Archive for the ‘Richmond Lodging’ Category

What if Bed and Breakfast offered Hotel Packages?

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

In response to big chain hotels offering “Bed and Breakfast” packages, real Bed and Breakfasts are excited to announce their NEW “Hotel Package”!

Pressed Pork Belly from Gordon Ramsey

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Here is recipe I discovered by renowned Chef Gordon Ramsey, if you do not know about Chef Gordon Ramsey; be forewarned he uses the F word. However it is an excellent recipe.  Great with eggs and potato pancakes in the morning.

Food Tour Visits Bed and Breakfast

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Real Richmond Food Tours and More visited the William Miller House Bed and Breakfast this afternoon. This urban inn is located in the heart of the historic Fan District and is featured often on the “VCU: Alternative Eats” walking tour. After a quick introduction to the inn, a bit of its history, its parlor, dining room, and wine room with its fabulous view of the east garden and its hydrangeas, tour-goers were ushered into the kitchen.

Grilled Shrimp on Homemade Pickle Relish with Chipolte Aioli

Breakfast is the biggest part of the name bed and breakfast and this inn is a foodie’s paradise. Breakfast items focus on fresh, local, seasonal and organic (if available) ingredients brought together in a creative way to highlight the flavors of central Virginia.

First up, Mike offered a grilled shrimp, atop a homemade pickle relish garnished with a chipolte aioli served in a Chinese soup spoon. Guests were offered a taste of Barboursville Vineyard’s Brut, the Virginia version of champagne to celebrate the day, which happened to be one couple’s anniversary.

A toast, anyone?

After a toast to their anniversary and the the second year of Real Richmond Food tours, Mike prepared a fresh peach espuma garnished with fresh peach cubes, also served in a Chinese spoon.

Fresh Peach Espuma! YUM!

Next on the menu, Mike presented puffed pastry baskets with pastry cream and a trio of fresh berries: raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. The sampling menu concluded with a quick explanation of “sous vide” cooking and a taste of a rib eye for those interested!

Puffed Pastry with a trio of berries

The visit ended with cold water-to-go in a signature, reusable, foldable, clip-on-able, freezable water bottle! All that one needs on a hot walking tour!

 

 

Ice cold water-to-go

Richmond Set to Host 32nd National Veterans Wheelchair Games

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

NVWG

 

The 32nd National Veterans Wheelchair Games is racing to Richmond this June. The event is the largest annual wheelchair sports competition in the world and offers 17 different sports to veterans who use wheelchairs due to spinal cord injuries, amputations and neurological diseases.

Scheduled from June 25 – 30, 2012, the Games promote rehabilitation through rigorous competition in such events as basketball, rugby, softball, handcycling, air guns, trapshooting and others.

For more information about the upcoming games, visit www.va.gov/opa/speceven/wcg.

10 Popular Tourist Attractions That You Didn’t Know are Haunted

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

This post by Kelly Robbins, a free lance travel writer, may be of interest to you B&B travelers out there.  Her bog post
10 Popular Tourist Attractions That You Didn’t Know are Haunted shares some interesting interesting facts, completely unknown by most that these popular attractions have long histories of paranormal activity.

Check it out and let us know what you think?