I firmly believe that Columbus has a plethora of fun and exciting events around town. Case in point. Too Many Cooks at Wild Goose Creative. A lovely lady named Liz (who also helps plan Columbus Soup) is the Community Manager for this event. She works with local businesses to host a foodie-focused event/class at Wild Goose Creative every month for just $7. Seriously. Plus, all proceeds go straight back to this wonderful organization.
This month’s event happened to feature a few of my favorite people. Chef Brooke from Bleu & Fig, Autumn of Autumn Theodore Photography and Natural State Wine. The theme of this Too Many Cooks was “A Picture Perfect Brunch.” While this event is right up my alley, it was even better than I thought it would be.
We kicked off this month’s Too Many Cooks with the lovely Chef Brooke giving us a little background on Bleu & Fig and their food philosophy. I literally could have listened to her talk all day. Not only is her food amazing, her spirit, energy, and enthusiasm show through in every bite. Their venue is location at Garden and High in Clintonville and is perfect for any and all events you might have coming up. If only I could rewind to host my baby, bridal, etc. showers here!
As part of our “Picture Perfect” brunch, we got to watch (and then devour) this creme bruleed french toast. You know it’s a party when the torches come out. A tip that I really loved about this dish is to just stick with one color of berry. Chef Brooke made an excellent point that when you add in two, three, four colors of fruit, it takes away from the beauty of the actual dish. Sometimes simplicity really is best here.
Oh, yeah this is a bacon tower. A candied bacon tower to be precise. Now, I don’t eat pork but I can respect a crunchy, sweet, delicious bite of protein. My sister was wildly excited that she got my portion. If you are a sucker for this type of dish, then you better register for their monthly brunch! The next one is this Sunday so make sure you snag a ticket before they sell out.
But, these beautiful images wouldn’t exist without some marvelous inspiration from Autumn. She is a local Columbus photographer who can help you with family portraits, engagement sessions, weddings and everything in between! If you are looking to get behind the camera, she can help you there too. She has a few upcoming workshops that you should snag a seat for before they eventually sell out. If you head to the one in April, I’ll see you there!
Oh, did I mention that we also got some of these absolutely mouthwatering lemon cookies served with a Buttermilk Sorbet. Clearly, this was a fantastic event. But, even better is that it was only a $7 donation to Wild Goose Creative! Even better than that, you can become a member of Wild Goose Creative for a minimum of $5 per month and you’ll get a “free” class every month. Next month, you can hang out with the ladies from Foraged & Sown to learn about their Urban Farm right here in Columbus. As always, Too Many Cooks is BYOB. Meaning, you can bring your favorite bottle of wine, bubbly or beer. Or, you can be like my sister and me and make makeshift mimosas out of Processo and Zest Juice.