Shut The Pink Door!

June 9, 2012

How happy was I to find another stunning breakfast buffet this morning!


I had another wonderful Chobani parfait – this time with some peanut butter thrown in!


Tried a quinoa + cashew butter muesli


Ate so much delicious fruit I couldn’t handle it emotionally – and a little croissant


Sipped tangerine juice with honey foam!


Pure delicious.


Breakfast flowed right into the morning keynote, which was by far the best conference keynote I have ever attended. Jayden and Elise sat on a panel alongside Masterbuilt and Bob’s Red Mill to discuss blogger + brand relations. There was tons of great information and conversation.


I also attended a photography session by Taylor, who is a professional photographer. He had great tips for shooting outside. At the end of the session Taylor and I realized we knew each other from a brief encounter in Charlotte where he lives! He has my brain gears cranking for an upgrade to my camera…


Our session continued live to the market before we split for lunch


Lunch was on our own today, and I joined Roni, Katie and Heather.


We found ourselves in an ally


And stumbled upon The Pink Door!! I knew from you guys this was a door to go inside : )



We ended up sharing a bunch of dishes, and thanks to Roni for lunch!!

Crusty, chewy delicious bread






Crostini (with minty pea spread and little shrimp with lemon and cheese)


Roasted garlic and gorgonzola spread

Roasted garlic

And the grand finale – pizza.


I had tastes of everything and it was all delicious.

After our walk home, I opened up this box of Fran’s Chocolates that Amanda gave me to yesterday as a welcome to Seattle gift.


Smoked Salt Caramel – they were delicious! Thanks Amanda!


I am about to crash, and I think I need a power nap before I continue on. I think this is a time in my life where I just have to miss out on a little fun to recharge a bit. Party in 3 hours!

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1 Sana June 9, 2012 at 5:52 pm

What a fun lunch! I adore Roni!


2 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! June 9, 2012 at 5:57 pm

WOW I would go to that conference just for the food, let alone the awesome sounding presentations! Sounds like an amazing event!!!!


3 Averie @ Averie Cooks June 9, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Honey foam, minty pea spread, and just all the more unusual fare that you don’t typically see at fun to try it all!

Adorable pink door!

And I would have loved to sit in on Taylor’s workshop!


4 Ashley @ Coffee, Cake and Cardio June 9, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Now that’s a breakfast! So fun!


5 Natasha June 9, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Love Fran’s chocolates!! Sorry you had to experience the PNW during such a cold an dreary time.


6 Roxanne June 9, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Now that’s a good looking breakfast plate! I am jealous…


7 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) June 9, 2012 at 6:31 pm

BlogHer Food sounds so much better than last year! I spoke on the food allergy panel last year here in Atlanta and sadly, I don’t think Atlanta was represented in the food or atmosphere. I’m glad you’re having a great time!


8 Becca June 9, 2012 at 6:35 pm

That looks like one of the best breakfasts I have ever seen (it’s tied with yesterday’s spread).

Please do tell us about the quinoa/cashew butter dish… was it like oatmeal? I am intrigued!


9 KathEats June 9, 2012 at 6:46 pm

yeah…like overnight oats


10 Morganq June 9, 2012 at 6:57 pm

I am from Seattle and The Pink Door is one of the best restaurants! Too bad you couldn’t sit outside on the patio…you can never count on sunny Seattle. I’ve heard tomorrow is supposed to be nice though! Hopefully you get to enjoy it then :]


11 KathEats June 9, 2012 at 7:01 pm

We were on the patio!!


12 Morgan June 9, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Oh good! Lucky you!!


13 Tina June 9, 2012 at 7:12 pm

I love Pink Door!! One of my favorites. :)


14 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats June 9, 2012 at 7:43 pm

oooo that lunch looks delicious! As do the chocolates. Looooove chocolates!


15 factfindersteph June 9, 2012 at 7:46 pm

YUM!!! That is one amazing day of eating REAL FOOD!!! Everything looks so good!


16 Erin Motz June 9, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Everything looks sooo good! Can’t wait to see the new photo tricks you picked up, too :)


17 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More June 9, 2012 at 8:01 pm

All of your eats look delicious!! my mouth is watering for all of that fruit. it looks so fresh!
Rest up, you deserve it!


