The best things to buy for a brunch at home


Rosca de reyes du Chastain

Pastry chef Christian Castillo du Chastain has put everything in place this year with the holiday pastry. There was chocolate babka for Hanukkah and sandwich cookies for Christmas. Soon, cranberry and orange bread for breakfast and rosca de reyes for Epiphany, the January 6 celebration of the arrival of the three kings. We had the chance to try a preview of the bread. This brioche ring in olive oil is garnished with tender slices of candied orange, slivered almonds and pieces of icing sugar. And, as if that weren’t enough, it’s filled with pastry cream, a perfect treat for the start of the New Year. We also bet that it is a foreshadowing of what Castillo will imagine for Mardi Gras.

$ 25. Order by e-mail [email protected] or call the restaurant. The bread can be picked up Jan.6, between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m., at 4320 Powers Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404-257-6416.


Prosecco from La Gioiosa. Courtesy of La Gioiosa

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Prosecco from La Gioiosa.  Courtesy of La Gioiosa
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Prosecco from La Gioiosa. Courtesy of La Gioiosa

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Prosecco from La Gioiosa

Some people think that no brunch is complete without a bottle (or more) of prosecco. Most often made in a sparkling style, prosecco is also available in sparkling and flat versions. Sparkling wine is a popular choice for celebrations large and small, and is generally appealing for its effervescence and affordability. We tasted Prosecco DOC Treviso from La Gioiosa. The vineyard, run by the Moretti Polegato family in the province of Treviso in Italy, is a leader in the production of environmentally friendly wines and seeks to achieve Biodiversity Friend certification. This prosecco is a lovely straw yellow color and is refreshing, with a fruity aftertaste. The bubbles are persistent, this prosecco therefore holds its appeal to the bottom of the flute.

$ 14.99 per 750 milliliter bottle. Available from and

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