Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Feast: Tillamook Brunch Village

And so, here it is, the final post of Feast. I think I've detoxed enough from Feast that this post actually made me hungry again and jealous of my own experience. To go back in time to Egg Slut's kimchi fried rice, Mother's Bistro's buttermilk pancakes, cinnamon rolls galore. Ahh, to gain 5 pounds in butter alone. What a life.

Without further ado, drool your way through Thursday, courtesy of moi.

Tillamook Brunch Village

Crater Lake Pina Mimosa

Bread pudding from Teresa Sasser, Puddin' River

Bourbon, apple, sparkling wine cocktail

Buttermilk biscuits and gravy from Lisa Schroeder, Mother's Bistro and Bar

Snagging pics with Jane for the last day!

Kimchi Fried Rice from Alvin Cailan, Egg Slut, Los Angeles, CA

Aviation Gin Fizz

Brisket Barbecue Tacos from Aaron Franklin, Franklin Barbecue, Austin, TX

Ran into and met Sara for the first time!

Pumpkin waffle with whipped cream and walnuts

Whole Foods Bloody Mary Bar

This event, on the final Sunday of Feast weekend (aka hangover day from High Comfort), was by far the best event of the entire weekend! At $75 per person for the 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. event, it featured some of the heartiest portions, most amazing food, and actual cocktails (in addition to tons of bubbly and beer). I left extremely full, extremely tipsy, and extremely satisfied. If you're a brunch person, then this should be a must if you attend Feast. Do be aware that you need to get to the popular stations and get in line early because some of the stars of the event ran out of food. 

Highlights of the event were definitely two of the visiting chefs - Alvin Cailan of Egg Slut in LA with a kimchi fried rice in a tin that defied expectation, and Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue with epic brisket and avocado breakfast tacos. I waited in line for Egg Slut for a good 30+ minutes and four tasters of sparkling rose and champagne. I met a nice man from Tahoe and we chatted for ages in line while sipping drinks. I then hopped right into the massive line for Franklin BBQ right before they ran out of brisket and ate my heavenly taco after talking at length with a couple from Seattle that'd traveled down for Feast. We shared gin fizzes and lamented the heat. I am still dreaming of these two dishes and have half a mind to attempt to recreate the fried rice, but am baffled on how to proceed. Perhaps it's time I write to Bon Appetit and ask them to help me!

Hope you enjoyed the lengthy post, today's Feast coverage, and entire week dedicated to recapping it! Until next year folks!


  1. I thought the bread pudding was brought by Teresa Sasser of Puddin' River... The name was the clue/memory for me. Seeing the photos of the gin fizz makes me sad I missed all the Bon Apetit cocktails as I was already buzzing from bloody marys and beer mimosas as rose wine pours! I hope they bring back this event next year too, it seemed successful on all fronts to me!

  2. WHAT! That bread pudding! And the pumpkin waffles! How did I miss those?! I really shouldn't have been so hungover and full from everything else that weekend. Next year I will prepare better! :)

  3. Great post! this was such an awesome event! I felt like the food and drinks were so good. But maybe because brunch food is just the best!!! Sad I missed you!

  4. oh my god, you saved me from the affliction of late night editing. i definitely meant to put lisa's name by the buttermilk biscuits and then i didn't know who did the bread pudding! :D yay!

  5. this event definitely took some willpower and prep. on saturday i drank about 10 glasses of water and on sunday, the same. i think it saved me.

  6. This seriously looks amazing!! xo, Hayley

  7. Gorgeous photos (as usual!) friend!! I had a blast hanging out this weekend, so glad we got so many good pictures together!!

  8. So bummed I had to miss this one!! It looks amazing! Next year for sure! (and yes, maybe not quite so hungover! ;) )

  9. looks like a fabulous time!

    xo Jessica

  10. I've never been to feast, but I've definitely got it on my must-do list now! I'm a huge foodie too so I was pretty much drooling over the pumpkin waffles and that amazing kimchi. We have Taste of Times Square in New York, but Feast sounds like it's got a much better selection!

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  11. wow looks like so much fun! Awesome pics

  12. Oh my, these photos are making me hungry! :) Looks like you had a great time.


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