Make it a La Marca Prosecco Brunch #CONTEST

Isn’t Prosecco the perfect brunch drink? The bubbles add a touch of class to any gathering.

I was given a bottle of La Marca Prosecco to experiment with. I was in love after one taste. La Marca has notes of citrus and peach and has a light, floral aroma. It’s sublime, and at less than $20 a bottle, it’s very affordable.

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La Marca Prosecco got its name after the La Marca Trevigiana zone, located in the heart of Italy’s Prosecco region, where grapes for their Prosecco are grown. Founded more than 40 years ago, La Marca winery joins tradition and innovation, crafting award-winning Prosecco that captures the essence of the region in every bottle. The result is a sophisticated, bright sparkling wine that adds affordable luxury to any gathering.

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I invited my sister over for some brunch this weekend. We had so much fun making hollandaise sauce from scratch, and making raspberry french toast roll ups (Thanks Blogilates for the yummy recipe!). We also enjoyed our lovely bottle of La Marca Prosecco. Of course being the budding mixologist that I am, I decided to experiment with a cocktail recipe.

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I bought a bottle of Elderflower Liquor from Pemberton Distillery. This small distillery has an online store where you can buy an assortment of organic, small batch spirits. Nothing less than that was good enough for my bottle of La Marca.

La Marca Elderflower Fizz

Ingredients:

1/2 part Elderflower Liqueur
Top with La Marca Prosecco

Add Elderflower Liqueur to the bottom of a chilled champagne flute and top with La Marca Prosecco.

Simple and delicious.

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Another use for La Marca Prosecco? How about making a Prosecco reduction? Here’s the recipe share by Kevin Prendergast, Executive Chef at the Hilton Toronto.

La Marca infused ricotta cheese with herbs, Canadian Prosciutto, wild flower honeycomb, toasted walnuts, and figs glazed in La Marca Prosecco, orange zest.

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Ingredients:

500 mL (2 cups) La Marca Prosecco
15 mL (1 tsbp.) wild flower honey
2-3 fresh or dried figs
125 mL (1/2 cup) ricotta cheese
3-4 slices prosciutto
3-4 pieces toasted walnuts
1 wild flower honeycomb
chives, edible flowers, to garnish
Methods:

La Marca Prosecco Reduction:

500 mL (2 cups) La Marca Prosecco
15 mL (1 tsbp.) wild flower honey
Combine both ingredients together in sauce pan over medium heat (275F) and reduce until light golden syrupy consistency about 1/4 of a cup remaining and cool to room temperature.
Glazed Figs:

2-3 fresh or dried figs
30 mL (2 tbsp.) La Marca Prosecco reduction
Gently toss the fresh or dried figs into the La Marca Prosecco reduction and set aside to marinate.
La Marca Prosecco Spiked Ricotta with Fresh Herbs:

125 mL (1/2 cup) ricotta cheese
5 mL (1 tsp.) La Marca Prosecco reduction
Handful of chopped chives
Combine ingredients in a small mixing bowl and mix well, season with salt and pepper to taste and set aside in the fridge.
Plate assembly: With a small spatula, spread 50 grams of La Marca infused ricotta. Place 3-4 slices prosciutto, 3-4 pieces toasted walnuts, wild flower honeycomb, and edible flower garnish on the La Marca ricotta in an artistic fashion. Serves two as a shared plate. Enjoy!

Want to host your own epic brunch? I’m giving away a bottle of La Marca Prosecco AND a $100 prepaid VISA gift card. Here’s how to enter:

  1. Tweet this: “Make mine a #LaMarcaProsecco brunch. I entered to win a $100 VISA gift card from @MaryinVancity http://wp.me/p17nmD-2zl”
  2.  Like MaryinVancity on Facebook
  3.  Leave a comment below telling me what your favourite brunch menu item is.

Winner will be announced on Tuesday August 31 at 5pm. Good luck!

UPDATE: Congrats @whythisbox – You’ve won the giveaway!

99 Comments Add yours

  1. Natalie says:

    I love crepes for brunch! Sweet and savory, yum!

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  2. Anne Taylor says:

    I love Eggs Benny for brunch!

