Monday, March 18, 2013

Continental breakfast

We love serving breakfast to our guests and we've got some killer recipes.  But after we had a rash of very early breakfast requests (6:00! meaning we have to get up at 5:00), we had to rethink our policy of providing a full, hot breakfast at any hour.

Our solution:  a continental breakfast tray, including fresh fruit, home-baked goodies, yogourt, and a small coffee maker for coffee or tea.  We can prepare it the night before, leave it by the guest's room, and they have it first thing in the morning, whenever they get up.  They can enjoy it tranquilly in their room while they prepare to leave and not have to plan extra time.  We get to sleep in.  Win win!

To be honest, we were beginning to resent our guests who had early morning commitments, and we never want to feel that way.  Changing to this approach has completely changed our attitude, and we honestly feel it's nice for the guests as well.  We've done this 2 or 3 times so far and it's been well received.  Any thoughts?