Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Generations Birthday Brunch

I love getting my friends together for my birthday and I'm always looking for something different to do. I have had a Brewer's playoff party, Monday Night Football (Packers vs. Vikings) bar party, Badgers Game Party (sensing a sports theme), Brewery tour, bonfire on a frigid night, and sushi dinner to name a few.

27th Birthday at my apartment during the Brewers Playoff games.

28th Birthday at Sporties for the MNF Packers V. Vikings Game

29th Birthday at Milwaukee Brewing Company with the 2 birthday boys!
30th Birthday party at New Berlin Ale House for a Badgers Game
This year I went completely different and with my birthday falling on a Sunday morning, decided on brunch. I hemmed and hawed between a few spots in downtown and decided that Generations at Five Points was going to be the best. So I put in my reservation and sent out the invites.

I started the morning with a walk for the Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation at Carroll University. I ran this last year, but knowing my brunch was after, I decided a walk with some good friends would be a nice way to start the day.

I met Bryon Riesch in my work with the Waukesha County Fair and have come to know more about the great work of the Foundation. He is a great guy that is bringing much needed attention to the necessary research for paralysis. His walk in Waukesha is gaining more runners each year.

So my friend Tiffany and I did the walk and then headed back to her house to get ready before brunch.

As I have mentioned in previous posts, (and here) Generations at Five Points is a tapas restaurant in downtown Waukesha. They have a great wine list, creative martinis and wonderful small plates. I suggest 3 - 4 small plates per two people (These delicious dishes are meant to be shared).

Fairly recently, they added Sunday brunch, but that is not served tapas style. In the past, my friend and I have ordered an "appetizer" to the breakfast and then one plate a piece. Our past experiences left us with very happy bellies.

Eggs Benedict - always a great choice

Banana Bread French Toast with Strawberry Sauce and Whipped Cream
Generations reserved my group an area in the back of the restaurant. They have booth benches along the walls and pushed tables and chairs together to make a nice area for my group. We looked over the menu which has a little bit of everything on it for brunch and waited for drinks.

I was able to see some friends that I don't see as often and even found out my niece will be in the same school with my friend's baby in a few years. They are best friends already!
Checking out an older man already - Avery is such a flirt!
I noticed a slight delay in getting drinks to our table but our server was very courteous and kept checking back on us when she could. The Bloody Mary's come with a mini grilled cheese on it - how unique and fancy. I'm not a bloody mary fan but I do like their mimosas and it was just as good as I remembered from last time.
The food did take a bit to come from the kitchen, but when we were served, everyone thought it was very tasty and nicely plated. I'm glad I chose Generations, and I think I may have drummed up some new business for the restaurant.

I'm very excited for their pub to open soon and I'm curious about the food they will be serving there. I already know it's going to be creative and delicious because everything I have had at Generations has been really great.

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