Weekend Plans: A Meal and A Museum

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Today is International Museum Day and it’s the perfect excuse to plan an active and educational day with the entire family. Make a reservation at Copper Canyon Grill or Stanford Grill this weekend to add a delicious meal to your itinerary. We are sure the whole family will love this idea!

Stop by for Sunday brunch and spend the rest of the afternoon exploring a local museum. You can also pay us a visit during lunch or dinner after spending a day of learning on Saturday. In honor of International Museum Day, we are sharing some local museums close to each of our locations in Maryland and Orlando.

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Gaithersburg, MD | Glenstone: A modern art museum seamlessly integrating art, architecture, and landscape into a serene and contemplative environment to form a unique connection between art and visitor.

Glenarden, MD | Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center: Local museum celebrating and inspiring the community through the cultivation, preservation, and presentation of the cultural and artistic contributions of African Americans in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

Silver Spring, MD | National Museum of Health and Medicine: Pioneering museum established during the Civil War as the Army Medical Museum, a center for the collection of specimens for research in military medicine and surgery.

Orlando, FL | SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology: A unique museum with many animal skeletons celebrating vertebrate life by providing guests with an engaging adventure full of discovery, with the hopes that through education, we will help cultivate an appreciation of the natural world and ultimately lead to conservation for the future.

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Columbia, MD | National Cryptologic Museum: This National Security Agency’s museum highlights code-making artifacts and exhibits. The museum houses a collection of thousands of artifacts that collectively serve to sustain the history of the cryptologic profession.

Rockville, MD | Beall-Dawson Museum: A restored 19th-century abode built circa 1815 for Upton Beall and his wife and daughters. Beall, from a prominent Georgetown family, was Clerk for the Court of the county, and he wanted a home that would reflect his wealth and statues.

A walk around an interesting museum and a delicious meal at your favorite Copper Canyon Grill or Stanford Grill sound like the perfect weekend plans to us! Join us this weekend and bring the whole family. We can’t wait to hear everything that you learned at the museum!

Hop Over to Our Easter Brunch

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We’ve got your Easter Day plans covered at Stanford Grill Columbia and Copper Canyon Grill Gaithersburg! This Sunday, April 16th, get the family together and join us for a delicious Easter Sunday Brunch. Stanford Grill will be opening its doors at 10 am to accommodate the holiday and both restaurants will offer special Easter brunch menus alongside featured cocktails for your enjoyment.

Easter Brunch Mimosa and Bloody Mary

Indulge in one of the many tasty dishes at Copper Canyon Grill, including Crab Cakes Benedict, Chicken & Waffles, Breakfast Burrito, and other favorites. Then, let us treat you to a Bloody Mary, French Press Coffee, or other selected beverages with your brunch item.

Easter Brunch Bacon

Stopping by Stanford Grill Columbia? The menu will include a great selection of Eggs Benedict, classic breakfast dishes (Blueberry Pancake Triple Stack, anyone?), as well as lunch fare that will include our delectable Stanford Cheeseburger. You’ll also enjoy a complimentary beverage with your brunch selection. Sign us up for a Mimosa!

Easter Brunch Pancakes

We can’t wait to welcome you and your family this Sunday! Want to reserve your table before the festivities? Feel free to make a reservation through OpenTable for Copper Canyon Grill Gaithersburg here and for Stanford Grill Columbia here, or just give us a call.

How to Make: Eggs Benedict

575230_703181216360267_465709478_nOne of our favorite days of the week is Friday, and not just because it’s the start of the weekend, but also because our Sunday brunch is only an arm’s length away! If you have visited Stanford Grill or any of our Copper Canyon Grills, you have probably come face to face with our delicious Eggs Benedict! It’s so hard to resist once that savory hollandaise aroma hits your nose…

If it is difficult to get our Eggs Benedict off your mind after giving it a little taste, have no fear because today we would like to share with you a quick-and-easy recipe to make your very own at home!

Ingredients

3 tbsp white wine vinegar
4 large fre range eggs
2 toasting muffins
1 batch hot hollandaise sauce
4 slices Parma ham

Directions

1. Bring a deep saucepan of water to the boil (at least 2 liters) and add the vinegar. Break the eggs into 4 separate coffee cups or ramekins. Split the muffins, toast them and warm some plates.

2. Swirl the vinegared water briskly to form a vortex and slide in an egg. It will curl round an set to a neat round shape. Cook for 2-3 minutes, then remove with a slotted spoon.

