Sponsored Post: I am being compensated by noosa yoghurt for this post. All opinions of the delicious breakfast I ate are my own. :)
Last week, I was thrilled to be invited to a breakfast gathering in Fremont at with Trends on Trends and noosa yoghurt, prepared by Chef Renee Erickson at The Whale Wins. The breakfast was a meeting of the minds: creatives from the Seattle area from food to fashion to photography gathered and chatted the morning away.
Even though I’m not a food blogger, I still enjoy food. Eating it, anyway. Quite a bit actually. The spread did not disappoint. To start the morning, there was a noosa yoghurt bar, complete with toppings curated by the chef. I chose Pumpkin with walnuts, which was a sweet yet tart, extremely creamy yoghurt. The walnuts added a nice crunch.
We also were treated to General Porpoise Doughnuts, which is Chef Erickson’s latest venture. Apparently a coffee and doughnut shop will be opening on Capitol Hill soon with the same name… and I can’t wait because the doughnuts were out of this world. I tried the Vanilla Custard and wish I had taken the other two flavors to go. General Porpoise is set to be opened sometime this fall. Hopefully soon. ;)
The main dish for our breakfast soiree was a delicious spin on eggs benedict. Crunchy toast was topped with a poached egg, sliced tomatoes, herbs, and saffron aioli. A side salad was also offered, and considering I’m not one to fill up on salad, it was delicious. The dressing really made the salad, and I wish I had the recipe because I would probably eat a lot more of the green stuff.
Besides the food, it was wonderful to meet many new faces. Typically at events like this I’m meeting fellow style bloggers, and already know quite a few in Seattle. In this group, I didn’t recognize anyone! One thing I did realize: all bloggers are the same. Snapping and staging multiple photos for Instagram and for the blog is common across all creatives, and it’s socially acceptable. In real life with friends and family? Well, we all can commiserate that one.
Overall, it was a treat to start my weekend off with noosa and delicious fare by Chef Erickson. I’d say we’re pretty lucky to have beautiful establishments like this one in Seattle, and such a wonderful creative community.
Have you found a new favorite breakfast spot recently? Where do you enjoy eating in your town? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments! :)
What a gorgeous meal!!! And that eggs Benedict sounds insane. Saffron aioli?! Yes please. What a cool opportunity to get to network and hang out with other bloggers.
I know right?! It was an amazing breakfast and hanging out with other bloggers is always the best!
Love the ambiance I can tell through your pictures! The food looked amazing!!
Thanks Ev, it really was!
Looks like an amazing breakfast! I can’t wait to try General Porpoise when it opens:)
Me too! Her doughnuts are amazing!
Everything looks so yummy! I need to find a new breakfast spot!
Finding great breakfast spot is a necessity! Hope you find a good one soon, Trish!
Yummm that place looks amazing! Sounds like a great time!
It really was! :)
looks like a delicious breakfast! xx,kenz
Thanks Kenz, it was! :)
Looks like an awesome breakfast! I love breakfast! My fiance and I are always looking for new breakfast places. The last one we tried was amazing! Hopefully we find another new one soon!
Trying new and delicious breakfast places is truly the best!
This looks delicious! I’m not a big breakfast eater so my husband and I don’t explore too much when it comes to finding good places to have breakfast. If we want breakfast, we end up at IHOP haha
Haha! Nothing wrong with a classic :)
A little jealous of this event, I have to say, and those donuts look AMAZING!! I bet it was fun meeting new faces!
It really was! Would have loved to see you there though :(
Yum! Everything looks so good and makes me want to run out and eat a donut from a local shop. I love eating at mom and pop’s places, I just went to Chaffin’s with my niece yesterday and let me tell you the cinnamon French toast are to die for ;)
Yum, French toast is one of my favorite morning treats! Jealous!
I keep meaning to go to The Whale Wins! Anyway, looking forward to the opening of that donut shop!
I need to go back now to experience their dinners! And me too!
The waffles seems very scrumptious! I also love the flower arrangement.
Thanks Audrey, it was a beautiful setting!
Oh my god, those donuts look amazing.
They really were! I can’t wait to try more from her!