    Thanks

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  3. I love a good egg salad for brunch! :)

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  4. cecichickpea says:

    My favourite brunch item is Eggs Benedict!

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  5. Eggs Benny with avocado, or pulled pork hash with poached eggs and hollandaise with fresh fruits

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  6. nomnombearinyvr says:

    I love a good California Eggs Benny!!

    Jeannie Lam

    nomnombearinyvr at hotmail dot com

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  7. Sunshine H says:

    For me, Belgian Waffles with fresh fruit of the season and whipped cream!

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  8. Joan Kubes says:

    I like a nice light omelet with asparagus for brunch.

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  9. sschool2010 says:

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/JustPlainSuzi/status/636141735933030400 I like you on Facebook and I would have it with crepes – so tasty! (Suzi)

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  10. Jeanne says:

    Eggs Benny for breakfast..yum!

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  11. I’m a huge fan of waffles, sweet or savory, I’ll have them any way! cheers

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  12. Melissa Jade Greco says:

    I like having Eggs Benny for brunch!

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  13. whythisbox says:

    Love those recipes, Mary!
    Would love to win this prize!

    My fave brunch item is always.. eggs benny, any type!!

    Cheers,
    Danielle (@whythisbox)

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  14. Krista M says:

    A cheesy delicious omelette loaded with bacon, ham & veggies!

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  15. dawn walsh says:

    pancakes and sauage

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  16. michie2003 says:

    I like gluten free bread

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  17. Cindy Smith says:

    Mimosas 😄

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  18. Carolyn M says:

    Mmmm I love pretty much all brunch recipes! :-) Especially savory ones like a cheesy frittata or quiche.

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  19. Nicole B says:

    I love crepes!

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  20. Bo Simms says:

    My favorite brunch item is pancakes with fruit.

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  21. Julie says:

    Omelettes are my favourite! But I must admit, your recipes look fantastic!

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  22. Debbie F says:

    Eggs benny with bacon and tomato

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  23. Neal says:

    Eggs, bacon and homefries!

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  24. Emily Collins says:

    Waffles! And possibly mimosas ;)

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  25. taryn says:

    Really thick pieces of fruit and spice toast with heaps of butter and hot chocolate with a marshmallow

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  26. I love my waffles with fruit

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  27. Jan says:

    eggs benny are almost always my choice

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  28. Jan says:

    Like you on FB!

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  29. Emily C says:

    I love French toast.

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  30. Holly MacRitchie says:

    My favourite brunch item is cinnamon rolls!
    Shared on twitter – https://twitter.com/wrightholl/status/636627878592016385
    Liked on FB – Holly MacRitchie

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  31. ginette4 says:

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    My favourite brunch item is omelettes, loaded with cheese and hot peppers

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  32. michelle matta says:

    crepes are the perfect brunch because they can be sweet or savoury depending on your mood

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  33. Ana S says:

    My favourite bruch is eggs Bennie!

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  34. Mary warner says:

    Blueberry crepes

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  35. Erin W says:

    My fav brunch food has to be savoury waffles!

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  36. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    I love a casserole including back bacon, Egg Creations, whole-grain sprouted bread, and cheese–delicious with fruit!

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  37. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I love Crepes!

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  38. Florence C says:

    I like waffles, fresh fruit and fresh whipped cream for brunch.

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  39. crepes are my favorite brunch item.

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  40. Edith Rennes says:

    Eggs benny for me

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  41. Kim M says:

    I like a frittata

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  42. Darwin Chau says:

    I like a good Eggs Benny for brunch.

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  43. ksceviour says:

    Pancakes and bacon!

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  44. ksceviour says:

    tweeted also @ksceviour,and like on facebook (Karla Sceviour)

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  45. aarone mawdsley says:

    i like omelettes

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  46. Michelle Coles says:

    Eggs Benedict is my favorite brunch!!

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  47. BlessedTA says:

    French toast and eggs

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  48. Jelly says:

    La Marca Elderflower Fizz! Yum!

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  49. michie2003 says:

    I love eggs and hash browns

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  50. Alisa Petrisch says:

    Love French Toast and Crepes as a delicious brunch meal!

