Bull & Bear at the Waldorf Astoria

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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Even after enjoying a huge meal at La Luce, I woke up with a grumbling stomach the next morning. Luckily, my first meal of the day was a hearty one. I enjoyed a wonderful steak and eggs breakfast at Bull & Bear in the Waldorf Astoria.


The Waldorf Astoria was gorgeous inside!


I absolutely loved the color palette of the lobby parlors.



And the peacock rug!! I want one in my apartment! 😉


As soon as our group arrived at the Waldorf Astoria, Keith Salwoski, Director of Public Relations, greeted us and invited us into Bull & Bear for breakfast.


Before the meal began, the Chef de Cuisine, David Sears, introduced himself and provided us with a brief overview of what was in store for breakfast.


Handsome devil, isn’t he? 😉


We started with fresh squeezed juice.


We had the choice of Carrot-Ginger, Apple-Pear, and Watermelon juices. I tried the Carrot-Ginger and Apple-Pear flavors and loved them both. The Carrot-Ginger had a slightly spicy kick and the Apple-Pear was light and refreshing.


We also enjoyed an amazing selection of pastries, including house-made Monkey Bread, truffle scones, and croissants.


The Honey Truffle Butter that accompanied the pastries totally knocked my socks off.


I spooned a thick layer on each of the pastries that I tried.


I also drank a cup of coffee with breakfast.


The “main course” of the meal was a 28-day dry-aged, USDA certified, Angus prime beef Tomahawk Ribeye steak. Sounds intense, doesn’t it?


Well, it was! Look at this bad boy!! 😯



Along with the steak, I had some eggs.



And, on the side, I had a stack of mini potato pancakes.


They were so soft and fluffy, but full of flavor. Delish!


We finished the meal with fresh fruit, mango sorbet, and lemon sponge cake with a house-made yogurt.


It was the perfect way to end such a heavy meal.


My goodness was this meal impressive! I truly enjoyed it from beginning to end. Obviously, the food tasted amazing, but the staff at the Bull & Bear truly enhanced the dining experience. Everyone was incredibly friendly and accommodating.

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  1. What an amazing, indulgent breakfast! Can’t wait for the other posts 😀

    I’ve been noticing some discrepancies in Google Reader and your blog… As in, the post appears on Reader, I click on it to view it in your blog and then it says this post doesn’t exist on your blog? Strange. (I saw the chocolate post in Reader, by the way, but it’s not here anymore!)

  2. wow! what did the honey truffle butter taste like? it looks amazing (everything else does, too, but that one really stood out to me cause it was so pretty)!

  3. Oh wow, monkey bread and potato pancakes….both look SO good! All the food looks good but those two stand out to me right now…..although it may have something to do with just arriving home from a Sacramento River Cats game after eating ballpark food and having some beer. I shouldn’t be hungry….but I am now!

  4. Oh I love the Waldorf! When I was 15 I was in my cousin’s wedding there (I live about 40 minutes outside of the city). I loved everything about the place… for awhile I thought all weddings were like that.. haha. As I am starting to think about my own wedding, I realize that the Waldorf is top notch..and very expensive! Glad you enjoyed it!

  5. This post did not show up in my Google Reader…after visiting your site, it looks like only a few of the posts over the past few days are in my Reader. Strange.

  6. Ha, as soon as I saw the first pic of the chef I thought, “wow, he’s hot” and then I scrolled down a bit more and saw how you said he was a handsome devil. Definitely a cutie!

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