18 Julia H. @ Going Gulia June 9, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Wow, what an awesome-looking meal. I can even tell that the bread was good just from the photos. Good bread = sign of a good restaurant (at least, in my experience)!


19 Carla June 9, 2012 at 9:09 pm

I feel stupid asking, but what are those golden raspberry-like berries on your breakfast plate??? Looks like you’re having a great time :) And that bread looks amazing!


20 KathEats June 9, 2012 at 11:08 pm

I think golden raspberries!


21 Courtney June 9, 2012 at 9:38 pm

The smoked salt caramels look so good. I’ve never heard of anything like that before so I’d be curious to try them. Everything that your eating looks so fresh and delicious!


22 j3nn June 9, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Looks like an awesome day on the west side! I’m thinking about a new camera too. Haven’t had one in a while.


23 Nicole June 9, 2012 at 11:38 pm

All that food looks fabulous! I about died when I read smoked salt caramels…I love anything with chocolate salt and caramel! My husband is going to Seattle in the morning so I may have to have him pick some of those up for me!


24 Elisabeth June 9, 2012 at 11:44 pm

Which model of Canon would you like to upgrade to?


25 KathEats June 9, 2012 at 11:46 pm

Possibly the 5D…possibly just a T-something. I would really like to have video capabilities and I’m also very interested in a full frame camera


26 Sara Lake June 10, 2012 at 12:16 am

noooo, get a Nikon! I’m lusting after a Nikon 1 at the moment. Very compact and the quality looks A+.


27 KathEats June 10, 2012 at 12:18 am

I’m Canon loyal!


28 Dom June 10, 2012 at 12:00 am

I have really been enjoying your posts lately. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. Your baby site is just fabulous too. :)


29 KathEats June 10, 2012 at 12:10 am

Thank you!


30 Khushboo June 10, 2012 at 12:02 am

Those chocolates sound to die for…love any kind of salted dessert!


31 Sara Lake June 10, 2012 at 12:15 am

Hi, I just found your blog because I was searching for something by Averie (averiecooks) and came across a blog site, who seem to be really uptight about you, for no reason at all. WHAT the hell is their problem? So, I thought I’d get on here and say your blog is awesome and I hope those cyber-bullies don’t get to you. Every one of them needs a reality check. X


32 Simply Life June 10, 2012 at 6:26 am

oh that breakfast looks incredible! And your photos of food in this post and even more stunning than usual!


33 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count June 10, 2012 at 7:14 am

Again, an incredible Breakfast! I could eat that every day!


34 Angel7 June 10, 2012 at 8:26 am

Gotta love anything salty caramel (sweet + savory) — just like Jeni’s Salty Caramel icecream :)


35 Amanda @flecksofgreen June 10, 2012 at 8:40 am

Your taste buds must be in heaven–I don’t know if mine could handle such good lookin’ foods lol


36 Katie {Epicurean Mom} June 10, 2012 at 9:47 am

What a fun day!! So wonderful to have met you! Such a gorgeous blog you have! Hope to get together again soon :) xx


37 Kerry June 10, 2012 at 10:13 am

Love that you made it to the pink door, and so fun that you just stumbled upon it! Thats where my husband and I had our first date :) So glad you are having a great trip!


38 Larbs June 10, 2012 at 11:29 am

I’ll pay you for your old camera!


39 KathEats June 10, 2012 at 11:33 am

Ill probably keep it for more rough events. Unless I never use it then you can


40 Zoe @ loseweightandgainhealth June 10, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Really enjoying the snippets of Seattle you are showing. Those chocolates look amazing!


41 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles June 10, 2012 at 4:26 pm

That lunch looks incredible! The bread, the calamari, the pizza, the antipasto…wow!


42 Ashley June 10, 2012 at 6:30 pm

What type of camera are you thinking about upgrading to? The antipasta looks amazing!!!


43 KathEats June 10, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Canon 5D….maybe


44 Meagan June 11, 2012 at 9:07 am

Pink Door! That’s cool… I LOVE the antipasto plate… looks amazing! I hope it tasted as good as it looked!


45 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See June 13, 2012 at 5:02 pm

That BlogHer breakfast sounds ahhhmazing. If only more conferences were catered the way they do it their 😉


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