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  51. Suzanne G says:

    My favourite item is Belgian Waffles with strawberries, custard and whip cream.

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  52. Edmond says:

    Yay, tweeted @edmond18 , liked @ Edmond.leung.908. OMG, luv eggs & muffins. Divine. Wow, prize Visa gc is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. :) Pick me, pick me! Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest. Starving artist here desperately needs the gc to shop and eat. A life changing exp.

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  53. Tammy Dalley says:

    My favorite is french toast and hash browns! I like you on facebook & tweeted @tammykayv

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  54. kristen visser says:

    following on Facebook (kristen visser)
    Tweeted (@krishabv)
    my favorite brunch item is western sandwich

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  55. Pam says:

    My fave brunch item is stuffed french toast.

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  56. Eldon says:

    My favourite brunch menu item is an egg salad

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  57. angela m says:

    Tweet https://twitter.com/flower_child_23/status/636916087297323008
    Liked you on facebook (angela marriott)
    My favorite Brunch item is Pancakes

    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  58. Lisa Neutel says:

    liked on facebook Lisa Knox Neutel
    tweeted @neutkidz
    for brunch i like hashbrowns and pastries

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  59. voodoo1973 says:

    I “liked” your fb page and tweeted! I love a veggie omelet and sour dough toast for brunch:)

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  60. Edith Rennes says:

    I really enjoy eggs benny

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  61. I love scrambled eggs!

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  62. tabby says:

    classic lemon crepes.

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  63. Kate says:

    I love shakshuka for brunch, but also any type of breakfast tacos

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  64. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I love omelettes

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  65. piroska says:

    I tweeted.
    My favourite brunch is omelettes (cheese, mushrooms, ham, tomatoes).

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  66. wai man says:

    Belgian Waffles with strawberrie

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  67. Tricia Hope says:

    I like eggs benedict using crab instead of ham

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  68. Edith Rennes says:

    My fav is eggs benny

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  69. Danielle Nantau says:

    Tweeted: @lintonsrus
    Liked: Danielle Lesperance-Nantau

    My favorite brunch item is a breakfast burrito :)

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  70. Tony says:

    I love cheese omelettes!

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  71. DianeG says:

    Eggs Benedict for me please.

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  72. I like Mary in Vancity on Facebook

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  73. My favorite brunch item is breakfast taco’s

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  74. Lisa English says:

    raspberry french toast roll ups is my new favourite

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  75. Linda says:

    I like crepes for brunch.

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  76. I like a grilled cheese sandwich

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  77. Edith Rennes says:

    Eggs benny would be my choice

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  78. Edith Rennes says:

    Love love eggs Benny

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  79. Rachael Bhardwaj says:

    i love french toast for brunch!

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  80. Tracy D says:

    I love eggs benny! Liked and tweeted, thank you! https://twitter.com/tracydeanne/status/638115171781746689

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  81. Phyllis W. says:

    I like Eggs Benny for brunch.

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  82. My favorite brunch item is Maple French Toast!

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  83. Sandra S says:

    I love smoked salmon on a fresh baguette with cream cheese, onions and caper
    following on twitter: https://twitter.com/Sandra516/status/638197767404318720
    and liked you on facebook

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  84. Meg says:

    Bacon and egg sandwiches.

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  85. Aliya D says:

    I’m a really big fan of eggs at brunch; I like them served any which way, whether as Eggs Benedict, Scrambled or in a Quiche.

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  86. Edith Rennes says:

    I’ll have eggs benny anytime

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  87. Bethany Gallinger says:

    I love crepes. Plain crepes, crepes with ice cream, crepes with fruit, crepes with maple syrup, crepes with icing sugar.

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    1. Bethany Gallinger says:

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  88. Caelin W says:

    Eggs Benedict!

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  89. mike says:

    hash browns!

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  90. Shellye Echeverria says:

    My favorite brunch item would have to be egg white omelet with feta, spinach, tomatoes, onions and avocado, with a small side salad, drizzled with a lite balsamic vinaigrette!

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  91. DianeG says:

    I like MaryinVancity on Facebook

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  92. Sherry K says:

    For brunch, I love scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese on top and a lot of bacon.

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