Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Our "Mini-Moon" in Maine!

This past weekend, Mike and I spent two nights in Kennebunkport, Maine for our mini honeymoon (i.e., "mini-moon" :)). Since Mike works in a school, our availability to take a longer honeymoon is limited to the summertime, so our big one will be next summer (Belgium and France!). It was very convenient that a long weekend, Veterans Day weekend, fell one week after our wedding. It provided us with the perfect time for a brief, relaxing getaway!

The hubs (!!) and I stayed at an amazing bed and breakfast in Kennebunkport. It was the Bufflehead Cove Inn. Friends, this place was the best! We absolutely loved everything about our stay and would return there in a heartbeat. For folks in the New England area, I would highly recommend checking it out! Bufflehead Cove was recently named one of the Top 10 B&B's in the United States for 2012 by What an honor! Very cool.

Since this is a food blog, I won't go into too many details about the non-food aspects of our stay, but in general, just know that the hospitality, comfort, charm, cleanliness, and friendliness of this place were top notch! And the food?! Oh man.

We had two wonderful breakfasts during our stay at the B&B. Everything was simply delicious! Mike and I are definitely "foodies," so we greatly appreciate a meal that's done right.

The first morning, we started off with grapefruit. It was prepared in a way I've never heard of - it had been broiled with coconut and brown sugar! Very creative. And very delicious!

We also had a very refreshing orange banana smoothie with breakfast. I loved that they were served in champagne flutes!

The coffee was awesome too. Mike and I really love our coffee and appreciate quality coffee, so we were very happy. :) And note the fresh flowers on the table too. It's small touches like that that go a long way, in my mind!

And the main course for our first breakfast was waffles! They were served with fresh strawberries, fresh homemade whipped cream, toasted almonds, and real maple syrup. And we also had the most delicious side of bacon. Everything was seriously so good!

 The waffles were cooked perfectly, and the homemade whipped cream was just sweet enough but not too sweet. I can't say enough good things about every part of this breakfast!

Morning view from our private balcony. :)

I just thought this little duck napkin holder was the cutest thing and couldn't resist taking a picture.

This is the dining room where we enjoyed our breakfasts. Coffee and tea were available around the clock too, which was really nice.

Oh, and each day at 5:30 pm in the living area of the B&B (shown below), hot apple cider, cheese, crackers, and fruit were served for guests. Such a nice touch! Mike and I enjoyed that both days.

Breakfast #2! I forgot to take a picture of the chalkboard for breakfast #1.

Along with what's listed on the chalkboard, we also had a strawberry mango smoothie. Another delicious and refreshing one!

The melon dish was seasoned with lime and ginger. So much better than just plain melon!

Now, onto the main part of breakfast... The quiche. Quite possibly the best quiche I've ever had! The crust was so flavorful and flaky in the right way. It's a good thing I was way too full at the end of the meal to eat more. I would have loved a second piece!

Along with the quiche, we also had homefries made with baby red potatoes and a side of asparagus (both so good!). And a nice, sweet addition to the meal was a fabulous lemon blueberry cake.

I was so sad when we finished this meal! It was amazingly good. We made sure to eat slowly so we could savor everything. :)

Below are a few more pictures of random other tidbits of our weekend. There were so many memorable aspects of our mini-moon! 

The B&B had the most comfortable bathrobes I've ever tried on. Wow.

There was turndown service in the evening with chocolates and chocolate covered strawberries! In my mind, it is these thoughtful little touches that truly "make" a place. Bufflehead Cove thought of everything!

Our very clean, comfortable, and charming room.

It was complete with a cozy sitting area, gas fireplace (which we used and was awesome!), spa tub, and a private balcony.

Mike and I went for an awesome sunset walk along the beach one evening. It was beautiful!!

A view of the town of Kennebunkport from the B&B in the evening.

The B&B at night.

We had such a wonderful weekend!

 Now one of these days I'll actually share a recipe on this blog... ;)

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