3. Repeat with the other eggs, one at a time, re-swirilng the water as you slide in the eggs. Spread some sauce on each muffin, scrunch a slice of ham on top, then top with an egg. Spoon over the remaining hollandaise and serve at once.

Easy, right? Enjoy!

Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother’s day is fast approaching, so give your Mom a Mother’s Day she’ll never forget at her favorite Blue Ridge Group Restaurant! We’ll be holding our Sunday Brunch from 10-2pm on May 11th to celebrate your Mom and will be hosting live jazz at our Stanford Grill location.
Our brunch selections include favorites like our Eggs Benedict and our French Toast in Grand Marnier cream sauce. See our complete brunch menu on our website.
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For reservations or catering inquiries, dial any of our locations!
Stanford Grill, Columbia, MD (410) 312-0445
Copper Canyon Grill, Silver Spring, MD (310) 589-1330
Copper Canyon Grill, Gaithersburg, MD (240) 631-0003
Copper Canyon Grill, Glenarden, MD (310) 322-8600

Weekends are for Brunch!

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Eggs Benedict – Not Just for Special Occasions Anymore!

At Copper Canyon and Stanford Grill, one of our favorite brunch items is, of course, Eggs Benedict. However, many of our patrons are reluctant to make it at home because they see it as a daunting task, reserved only for special occasions like Mother’s Day brunch or trying to impress overnight guests. Quite the contrary, Eggs Benedict is really quite simple, using very few ingredients. After the toasted English muffin and ham or bacon all that’s really left is the two intimidating feats of Eggs Benedict: the Hollandaise sauce and poached egg. If you have a skillet and a blender, it’s simple to master either element.

For a four-person serving of Hollandaise sauce you will need:

– 10 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted

– 3 egg yolks

– 1 Tbsp lemon juice

– ½ teaspoon salt

– A dash of cayenne pepper or tabasco

Add the yolks, lemon juice, and salt to the blender and blend on a medium-high setting for about thirty seconds until the eggs are light in color. Then, turn the blender down and slowly pour in the butter, making sure it is not too hot from being melted, to prevent cooking the egg yolks. Add cayenne or tabasco to taste.

If you are new to poaching eggs, a good method for beginners is to use a wide, nonstick skillet filled with an inch and a half of water. Place each egg in a separate custard cup while the water is brought to a slight simmer. Once simmering, add a tablespoon of white wine vinegar, to prevent the yolks and whites of the eggs separating, and slowly push the custard cup with the egg into the water, letting it pour in the water. Wait about four and a half minutes and make sure the heat of the water is maintained. When time is up, fish out each egg with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel.

Then place the poached egg on a toasted english muffin, bacon or ham, and pour with your homemade Hollandaise sauce.

Now there is no excuse not to make Eggs Benedict every weekend for yourself. Happy eating!

Mother’s Day Brunch

If there is anyone in this world who deserves a day dedicated to them, it’s our moms.  Luckily for them, Mother’s Day is tomorrow which is Sunday, our favorite day of the week!  We can’t think of a better way to bring the family together than our Sunday Brunch.  At our Silver Spring, MD Copper Canyon location and at Stanford, you and your family can celebrate the most special lady in your life over sweet offerings like our French Toast with caramelized bananas and Grand Marnier cream sauce or a Triple Stack of either blueberry or banana nut pancakes.  Of course, if you don’t have much of a sweet tooth, our other breakfast classics such as Eggs Benedict, Eggs Florentine, Omelets, and even Filet Mignon Benedict should be equally enticing!

Did we mention the complimentary refreshments? Everything from coffee, orange juice, and tea to Bloody Marys, Bellinis, Screwdrivers and Mimosas!

Mom’s always deserve the best, and for this year’s Mother’s Day, let us provide her with the “breakfast in bed” while you get to enjoy her company.

Don’t forget to make your reservations!

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Sunday Brunch: Eggs Benedict

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A classic American breakfast we love to share at our Sunday Brunches at Copper Canyon Grill Silver Spring is the one and only Eggs Benedict. Two halves of an English muffin, poached eggs, Canadian bacon, and Hollandaise sauce make for a savory fusion of flavor that will jump-start your day on the right foot!

 

Many who are new to the infamous Eggs Benedict always ask the question: What is Hollandaise sauce, exactly?  Well, it is a rich and buttery combination of egg yolk and liquid butter that is seasoned with lemon juice, salt, and either white or cayenne pepper! It has a mild but tangy flavor that adds just the right amount of kick to your eggs.


So now that you have the low-down, see you Sunday?