at any meal.

    What got to you, the "yuppie snot" part?
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    RE: Yuppie Breakfast 2007/03/13 19:25:51 (permalink)
    That's one thing I love about this great country.... DIVERSITY!

    NYNM - If ordered a baby BLT on brioche in the south they would look at me as if I were from MARS!
    but being in NYC, that could be fairly normal breakfast fare.

    The fruit and yogurt sounds good, I love fresh pineapple and papaya.
    Mango and I don't agree (bad mango experience in Haiti, )

    I would try breakfast your way, but I am of simple taste and southern roots, the DD & Cawfee sounded good too.

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    RE: Yuppie Breakfast 2007/03/13 19:32:53 (permalink)
    i love fresh fruit but 25 bucks is a tad steep
    for my tastes.
    i don't want to think of, much look at food
    before 11 am.
    hubster loves breakfast and doesn't think 7 is too early for
    chowing down.
    to each his/her own.
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    RE: Yuppie Breakfast 2007/03/14 02:07:07 (permalink)
    fresh fruit for breakfast is something I don't get enough of. I love it. Eggs and meat are great, cereal is more common in my house but, c'mon, what's not tasty about mangoes and cherries etc?
    25 dollars per person is steep for most folks but remember, this is Manhattan- where you can't get a walk-in-closet for less than 1000 dollars a month. In a crap neighborhood. Good smoked salmon, fresh fruit, quality baked goods...price wise, about par for the course in NYC.
    By the way, enginecaptain, are you being picked on by yuppies on a regular basis?
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    RE: Yuppie Breakfast 2007/03/14 02:57:45 (permalink)
    Yes I am. Constantly. If you only knew how Fontana has changed, becoming the yuppie capital of the west. How I miss the days of illegal aliens and steel workers, shacky homes and cars up on blocks in front yards. Drug dealing, gangs, nightly gunfire........... the good old days.
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    RE: Yuppie Breakfast 2007/03/14 10:37:40 (permalink)
    Enginecapt, Laugh it the good old days.
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    RE: Yuppie Breakfast 2007/03/14 10:41:49 (permalink)
    Certainly not anything I would go out of my way to get in NYC. LA yes, NYC no.
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    RE: Yuppie Breakfast 2007/03/14 11:15:53 (permalink)
    I attend my fair share of corporate breakfast meetings. They are always the same. Tier 1 - bagels, cream cheese, butter, jellies, coffee, teas, juices. Tier 2 - add fruit, a fruit salad preferred. Tier 3 - add pastries.

    The nicer the catering is, the smaller the pastries are. Even mid-level caterers pre-slice bagels and cut pastries in smaller pieces.

    Hot foods are out. Attendees are mostly trying to discretely feed themselves what they need to get through the morning without the need to excuse themselves. And hot grease is hell on business attire and laptops.

    I'd love a nice mini-sandwich, already prepared, and I could see situations where I might pay a premium to impress an important client (particularly if I were billing it back to them) with something good and different.
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    RE: Yuppie Breakfast 2007/03/14 11:41:44 (permalink)
    I was at a meeting last month, we had "tier 1 to 3" plus hot food, eggs, bacon, sausage, chorizo, ham and potatoes.

    Most of us tried to be good & eat from tier 1 to 3; however the smell of the hot food was so overwhelming that many of us put the fruit & yogurt aside and got some hot food.

    After the huge breakfast feast, many people over ate and appeared to be napping or very restless during the meeting.

    Needless to say the board recommended that at the next meeting we will stick with tier 1 only.
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    RE: Yuppie Breakfast 2007/03/14 11:55:42 (permalink)
    I had to make a presentation to one of these green breakfast groups where everyone brought their own stuff. They had all kinds of yogurt and tufo and other unknown healthy things---so the fact that no one thought to bring anything for the guest was OK with me. The fact that I had driven 200 miles to do them a favor was not a consideration. Even watching them eating that stuff didn't make me hungry. BUT-------as soon as I was done I headed for Dunkin' Donuts. Long live the guys who eat donuts !!!!
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    RE: Yuppie Breakfast 2007/03/15 17:51:16 (permalink)
    I'd have it catered by Waffle House & White Castle. best of both worlds
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    RE: Yuppie Breakfast 2007/03/15 18:04:17 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by CajunKingNYNM - If ordered a baby BLT on brioche in the south they would look at me as if I were from MARS!
    According to the good Dr. Gray, you are from Mars, given the screen name *****King.

    I might like to have some chanterelle or other la-de-dah mushrooms in my omelet, along with onions that aren't yellow, and buckwheat pancakes, especially since I can't even find the flour, but only once, I bet.
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