As you know I love books, especially food and wine ones, so I love what the Caldwell House Bed and Breakfast is up to. For Book Lover’s Day, they are having a novel-inspired breakfast on August 9th.
“We host a lot of avid readers and have many nooks and crannies where guests like to relax with a goodbook,” said Dena Finneran, who co-owns the Caldwell House Bed and Breakfast with her husband, John. “August brings such great weather, we’ll often find guests reading outdoors in our shaded patio or pergola, so this underrated holiday is actually a really great fit for us.”
The bed and breakfast cooks a full three-course breakfast each morning, complete with personalized newspaper-style place settings. On August 9th guests will either find a nod toward Oliver Twist or Little Women on their plates; the menu will depend on several factors, such as guests’ dietary restrictions, weather, etc.
If it’s Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist represented at the table, the breakfast would be a hearty oatmeal, for the line in the book: ‘Please sir, can I have some more?’ which refers to porridge. The Louisa May Alcott, Little Women-inspired, breakfast would be sausage, egg, and orange, to fit with the iconic scene in the book where the March girls take their breakfast to a family in more need than their own. I’ll would take the Little Women situation, thank you very much.
After breakfast, and perhaps a chapter or two, guests will want to explore the area. There are more than a dozen beautiful and unique bookstores in the Hudson Valley, including the renowned Oblong Books & Music; and the Spotty Dog, a bookstore that doubles as a bar and carries local hand-crafted ales and wines. Aside from book shops, there are also various author homes nearby, like Washington Irving’s home where fans may sign up for hour-long tours by hosts in period garb. There are also incredible libraries, like the F.D.R. Library and Museum with breathtaking views of the Hudson River and dozens of historic documents.
I think this is such a clever and yummy idea. I wish I had time to go to this myself. Looks like I will have to keep an eye out on this B&B to see what they are up to next.
The Caldwell House Bed and Breakfast
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