Food Blogger Brunch at Cocothe in Sewickley

Homemade Biscuits
Homemade biscuits from Cocothe Chocolaterie, Bakery & Cafe in Sewickley

*DISCLAIMER*: I do not seek monetary benefits from neither Cocothe, nor its owners. I’m just a Friendly Pittsburgh Foodie, who enjoys sharing her foodie adventures with others! Photos were captured with an iPhone 5s, and edited in Instagram.

A few weeks ago, Tasha of The Foodtasters, Heidi of The Steel Trap, and Terri of Parmesan Princess/Between the Eats and I were all invited to a mini Food Blogger Brunch at Cocothe in Sewickley! If you missed my introductory blog post about Cocothe, please click here:Β https://friendlypittsburghfoodie.com/2015/06/21/grand-opening-party-and-first-lunch-at-cocothe/.

Picture up above was the first dish: homemade biscuits, one of the highlights of brunch! These were particularly good, when paired with the next dish:

Honey, Butter, Cheese & Compote Jam
Honey, Compound Butter, Apple Butter and Rhubarb Jam

(My favorite things were the herb creme fresh spread, picture in the upper left-hand corner, and the rhubarb jam, photographed in the upper right-hand corner. Soooooooo good!)

Berry Basil Salad
Course #2: Berry Basil Salad, with mixed berry, fresh basil from Cocotte’s herb garden & honey

This was WONDERFUL! So refreshing, light & healthy- PERFECT for summer! I could tell that the berries & basil were both very fresh, and the honey tasted MARVELOUS, drizzled on the top!

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
This particular Sunday, Cocothe was SLAMMED with customers. As a thank you for your patience, the two owners made us some double chocolate chip cookies! πŸ˜€
Double Chocolate Chip Cookie
Close up of one of the SCRUMPTIOUS double chocolate chip cookies!
Chilaquiles
Terri’s brunch: Chilaquiles! As the Parmesan Princess wisely advised: “when in doubt, I go Mexican (food-wise).”
Prosciutto with Figs Sandwich
Heidi’s “Figgy Wiggy” sandwich- Prosciutto with Figs! Now THAT sounds HEAVENLY!
Blueberry Pancakes
Mom’s brunch: blueberry pancakes! Some of THE best pancakes I’ve EVER had in the ‘burgh!
Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Dish #3- two small chocolate chip pancakes! Some of THE best pancakes I’ve EVER had!

These pancakes totally transported me back to my childhood, when my Mom would take me to DeLuca’s in the Strip District, and I would get the chocolate chip pancakes. πŸ™‚

Chef's Plate
Tasha and I both ordered the same thing for our main courses: The Chef’s Plate!

Eggs any way that you like it (I chose scrambled), avocado toast (“toast is back, baby”- Stacey Vespaziani & Amy C.), berry salad, sliced cherry tomatoes, chicken apple sausage, and hollandaise sauce. WOW! My favorite things were: the scrambled eggs, the avocado toast (a taste of California), and the chicken sausage (which I also tried once at The Square Cafe in Regent Square). I HIGHLY recommend this dish! (*thumbs up*)

Chef's Plate Close-up
Close up of my LOVELY brunch!

Pittsburgh: whether you live north west of the city, or if you live in the South Hills like I do, Cocothe is TOTALLY worth the tripΒ for brunch! πŸ˜‰

Cheers for good food, fabulous art & cultural events,

-Friendly Pittsburgh Foodie

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My first visit to Salud Juicery in Sewickley

Salud Juicery
Two women chatting towards the front of the Salud Juicery (original Sewickley locating) store front!

*DISCLAIMER*: I do not see monetary benefits from Salud Juicery. I am just a Pittsburgh foodie, who enjoys to share her foodie adventures. Photos were captures on my iPhone 5s, and edited with Instagram and Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended.

I had heard so many good things about Salud Juicery, I figured it was time to try it. What better opportunity to visit when my Mom and I were already in Sewickley shopping? Also, I was curious to see how Salud Juciery compares to Amazing Cafe in the South Side.

Salud Juicery in Sewickley
Behind the counter at Salud Juicery in Sewickley
Salud Juicery's menu
First half of Salud Juicery’s menu!
Salud Juicery Sewickley
Second half of the menu at Salud Juicery in Sewickley!

Salad’s menu is not quiet as extensive as Amazing Cafe, but still impressive! Juices. Smoothies, cleanses, bowls, coffee, tea, and other assorted beverages.

