So I learned a new bagel technique at our Faux Mothers’ Day Brunch on Sunday. (That’s a faux day for mothers, not a day for faux mothers.) Ryan is very clever. Instead of putting the capers on top of the lox, where they’ll simply roll off, she sticks them into the cream cheese where they’ll stay secured. I still haven’t decided whether to put the red onion on top of or under the lox. It, too, has the danger of sliding off, but sometimes you need it to be the first thing you contact so that you’ll bite cleanly through it.
So, the order from top to bottom: