We are official professional Great Harvest loafers!
Opening a business is SCARY with a capital S. I am so very grateful for this team of experts standing behind us. I feel so much more confident in all aspects of owning a bakery than I did 5 days ago.
This afternoon we delivered 20 baskets of bread to the courthouse – a community gift. A Great Harvest tradition is to spontaneously deliver goodies to local businesses. We hope to do the same in Cville!
Upon return, we discovered the whole bakery had sold out of 700+ loaves of bread a few hours early! The report was that they raised over $4,000 for the high school band!
Our 5 days of training ended with a game of Jeopardy!
These turkeys were hilarious in their attempt to answer> correctly. There was much drama!
My team of two sadly did not win – we wagered everything on the final Jeopardy question and did not phrase it in the form of a question!! In fact, all 5 teams made this mistake so there was no winner!
But I did still graduate : )
We celebrated with Budweiser
Did I fool you!?
This was really a Montana Beltian White
Matt played with beer, I played with the baby!
But then I cashed in and had some beer too – sips of Matt’s Moose Drool
Great Harvest had pizzas for us at Papa T’s but we decided to hit the road and have a nice dinner at the #1 recommended foodie restaurant in this part of the country: The Old Hotel. I cannot tell you how many people I’ve told about my food blog followed by a recommendation for this restaurant. Luckily, it is also a B&B and there was room at the inn!! Perfect for a special birthday!
Our room is pretty
Note the man holding a freshly poured beer!
We had a sip while freshening up before going down to dinner
Does he look 28 years old!?
Yes, right down to dinner! So fun to eat in the same place we’re sleeping. Sure made things warm and easy!
After a week of beer perusing, I was in the mood for a good glass of wine.
He stuck with his favorite …
The sourdough rolls were particularly delicious
We each ordered an entrée that came with a soup or salad, and we were both enticed by the Minted Pea Soup. It was fantastic!!!
So was the palate cleansing sorbet
I have determined that when in Maryland nibble crab, when in Louisiana eat crawfish, when in Boston seek out chowder, when in California find sushi and salads.
But when in Montana, eat beef.
I order steaks in restaurants maybe a handful of times a year – mostly when I can ask about a good source of meat. This Montanan grass-fed beef was one of THE best filet mignons I’ve EVER had and was topped with a cilantro-garlic pesto that was outta this world.
Served with orangey green beans and a potato gratin, I was mmmming all through the meal. Not sure if I’ve just been deprived of amazing food this week or this was just that good, but it was a meal to remember!
The steak called for a Cab. I couldn’t help but order one when my wine glass was empty before our dinners arrived. Matt helped me sip it down, but it made my steak tastes so good!
Matt had the cornish hen, which was perfectly cooked, along with some of the best pilaf I’ve ever had!
If the meal hadn’t already wowed us, the dessert put the icing on the cake.
Salted Caramel is a very favorite of mine, as I imagine many of you would agree. This milk chocolate crème brulee topped with a salted caramel crust and blackberries was THE BEST crème brulee I’ve ever had!!! Simply incredible. I wanted to order a second top!!
We are zonked tired and super excited about tomorrow’s breakfast at our B&B!