Monday, November 9, 2009

Local... in another place

This weekend we took off to West Virginia for a family memorial service. The family plot is in the middle of nowhere, and we've made a habit of staying a couple hours away at an adorable B&B. The town itself, Sutton, WV, hosts a small community - around 1,000 people. It's nestled against a river between Charleston and Morgantown. Tim and Melody Urbanic started Cafe Cimino in 1999, an upscale restaurant in the middle of the town's main street. They moved the restaurant and started a B&B, and that's how we found this GEM. We needed a place to stay, and just got extremely lucky to find a comfortable B&B featuring fantastic local foods. Once you're checked in, you can read about their "trans fat" free establishment and their passion for serving fresh, local foods.

The whole operation is in a beautiful  100+ year old home, with a carriage house (where we stayed) and a separate building hosting a wine/cigar bar.

The Carriage House (hosts 4 rooms, I believe)

The Wine/Cigar Bar - named Cimino's Little Dishes

We ate our dinner at Little Dishes both nights - we love the casual, relaxed atmosphere. We also loved the bartender Jill who waited on us the first night, and her husband Aaron who, while he doesn't usually work there, was pitching in on our second night. A great couple! (That's Jay in the picture - trying to pretend he wasn't having his picture taken!)

The walk from our room to the Little Dishes was short, but so cute. We pass the river and a firepit. (And since it was chilly both nights, it was very much appreciated!)


Even though both of our dinners were spectacular, the food highlight was breakfast. The 3-course breakfast was out of this world both days! Our second breakfast started with a fruit plate:

Followed by cranberry and golden raisin scones and blueberry muffins:

And finished with veggie and feta frittata with pepper bacon, crispy polenta and fresh mozzarella with a tomato balsamic dressing:

It's an adorable little town, and we'll most definitely be back!

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