A make-ahead menu that's perfect for a leisurely spring morning

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Roll-ups

Spiced Chicken Filo Pie

Roasted Asparagus with Chopped Egg Salad

Pistachio Scones

Marinated Melons with Mint and Feta

Yogurt Panna Cotta

Spring’s burgeoning warm weather brings opportunities for entertaining outdoors early in the day: It’s the perfect time of year to have friends over for brunch.

This menu takes advantage of some of the season’s best fresh produce, enlivening it with vibrant flavor ― roasted asparagus topped with a caper-studded chopped egg salad, melons marinated with lime juice and mint, strawberries paired with a creamy yogurt panna cotta.

The meal’s centerpiece is a cinnamon-scented chicken and egg filo pie (rendering moot the question of which came first). Most of the dishes can be prepared ahead of time and just assembled or baked in the morning, to keep brunch a relaxed, easy affair.

Serve with

Tangerine Sparklers
Radishes and Olives
White or Sparkling Wine