Anja Grommons

Turntable Brunch at Green Door Distillery

Anja Grommons
Turntable Brunch at Green Door Distillery

We alluded to a Turntable pop-up brunch in our last post, so let us tell you a little more about it. Along with the Turntable pop-up dinners, Chef Denise Miller and Chef Paul Vugteveen will be turning the table on brunch as well. We had the pleasure of tasting the offerings and let us tell you, it was everything we were looking for in a brunch and more.

First, we tried out Chef Paul’s Root Vegetable Hash. Constructed with caramelized onions, house-made vegan herbed-mozzarella, and tangy hollandaise, this was certainly the best breakfast hash we have ever had. We paired it with a side of house-made vegan bacon which, of course, gets a VegOut thumbs up as well.

Next, we tried a vegan take on a southern-inspired favorite: Chicken & Waffles. This classic consisted of a jumbo waffle topped with vegan butter and jumbleberry glaze and served with chef Denise’s house-made Chicken-ish. While the recipe is a secret, she let us know this crispy mock chicken is protein-rich, making for a satisfying meat substitute. Even your most carnivorous friends will love this dish.

On to the Quiche. Chef Paul outdid himself with this breathtakingly beautiful and delicious vegan quiche. With kale, beet, leek, and house-made vegan feta, what’s not to love? This gorgeous brunch classic was served with a side of fresh greens and crunchy radishes.

Last but not least, let’s talk about the muffin. This wasn’t your average baked-good. This was a jumbo cranberry muffin topped with vegan butter and jumbleberry glaze. It was warm, soft, and sweet, the perfect treat to end our weekend.

Don’t take our word for it; end your week on a great note by trying out Turntable’s brunch for yourself. Everything is created with love and passion for delicious, socially-just food. If you’re looking to add a little booze to your brunch experience, Green Door Distillery is ready with friendly staff and hand-crafted cocktails, many of which are vegan.

Turntable brunch will be available on the third weekend of the month. The next brunch date is set for March 19 and will be served from 11-3. Note: brunch will not be offered in April, however; as this would conflict with Mother’s Day. Make sure to follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on the upcoming Turntable events.

Anja is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a Graduate Teaching Assistant at WMU currently working toward a Masters of Arts in Family and Consumer Science. Growing up in her parents’ restaurant in northern Michigan instilled in her a lifelong passion for both nutrition and cooking.