Gourmet breakfast creekside daily

Our gourmet breakfasts served creekside daily are one of the highlights of staying with us. Here's a short video to whet your appetite!

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I'd Like Your Best Suite

Over the years I've had some interesting experiences as an Innkeeper.  I've learned a lot about things I expected - how to cook breakfast for large groups, how to market the Inn.  And I've learned many more things that I never expected to learn. I'll include these kernels of unexpected knowledge in a series I've called Innkeeping 201.

I get this one a lot with first time guests on the phone. They want me to tell them, of the rooms available, which one is best. I've learned the hard way that there is no such ting.  Eight years ago, when asked that question I responded that the Marrakech suite was the best available suite for this guests' stay. I described the suite and they booked it. Months later, the guest arrived and was taken to their room.  In minutes they were down in the Lobby, clearly very upset.

"That room is unacceptable", they said.

"Is there something wrong?" I asked, thinking perhaps that the roof was leaking or the sofa had been stolen overnight.

"Well, it's decorated like Morocco, and I hate that country" came the reply, with all the certainty that everyone could see such an obvious point.

"Oh," I said "I'm very sorry, let me move you to another suite right away".

Now, I'm sure you all see the irony in being shocked that a suite called Marrakech in an Inn that boasts geographically themed rooms would be furnished with items from that city, but the guest never did.  So, from then on I never tell anyone which of the rooms is 'best'

An Egg by Any Other Name

One of our most popular breakfast recipes is something we call 'Baked Egg Cups'. Like most great ideas, we stole the inspiration for it. I was watching a FoodNetwork show one day and they showed how to bake eggs in a wonton wrapper. I immediately saw how we could modify the idea to suit our needs. See, one of the difficulties we face when preparing breakfast is to have all of the food come out at the same time. So this method allows us to cook 48 eggs and have them all ready to go at the same time. We have been asked for this recipe many times, so here it is.

Ashland Creek Inn Baked Egg Cups, ala FoodNetwork
Makes 6 portions

12 eggs
12 wonton wrappers
melted butter for muffin pan
Hollandaise sauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat the inside of a muffin tin with butter, or if you are using non-stick cooking spray make sure you coat the pan very, very well. Poke a wonton wrapper into each hole and push down to form a cup for the egg. Crack one egg into each wonton wrapper. Bake 15 minutes. Allow to cool 2-4 minutes and then run a butter knife around the outside of the tin to help remove the egg. Cover with hollandaise sauce and serve, two eggs per person.

You may also add any of a number of ingredients to the bottom of the wrapper prior to putting in the egg; diced ham, sautéed vegetables, pesto, etc.