Breakfast & Teatime
Bountiful Food Includes Produce from Our Organic Garden
At Avalon Bed and Breakfast, the food is healthy and delicious, all organic, and whenever possible acquired and produced locally. During the growing season, your breakfast includes produce from Avalon’s organic garden, bursting with herbs, greens, edible flowers, artichokes, strawberries and tomatoes. It’s great to be in California, with its long growing season! The rest of the year, the majority of our food is locally grown or provided.
Breakfast Features Locally Produced Sonoma County Organic Ingredients
Awaken each morning to Sonoma County birdsong and Avalon Bed and Breakfast’s three-course meal of prepared fruit, fresh baked pastry and gourmet entree. Fruit dishes include a fresh, local fruit salad, a wine-poached pear, or a tasty just-baked fruit crisp. A specialty of the house is the grapefruit brûlée, with a merlot reduction, topped with torch-heated sugar. Pastries include muffins – such as double corn muffins or blueberry ginger crumble top muffins; crusty drop and tender buttermilk biscuits; and popovers or crumpets – all made from scratch with organic ingredients. Hilary experiments with different flours and gluten-free options to create one-of-a-kind treats, with flavor and texture as her top priorities.
Savor Avalon’s Creative Specialty Dishes
At Avalon B&B in Sonoma County, we never serve the same breakfast twice during your stay. Daily offerings alternate between sweet and savory dishes. Sample menus include banana pancakes with a homemade spiced syrup, crispy hickory smoked bacon made by Niman Ranch or Black Pig, or Panizzera organic chicken apple sausage from Occidental, popovers and wine-poached pears; or Mexican soufflé with green chili and Mexican spices, homemade guacamole, Pico de Gallo and gluten free chips, along with corn muffins served with jalapeño jelly; or a delicious rolled ham and Gruyere omelet with a mustard béchamel, herbs and edible flowers.
Your Alternative Dietary Choices Are Happily Accommodated
Low fat, gluten-free, no eggs, vegetarian, vegan and low calorie options are just some of the meal choices that Avalon B&B has accommodated. With Hilary’s talent for cooking, she actually loves the challenge of a special diet and she will happily adapt the meal to your needs.
*Victorian Farmstead has all organic, grass-fed beef and organic pork, lamb and chicken, plus organic farm eggs and organic sausage, all of which we use here at Avalon
Enjoy Afternoon Teatime Sweets and Gluten-Free Cookies
Using organic ingredients, Hilary bakes a large variety of cookies and pastries from scratch and is always experimenting with new recipes. Some of the favorites are the “Chocolate Bombs,” a frosted chocolate shortbread cookie; the Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Cookie, which is cakey and fabulous; and the “Kitchen Cookie,” which starts with a chocolate chip cookie dough and has added goodies including dried fruit, white chocolate chips and nuts. The Kitchen Cookie is never the same twice.
Have you given up cookies because of a flourless gluten-free diet? At Avalon B&B a number of the cookies are gluten-free. If you tell us your dietary needs, we’ll be happy to whip up a special batch during your stay. They are so good you won’t even miss the flour. Two favorites are a flourless almond cookie that is nutty and rich, and wheat-free chocolate chip nut cookies.
A Sample of Avalon’s Breakfast Dishes
Featuring Sonoma County Produce
Double Corn Muffins
Crusty Drop Biscuits
Popovers or Crumpets
Banana Pancakes with Homemade Spiced Syrup
Crispy Niman Ranch or Black Pig Bacon
Panizzera Organic Apple Chicken Sausage
Wine Poached Pear
Mexican Soufflé with Green Chili
Pico de Gallo & Gluten-free Chips
Corn Muffin served with Jalapeño Jelly
Ham & Gruyere Omelet with a Mustard Béchamel
*For two-weeks in the summer, when the Crane melons are ripe and ready, the inn serves a rosemary grape dish with the best cantaloupe in the world, grown only in Sonoma County.
OUR GUESTS LOVE BREAKFAST!
“Magical place – a must return on my list. Some places leave you feeling like you left a land untouched by many and that you stumbled upon a secret home in the woods…this is how you feel if you are lucky enough to stay here. A road over a bridge leads you to a beautiful home with only a few rooms. The most hospitable hosts that bake fresh cookies and scones EVERY DAY! Amazing breakfasts and big tea selection. Rooms are big and water is hot with strong water pressure. Paths around home lead to a creek and hidden benches just to relax for a while. We stayed in the wizard room – bottom floor back corner so very very private with private steam shower which was perfect. Next time we are in the area there is no other place we will stay.” – Erica, Los Angeles