Harvest Birregurra B&B – Birregurra, Victoria – Sunday 31 August 2014 – Breakfast

IMG_2506Bed & Breakfast conjures up feelings of utter satisfaction. They are informal, comfortable places, with locals showing you their hospitality, not to mention cooking you breakfast in the morning!

Harvest Birregurra is about as comfortable as it gets. With only two rooms available the service from Fiona and Steve is assured to be personal. We stayed in the “Ballroom” which appears to be the superior of the two rooms. More importantly, we opted to have the hot breakfast in the morning for a very cheap additional charge.

With only two couples to cater for, often having been to Brae the evening before, Fiona was happy to serve breakfast after a sleep in. What we didn’t realise was the variety of foods available for breakfast with fresh fruits, yoghurt with almonds, poached pears with walnuts, homemade passionfruit curd, local marmalade, rye bread, cereals and incredibly tasty crepes with creme anglaise and strawberries!
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For our hots, I selected the eggs option (poached, scrambled or fried) which comes with all the trimmings – delicious sausage, bacon, asparagus from the garden, tomatoes, mushrooms, beetroot, and the rye – are all accounted for. It was the quality of a good cafe. Catherine had the omelette with smoked salmon that was huge considering all the other food being served. The smoked salmon was excellent, soaked in strawberry vinegar that “Shannon Bennett monopolises” and with some of the fresh asparagus from the garden. The omelette was filled with goats cheese and was perfectly prepared.

I think it may have been the most I’ve eaten at breakfast for the year! It was served along with good quality espresso. We were in bed & breakfast heaven! If it was open to those not spending the night it would be very popular.

Harvest is a great place to stay and the breakfast is equally as good. Just make sure you select the hot breakfast!

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