Racer's Edge Smoothie
My Smoothie of Choice: Racers Edge

I chose the Racers Edge smoothie, which contains: banana, cacao, peanuts, oats and nutmeg. This was VERY good! I sipped this all throughout the Sewickley adventure (and lunch)! This smoothie provided me with the energy to zip through the day!

Salud Juicery also has a Shadyside locating (on Copeland street, very close to Amazing Yoga); I’m excited to visit that location as well sometime soon! I think I will have to order a juice, and perhaps I will buy a cleanse kit as well. πŸ™‚

Three Cheers to good food, fabulous art and cultural events,

-Friendly Pittsburgh Foodie

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Grand Opening Party and First Lunch at Cocothe!

Watermelon & Feta
One of the small bites from the Grand Opening Party: watermelon with feta, mixed greens and a balsamic vinaigrette!
*DISCLAIMER*: I do not seek monetary benefits from Cocothe. I am just a Pittsburgh blogger, who enjoys sharing her Foodie adventures. Photos were captures with my iPhone 5s, and were edited with Instagram and Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended.

I was kindly invited by a local magazine called Maniac (they focus on: fashion, food, travel and events), to attend a Grand Opening Party for this cute little cafe in Sewickley called Cocothe! They started off as a chocolaterie and bakery, but have recently hired a Chef from San Francisco, and have expanded with a Sunday Brunch, lunch and dinner menu!

Pictured above is one of the “small bites” from the opening party: watermelon, on top of feta and mixed greens, with a balsamic viniagrette drizzle! This was my favorite dish of the night; so tasty, refreshing and HEALTHY!

Free Champagne? Why yes; I think I'd like that! ;-)
Free Champagne? Why yes; I think I’d like that! πŸ˜‰
Chocolate Truffle Ball
Chocolate Truffle Ball, covered in coco at Cocothe! πŸ˜€
This was sooooooooooooooo good! Oh, how I love chocolate!

Ribbing Cutting Cocothe
Executive Chef Elizabeth (left), & Owner & Pastry Chef Courtney (right) at Cocothe’s ribbon cutting!
Grand Opening party at Cocothe
Everyone from the Grand Opening Party, mingling!
Chocolate
Of course, Cocothe sells LOTS of chocolate!
Tea
Cocothe also sells tea (cool, huh)?
Loose-leaf tea
More tea (loose-leaf) at Cocothe!
Tea pot and tea set
Coo teapot (and tea set) at Cocothe!
Lunch menu at Cocothe
Lunch menu, part one!
Lunch menu at Cocothe
Lunch menu, part two!
Ever since the Grand Opening Party, my Mom and I have discussed visiting Cocothe for lunch; two weeks ago, we FINALLY received our opportunity!

My Mom and I conversed quiet a bit with the Executive Chef (Elizabeth), who not only was the Chef, but also waitress and cashier. She just moved here from San Francisco, and was ready to bring her California Culinary palette to Sewickley!

Ice Pomegranate tea and a Salted Caramel Cookie
Ice Pomegranate tea with a Salted Caramel Chocolate cookie! Sooooo good!
Who says your can’t have dessert first! It was such a hot day; thus, the Iced Pomegranate tea was the perfect way to cool off from our walk around Sewickley! The Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie was the perfect pre-cursor to lunch; so decadent!

Tea and cookie
Another glamor shot of the tea and cookie!
Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie
Close up of the GLORIOUS Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie!
Salad
Mom’s lunch- the “Lex and Lynn” salad!
My Mom’s lunch: the Lex and Lynn salad! I tried a bite, this was sooooo good! Mixed greens, squash, beets and feta cheese.

Salad close-up
Close-up of my Mom’s salad
Bella Donna sandwich and side salad
My lunch: the “Bella Donna” sandwich: burrata cheese, tomato and basil on focaccia bread, with a mixed green salad and a simple vinaigrette!
This was INCREDIBLE! The sandwich was so light (perfect for spring), and scrumptious, but the highlight for me was this side salad! No fuss- just mixed greens and a house vinaigrette, but I LOVED it! The mixed greens were nice and fresh, and the house vinaigrette was IN-CRE-DI-BLE!

Bella Donna Sandwich
Close up of my lovely lunch
There you have it, folks! Whether you live near Sewickley or not, it’s DEFINITELY worth the drive on Route 65 to Cocothe Chocolaterie and Cafe!

Upcoming posts:

My first visit to Salud Juicery

Brunch at Grit & Grace

Third, Fourth and Fifth visits to Sirena Taco Joint & Bar

Dinner at Bar Marco 

Dinner at The Commoner

Three cheers to good food, fabulous art, and cultural events!

-Friendly Pittsburgh Foodie

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