In the Pacific Northwest, sometimes you need only to drive a short distance and you’re in another world. Such is the case when we have guests from Astoria, Oregon, a quick 15 mile drive from the Long Beach Peninsula. This year, we have neighbors from Astoria visiting Boreas for our 8th Annual Wild Mushroom Festival, Holly Owen and her husband Matthew Stanley. Holly is employed by Quality Assurance International, based out of southern California. QAI oversees organic farms and processors of organic foods to make certain they are in compliance. She is a compliance reviewer and works from her home in Astoria. (How convenient is that??) Matthew is the General Manager for the Astoria Co-op and is an enthusiastic mushroom hunter. Holly and Matthew arrived yesterday for their weekend stay with a big bucket of Matsutaki mushrooms and we feasted on them last night. Currently, a bunch are being dehydrated in our oven so they can be used long after the season is over! We welcome Holly and Matthew, newcomers to the Pacific Northwest! Holly’s father, Tom Owen, bought them this special Wild Mushroom weekend at Boreas for her September birthday. Thank you, Tom and Jane!
Posts Tagged ‘Boreas Inn’s Gourmet Breakfast’
October 31st, 2009 by susiegoldsmith
October 28th, 2009 by susiegoldsmith
Bill and I have beautiful and unique guests at Boreas Inn, of that, there is no doubt. Do they come for our stuffed pears, our buttery pastries, great coffee, wild mushroom and smoked sturgeon fritattas? Sure they do. Do they come for a dreamy nights’ sleep on glorious beds? Yep–they do. Great views, laughter, open space and us, the silly innkeepers….uh huh. But do our guests come to entertain us with exceptional music played just for us at the breakfast table? Very very seldom… Today was such a treat for us. David and Dana Berge, after knowing each other for 30 years, decided to marry last month. They came to Boreas for one night, last night, as part of their ongoing honeymoon. (So sweet!!) We didn’t know they were talented musicians and played music with our treasured local resident (well, now he lives across the river…), Hobe Kytr. Dave Berge and Hobe recorded a CD called “Dog Salmon and Rutabagas, Songs of the Northwest“. This morning Dana and Dave sang and played “Fisherman’s Life” and “Ilwaco Town” and another fine piece on their autoharps. They held a private concert just for Bill and me, impromptu! We were entranced with the picking and the strumming, the beautiful lyrics, and the fact that the music they played for us have meaning to where we live and who we are. Then, winning our hearts even more, they graciously gave us one of the CD’s. It was a wonderful trade–we were rewarded by the generosity and grace of these two lovely and talented guests who have found love with each other–we cooked them a great breakfast and gave them a good nights’ rest–they played beautiful music together. Such a nice morning. We are grateful to have them as new friends and thankful to Hobe Kytr for sending these very special newlyweds our way. Thank you, Hobe, thank you!
October 16th, 2009 by susiegoldsmith
Make a date with your sweetheart to come to the beach this weekend! We have openings all weekends and especially for our 8th Annual Wild Mushroom Celebration Weekend October 30-Nov.1. Check out our website, www.boreasinn.com/packages for details and availability for this great event. We are waiving our two night weekend minimum for Water Music Festival, which starts tonight. We have a couple of rooms open and it promises to be a stormy, but warm weekend! We’re offering our Walk-in Special rate of $150 for this weekend (October 16,17) and next weekend (October 23,24) welcoming one night stays for this Saturday night, October 17th–we have two rooms open!
Come visit, we’re a bit lonely!
September 28th, 2009 by susiegoldsmith
Boreas Inn’s 8TH Annual Wild Mushroom Celebration!
This year’s Wild Mushroom Celebration is October 30th-November 1st. The cost includes a two-night weekend stay with our amazing breakfasts and A 3-course Wild Mushroom and Washington Wine Dinner at The Depot.
The DEPOT Restaurant
Boreas Bed and Breakfast
Wild Mushroom Celebration Wine Dinner
Saturday, October 31, 2009 6:00 PM
Meet & Greet
Italian Zardetto Preseco
Sherried Chanterelle Mushrooms & Goat Cheese Crostini
Arcane Pinot Gris, Oregon
Pan Seared King Salmon on
Wild Mushroom Risotto topped with Chanterelle Mushroom Cream
Mt. Baker Viognier, Washington
Chargrilled 6 oz Filet Mignon on
Wild Mushroom Risotto with Chanterelle Mushroom Cream
Capstone Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington
Chocolate Truffle Truffled Tart with
Truffle Honey Whip Cream
Ross Andrew, Syrah, Washington
Our Sunday morning breakfast will be our annual Wild Mushroom Breakfast featuring Veronica Williams, our professional forager, as guest hostess and discussion leader. We will add two extra courses onto the Sunday breakfast to make it even more decadent! As an add-on special, Veronica will take you foraging on Saturday for wild mushrooms for an additional $50 per person. The cost of the basic package is $550 plus tax per couple. $590 plus tax for The Dunes Suite. Add a massage…book now for this special event!
“Gorgeous,spacious rooms with comfy beds and luxurious bathrooms.” SF Chronicle, July 2006.
THIS SPECIAL IS GOOD FOR NEW RESERVATIONS ONLY AND PLEASE MENTION THE SPECIAL WHEN YOU CALL OR MAKE AN ONLINE REQUEST. This offer cannot be combined with the use of gift certificates. A three-night minimum applies and offer cannot be combined with any other specials. Applicable only to Boreas Inn.
June 15th, 2009 by susiegoldsmith
It was the second weekend of May and we needed comic relief (apparently!). Some folks think we’re sort of picky about what we serve for breakfast at Boreas Bed and Breakfast Inn. This picture tells you everything! I told our guests that weekend about our dear guest, Tosh, who many years ago visited Boreas Inn with her husband for the International Kite Festival week. When confronted with the apparently, ominous, three-course breakfast we were about to serve her, she asked for cereal. (I’m certain that I looked surprised!) Always aiming to please our guests at whatever personal sacrifice, I had a box of Crispix cereal at our house, so I ran over and got it and served her a bowl of cereal with fresh raspberries. The next day, she got the Crispix and one course of our breakfast, and the third day, she tossed in the towel and denied herself the Crispix altogether and ate the entire breakfast with gusto and continued to enjoy the feasts for the balance of the week.
Hearing the story that fun weekend in May, guests Steve and Amy Hughes and returning guest Karen Carpenter(always with a mischievous glint in her eye) and her daughter, Lori Anne, teamed up to prank Bill and me the next morning. We arrived to cook breakfast and on everyone’s plate was a box of cereal. On our cooktop was a box of Crispix. I swear that our laughter woke everyone up that morning. (Not a bad way to wake up!) We have always said that on April Fools Day, we’re going to get a McDonald’s bag and fill it with goodies and serve it as a first course. But, again, we’re just too picky about what we serve for breakfast at Boreas Inn! The morning of the prank, I went to our house and guess what I had for breakfast! That little box of Crispix!