Posts Tagged ‘breakfast’

The Best Breakfasts in Staunton, Virginia

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

If you read our previous blog entry, you’ll know that one of our newest members, Thornrose House at Gypsy Hill, offers a fantastic breakfast in Staunton, VA, but did you know that there are three other Inn Virginia B&Bs that complete the list of best breakfasts in Staunton?

Middle Ridge B&B is ready to present its guests with hearty breakfasts that one TripAdvisor reviewer describes as “far superior and plentiful to any [they] have been presented with.” Sink your teeth into fluffy pancakes, hot, scrambled eggs, and fresh fruit. If you have dietary restrictions, then have no fear, as owners Rodney and Sue Knight are more than ready to accommodate your culinary needs.

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Your mouth will water at just the thought of breakfast at The Inn at Old Virginia. Owner Eve Carter welcomes you to her inn, where you can indulge in crispy bacon, perfectly powdered French toast, fluffy quiche, and more, all served in an English-style conservatory to complete your dining experience. As one reviewer put it, “Breakfast is served in a beautiful atrium with nearly 360 degree views of the country side and the food is absolutely delicious!”

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Breakfast is served at Montclair B&B! Innkeepers Sheri and Mark Bang specialize in egg dishes, and one reviewer even calls Mark an “Eggsperts (that is, he has taken classes in Egg preparation.” Enjoy a mushroom omelet, eggs Benedicts, or just good old-fashioned scrambled eggs. Don’t worry if you don’t really have a taste for eggs, as they have a wide selection of other hearty, homemade breakfast food as well.

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B&B Breakfasts with Inn Virginia

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

What did you have for breakfast this morning? A bowl of cereal? A hastily ordered biscuit at a fast food restaurant? Nothing at all? If you’re tired of your usual morning food routine, then that just might be the only excuse you need for a bed & breakfast getaway. After all, breakfast makes up half of a B&B, and with our Inn Virginia members, you know you’ll be eating your fill of good, southern food.

At King George Inn in Roanoke, you’ll find a “breakfast fit for a king or queen.” Dine on everything from shirred egg with asparagus and cranberry pear balsamic vinegar to a ham and cheese omelet with lavender and lemon goat cheese. Ingredients are fresh and local, the products of a nearby farmer’s market, and if you have a particular dietary restriction, King George Inn is more than happy to accommodate you.

King George Inn

King George Inn

 

The Inn at Vineyards Crossing in Hume presents its guests with The Huntsman’s Breakfast, “served family style” and including fresh berries and cut fruit, fresh biscuits, heritage bacon, and Greek yogurt. Savor the southern style French toast, made from deep fried challah bread and Virginia maple syrup. Sink your teeth into a seasonal vegetable frittata or a Chesapeake Eggs Benedict, served with a crab cake. You certainly won’t go hungry at The Inn at Vineyards Crossing!

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Inn at Vineyards Crossing

South Court Inn in Luray is ready to offer you a full, rich gourmet breakfast complete with chilled fruit juices and mineral water, baked goods, pancakes, eggs, croissants, and more. Indulge in lemon cloud pancakes, banana-stuffed croissant French toast, a fruit salad with lavender-infused honey, and a currant cream scone. These are only a few of the delicious options that South Court Inn offers, so you’ll just have to visit for yourself to experience their menu.

South Court Inn

South Court Inn

 

Crepes Come out Victorious: Danielle Savard Wins Conference Cooking Competition

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Things heated up at the 2014 Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia (BBAV) Annual Conference Cooking Competition. After the fierce competition, Danielle Savard of Le Bleu Ridge B&B in Afton, Virginia was declared the winner with her breakfast creation of crepes.

This was no ordinary competition, however. Along with the time restriction and miniature cooking accommodations, (lots of toaster ovens to be seen!) the chefs and innkeepers were also under the limitation of designing a gluten, vegan or dairy free dish. Though a number of breakfast foods meet this criteria, (fruits, meats) to stray beyond the norm can prove challenging.

Victor, Savard, took a gluten-free approach, skillfully using gluten free flours, seeds meal, vanilla, milk and eggs to achieve her delicious crepe batter. Three other contestants also chose to accommodate this allergy.

Les Cooper of Coopers Landing Inn in Clarksville, Virginia whipped up miniature egg spinach casseroles. Chef Dunalap of the Ashby Inn in Paris, Virginia created a poached egg centered dish. Finally, Nickie Aldridge of Tree Streets Inn in Waynesboro, Virginia presented coconut pancakes.

With new and innovative gluten-free breakfast dishes, contestants rose to the occasion. The final contestant, Rachel Worsley of the Waypoint House in Berryville, Virginia, heightened the challenge even more however, creating a Tofu Scramble, which accommodated all three dietary needs.

The competitors were seen chopping, whisking and dicing their way through the time, pausing in moments of calm to share tips and inspirations with the admiring audience. As the minutes dwindled, wide arrays of dishes were starting to form.

After time was up, the dishes were sent to the judge’s table where they were to be ranked on three key components: taste, appearance/presentation and originality. After some tough deliberation, Savard was named the winner.

Savard and her competition inspired the audience (and judges) to think outside the box when it comes to cooking for guests with dietary restrictions. BBAV properties now have some helpful tools to cook up tasty and allergy-accommodating meals!

Congratulations to Danielle Savard!

Congratulations, Danielle Savard!

 

Danielle in her new Chef's Jacket (Thank you DNJ Specialties for providing the jacket)

Danielle in her new Chef’s Jacket (Thank you DNJ Specialties for providing the jacket)