You guys! Have you signed up for the Tillamook Co-Op yet? You know Tillamook for their amazing cheeses. You probably know them for their yummy ice creams (So Cal is slowly starting to get more varieties) but they also do yogurt etc. And they focus on really good ingredients. Well they want you to be part of their family. So sign up for the Co-Op and get a say in real company decisions. You get a say in new flavors, you can give your opinion on existing products and you can even name one of their Cows! Cool! Even cooler is that they are going to be putting on really awesome VIP events, all over the U.S. to promote their #DairyDoneRight movement. They want to unite dairy fans who feel strongly about real, honest food. If that's you, sign up! I attended their first event this weekend and it was amazing! Tillamook Co-Op partnered with Tasting Table at the Eveleigh in Los Angeles and treated us to a fantastic brunch!
I have been dying to check out the Eveleigh and this picture does not do it justice. It sits right on busy Sunset Blvd., but you would never know it. You enter on a front patio that is covered in greenery and charm. There is a small area with booths nestled across from the bar in the main room of the building. But the real gem is the covered patio in the back. With retractable roof panels, the lighting is GORGEOUS! They open and shut the panels as needed to ensure that all guests are comfortable. It feels like you are sitting in a home. It is so welcoming and inviting.
The courses started rolling out. There were gasps of delight as the hand rolled Tillamook Special Reserve Extra Sharp Cheddar Croissants came out. They really didn't need any butter. But I didn't want to be rude…
It was the most flakey croissant of my life thus far. And then as you got to the center, there was this glorious pocket of hot cheese. It was like finding a little present. And I forced myself to only eat one so I would have room for the next courses.
Next up we had parfaits that we made ourself. The seeded granola was a nice spin on the traditional variety and had a real earthy flavor that paired perfectly with the fresh fruit. But the star of the show was the Tillamook Old-Fashioned Vanilla Greek Yogurt that had been turned in to a sorbet! What?! Loved this little twist.
Oops, my drink is gone. I wanted about 6 more but since I was driving, I had to savor this one. And you know when you see a Luxardo cherry you are dealing with people who take their cocktailing seriously. Bloody Mary's were also served with a Tillamook Hot Habanero Jack Garnish. I almost ordered one just for the cheese.
Cheese, you say? I love that the brunch was served family style. And we all just about jumped over each other to get to the next dish. Egg in a basket, Shear Rock greens, Eveleigh bacon, Tillamook Special Reserve Extra Sharp Cheddar. Boom. The bitter greens helped to balance the fat from the cheese. Man. I'm still thinking of that bacon! I've never prepared eggs this way either, but this was definitely a people pleaser.
And dessert! My favorite! On appearance, this seemed like a pretty simple dessert. But the flavors were off the charts! This was a Tillamook Plain Green Yogurt Lemon Cake with Tillamook Marionberry Pie Ice Cream. What?! You guys! There is bits of pie crust in the ice cream! And the cake! I could have eaten my weight in that cake.
What I love about Tillamook is that they love to share their product with you but they want you to make it your own. I love how they work with different chefs and let them really showcase their talents and styles while using Tillamook. It produces some really great collaborations and now you can be a part of them! Learn more about Tillamook products here.
You can see all of the images from this weekends event on Tasting Table's Facebook page.
First image is via Tillamook Co-Op. All other images are mine.