Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A Tale of Two Breakfasts

Blogging on Rosemary's Sampler slowed down after the Fairy Festival for a quick respite and also because of a jaunt to Michigan where Nancy attended the Michigan Tea Tour coordinated by Phyllis Barkey from the Relevant Tea Leaf Blog. While on that tour, our next to the last breakfast was a fabulous experience at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. The tables were set with white linens, baskets of assorted breads, and their beautiful heavy duty green and white English china. The menu featured an amazing variety for breakfast, allowing the opportunity to order off the menu or visit the breakfast buffet or both! No one left breakfast hungry. And breakfast didn't wear off until well after three!

Waiters dressed in white jackets and black bow ties (they wore green jackets at dinner) anticipated our every need. Since we were the women from the Michigan Tea Tour, of course we requested tea with breakfast.

Lori, Phyllis, and Linda (all from Michigan)
Barb (MI), Teresa (OH), and Judith (Canada)
Nancy (PA), Linda (KY), (not shown -Joanie (MI) and Gloria (Canada))

First course included fresh orange juice, although Lori had a Mango Smoothie that she raved about, making me wish I had selected that! Fresh strawberries with birch syrup and topped with whipped cream tasted like dessert for breakfast!

Many in our group selected made to order Omelettes or the thick French Toast entrees. My plate featured Caramel Apple Cheesecake stuffed Crepes alongside breakfast potatoes a mixture of white, purple and sweet potatoes with a hint of onion and green pepper. Simply delicious.
It's back to reality now as we have all returned to home base. The dream vacation remains a beautiful memory, captured by an unbelievable amount of photographs to be relived on a variety of blogs. Back to reality, breakfast this morning included a self-serve mug of tea and a whole food plant based chocolate zucchini muffin (Recipe here) that I pulled from the freezer.


Marilyn Miller said...

Oh I would love one of those muffins you pulled from the freezer, please! What a lovely time it was (I am sure) sitting with other tea friends at the Grand Hotel breakfast.

Ruth from Eugene Oregon said...

I would love to have one of those plant based muffins , write down the recipe for us , thank you for sharing that trip with us , tea with tea friends ruth

Teresa said...

What I would give for a "Grand" breakfast this morning.
Sips and Smiles,