Set to Serve: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

A meal inspired by the classic movie

A little sparkle and shine can go a long way toward improving the day, so we applied the Tiffany treatment to a breakfast setting and looked to Capote’s enthralling tale of glamour girl Holly Golightly for tabletop ideas and culinary cues.

Breakfast at Tiffany's table

Timeless Style

Audrey Hepburn and Tiffany & Co. were symbols of style long before Truman Capote’s novella was turned into the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s, but it was the film that brought the icons together and also inspired this setting.

 

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Shine Bright

Start the day with style. Crisp linens and fresh flowers set the stage for an elegant and enjoyable meal, while easy recipes presented with gourmet flair make the menu approachable and impressive. In a sea of white, silver sparkles like diamonds in the form of beaded chargers, rimmed china, and napkin embellishments.

 

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Touches of Tiffany’s

Tiffany blue gift boxes and flower napkin rings from etsy.com lend a touch of class; the only other pop of color comes from the delicious dishes to be served.

 

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Fresh Flair

Better than a prize in a box of Cracker Jack, thoughtful details show you care. Fill the buffet with fresh fruit, nuts, and coffee, and let guests help themselves to refreshments between courses. End the meal by presenting a ribbon-wrapped token of your affection.

 

A menu with character

For a cinema-themed occasion such as this, consider naming the recipes after prominent places or characters from the film. It’s a simple and playful way to underscore a party theme, and it gives you a chance to shine in the starring role of hostess extraordinaire.

This menu starts with Moon River Mimosas and Golightly Ambrosia. Heart-shaped Goat Cheese-and-Chive Scones are paired with Sally Tomato Relish. Breakfast is not complete without a good egg dish. Here, we have Socialite Shirred Eggs with Prosciutto and Spinach. Fred Baby’s Pecan Waffles with Bananas Foster Topping completes the special offering.