Friday, December 11, 2009

Friday Night Photos: Brunch at Wild Grape with Some Utah Bloggers

Scones from Wild Grape Bistro Salt Lake CityLast weekend I met up at Wild Grape Bistro with a group of local food bloggers. It was my first time at Wild Grape, and they were very welcoming, starting us out with some complimentary scones which looked great. (I was saving room for brunch, so I didn't indulge.)

I used my teacher voice and managed to get everyone to line up for an official photo. Front row from left: Candace of A Little Blog, Dara of Cookin' Canuck, Becky of Vintage Mixer. Back row from left: Tiffany of Food Finery, Cristie of The Table Runner, Barbara of Barbara Bakes, Chris of Mele Cotte, Maria of Two Peas and Their Pod, and Holly from Phe.MOM.Enon, who did most of the work organizing the brunch.

All the food looked wonderful. I'm not going to try to tell you what everyone ordered, but I will confess what I ate, and it wasn't this healthful-looking fruit plate.

Anyone who knows me could have predicted I'd have the Eggs Benedict, but I did give away the potatoes in at least a token attempt to keep the meal diet-friendly. (Thumbs up on the Eggs Benedict, great hollandaise sauce and perfectly-cooked eggs.)

Here's the group gathered around the table, and with huge windows on two sides, this was a photography challenge to get even a halfway good shot. Thank goodness for Adobe Lightroom!

Nutella-Stuffed Brioche French Toast isn't really the kind of thing that tempts me, but reportedly it was beyond delish.

By this photo Aiden has realized that I've actually taken his picture so now he's hiding next to Holly!

This salad wasn't at my end of the table, so I didn't get details, just a quick shot.

Here's the other side of the table being good sports indulging my photo obsession. (Notice, I like to take photos, but I don't especially like to get in them myself!)

Not sure what the creamy white stuff is on the waffles either, but they certainly looked good.

There was also a cookie swap as part of this get-together, but I passed on that because coming home with a dozen assorted delicious cookies is just not what I need. If you'd like details and recipes for the cookies, check the reports from the other bloggers.

Other Bloggers Report about Brunch and Share Cookie Recipes:
Holly ~ Holiday Cookie Treat Swap Plus Brunch
Maria ~ Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies
Dara ~ Cinnamon and Almond Meringue Star Cookies
Tiffany ~ Brunch and Cookies (Shortbread with Cranberries and Pumpkin Seeds)
Chris ~ Chocolate Marscapone and Peanut Butter Chocolate Ganache Mini Tarts
Barbara ~ Pecan Squares
Becky ~ Ginger Creams
Cristie ~ Holiday Cookie Exchange and Cherry Chocolate Crisps
Candace ~ Cookie Swap

The Wild Grape Bistro
481 E South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: (801)746-5565
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12 comments:

  1. You did a great job capturing the fun! Thanks for posting the pictures! Let's do it again!

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  2. Wonderful write up of our fun event. Your photos look great, I'm going to have to look into that program you mentioned. Thanks for all the tips you shared on Saturday.

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  3. It was a great brunch and so much fun visiting with everyone. You got some great photos!

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  4. I'm jealous of the SLC bunch. Looks like you guys have so much fun and get together often. I want to play too! But it's just a tad to lond of a drive. :(

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  5. It was a fun brunch. I am glad you made it-you got some great photos-like always:)

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  6. I am impressed that you continue to eat well, even years into your South Beach/low glycemic index program. Having the willpower to turn down scones and a cookie swap is clearly a sign of a very strong person! I have always been such a fan of sweet things, it is hard to me to pass things up (and that Nutella filled French Toast would be something I would love!)
    Sandy

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  7. It was a fun time getting together with a few of the Utah bloggers, wasn't it? Megan, we don't do this that often, but we *should* do it more!

    Sandy, thanks! I do sometimes just completely abandon my diet for a very special occasion, but most of the time I find that I can indulge a little (like the eggs benedict) if I keep the brakes on a little (like skipping the potatoes!). And cookies have never been my thing, so it wasn't that much of a sacrifice for me. I think picking a way to manage your weight that works with your own personal food preferences is the most important thing.

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  8. what a great idea... wonder if there are any Kansas bloggers

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  9. Year on the grill, absolutely there are food bloggers in Kansas. Just Google "Kansas food bloggers." I bet you will be amazed!

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  10. Thanks for this! So great! ANd your pic! Well...fab-u-lous! Thanks for recaping a wonderful day. ;)

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  11. It was a fun afternoon and I enjoyed meeting you. Too bad I look drowsy in EVERY photo! See you again soon.

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  12. One of the things I love most about your blog is that you're so completely approachable...it's clear in this post that you love blogging and are happy to help others along the way. I am sure you've inspired many others to follow your lead.

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