Last Sunday I had the pleasure of attending my first ever brunch with Boston Brunchers! I had been
stalking reading about this group of foodies for a while and loved seeing the new places they tried and the foods they ate. When I saw they would be attending an upcoming brunch at Bakers’ Best, I knew it was time to submit my name! Bakers’ Best was one of my favorite places to go for brunch and I was saddened to learn they had closed the restaurant. However, the good news is that they are now focusing exclusively on their catering company in Needham, MA! Brunch, bloggers and a behind the scenes peek- sold!
From the moment we walked through the door, we were greeted with Bloody Mary Shots (below), sparkling wine, white wine and smiling faces.
As we sipped on our drinks, owner Michael Baker told us about the inspiring history of Bakers’ Best. It all started with a quest for a good turkey sandwich, and today his continued commitment for delivering high-quality is clearly evident!
We were then taken on a tour of the facility, where we got to see their huge refrigerators, loading dock and my favorite part, walking through the kitchen! It was amazing to look around and constantly see a team of people working seamlessly together as they stirred, chopped and plated.
As we took our tour, we were presented with several bite-sized appetizers which included these “everything” bagel gravlax…
…sweet potato corned beef hash, and my personal favorite, asian tuna tartare (this could fit in the palm of my hand, but it was BURSTING with flavor!).
After our tour we were seated in what Michael uses as his office. Each table had a pastry basket complete with fresh blueberry scones, sweet potato biscuits, cinnamon buns and the best lavender butter I have ever had (I was seriously contemplating just eating the butter off a spoon).
Soon after we each took a seat, we were served this “bite size waffle egg sandwich.” It was made with quail eggs (my first time trying these!), turkey sausage, tomato jelly and camembert.
Following this, we were then taken to the “buffet.” First, we did what all food bloggers do best – gawked at the gorgeous spread of food and took a bazillion pictures. Then, we did our next favorite thing: EAT!
The buffet had 3 different mini quiches…
…beet raviolis aside a salad topped with blood oranges and shaved fennel (this was exquisite!)…
…and the reason I mourned the closing of their restaurant: challah french toast.
During this time we were able to hear from Chef Phyllis Kaplowitz (who was a finalist on Chopped!); she was so friendly, humble, passionate and creative!…
I couldn’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday morning! Thank you to Bakers’ Best and Boston Brunchers!
Brunch was provided complimentary by Bakers Best; all opinions are 100% my own.
~Have you been to any local food blogging events?