The football playoffs are about to begin. It may be a good idea to lay a brunch foundation for all of the revelry and couch coaching ahead. We are going to Sunday brunch at the Galileo Club in Richmond California. My application was recently put in for an associate membership. I have been accepted and only have to attend the business meeting to make it official. I can only apply for an associate membership even though I love pasta, Dean Martin and grew up in the Rockridge District an Italian neighborhood. My heritage is not Italian but I am privileged and honored to be accepted as an associate member. We now have dining privileges and will be partaking in Sunday brunch.
The Galileo Club was founded in 1932 in Richmond California. Richmond has seen better days. During World War II this neighborhood thrived with its ship building community. The building is plain except for its marquee sign and Italian colors but once inside you are amazed at the beauty and warmth of this social club. There are two large halls with bars, amenities and even several bocce ball courts. Then there is the main dining hall where the food action happens. Let the brunch begin.
What a spread we have today. Eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, pancakes, potatoes, mimosas, and even a special station for biscuits & gravy were available. Now that is what I am talking about. There was a very special station of home baked goods made by the women’s auxiliary. Cakes, cookies and my all-time favorite, biscotti made for many choices. I had to use restraint with all this great food. I did grab a piece of fruit to make this a healthy meal. This was the perfect way to start out a football Sunday. Look out couch, here I come.