After a successful #NZBloggers Pink Ribbon Brunch last month (more details here), we are back doing our usual brunch clubs!
#NZBloggers is a group encouraging, supporting and enabling networking for bloggers and influencers. We host a monthly #NZBloggers #BRUNCHCLUB event, where a few of us take turns organising (I previously organised March’s one at Ozone Coffee Roasters). A bunch of bloggers and influencers meet up to have brunch and learn more about blogging. The thing I love most about these events is meeting people whom you follow on social media, but otherwise wouldn’t get the chance to meet.
This June, our #BRUNCHCLUB was held at Meadow in Meadowbank! Meadow is a sophisticated and modern bistro and bar, taking local neighbourhood dining to the next level. Offering a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere, plus elegant interior and an expansive courtyard – perfect for al fresco dining!
Meadow put on a beautiful morning for us – we were seated outside in their courtyard under a private marquee (surrounded by plants and trees), and they decorated a long table with a navy blue theme in mind. They also added special touches, such as blue flowers and personalised name cards. We also loved the fact that we had our own hashtag #MeadowXNZBloggers and custom made cookies by The Cookie Collective. They even provided us with navy blue blankets and heat lamps in case we got cold.
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Today was a special day It was the first time I attended a brunch club (which I felt privileged to be part of as a recreational grammer!!) hosted by @nzbloggers and was able to meet a group of talented bloggers in Auckland. In a stunning marqueed set up at @meadow_auckland , with great food to match, this brunch undoubtedly felt next level! And not to mention the details in the décor, and provision of custom cookies by @thecookiecollectivenz that completed the experience. If you’re a blogger/Instagrammer who wants to reach out to others doing a similar thing or want advice on starting up, then give @nzbloggers a message! I’m utterly excited for more brunches with this bunch – give them a follow! @nzbloggers @_georgieats_ @lozalock @adiandbert @bunnyeatsdesign @eatitauckland @twelvebelles @onceuponanegg @thefoodieinc
Prior to our brunch, their all day menu had us salivating – with dishes such as Chorizo Croque Madame with béchamel, fried egg and mustard sauce, Meadow Huevos Sucios with slow cooked pork, fried eggs, harissa, chilli and labneh and Grilled Chicken Burger with avocado, brie, tomato, rocket and TRUFFLE FRIES! Check out their menu here.
Here are some of the dishes we enjoyed:
TRUFFLE Fries with Parmesan and aioli…. so dreamy!!!
Eggs Benedict on sourdough with bacon and a side of maple syrup
Meadow Huevos Sucios with slow cooked pork, fried eggs, harissa, chilli and labneh
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This Huevos Sucios really hit the spot. Slow cooked pork, fried eggs on fried potatoes with harissa, chilli and labneh. Nice catchup over food with fellow bloggers and instagrammers at Meadow today with a nice mix of familiar and new faces. If you’re looking for a relaxed place to talk about blogging, check out @nzbloggers. 🙌 Thanks for having us @Meadow_restaurant 😘
Chorizo Croque Madame with béchamel, fried egg and mustard sauce
Crepes with strawberries, chocolate, caramel mascarpone and maple syrup
Overall, it was a great morning out – delicious food, set up and most importantly, the lovely company! A huge thank you to Meadow for their hospitality!
Check out the blogs and social pages of those who came along:
Laura of Lozalock
If you are looking for a relaxed place to talk about blogging or are interested in starting a blog, and would like to attend upcoming #NZBloggers and #BRUNCHCLUB events, join the Facebook group to ensure you don’t miss out. There are some great things being planned for the rest of 2019… hope to see you there!
* Disclosure – we received a small discount on each of our meals. Thanks Meadow! x