Gourmet Country Breakfast

Breakfast is a celebration of new friends, fine food and great company at The Inn at Monticello, our bed and breakfast in Charlottesville, Virginia. Wake up to the aroma of our own special blend of freshly brewed coffee from the Queen’s Beans Roasters, and enjoy a cup on the porch or in the living room by the fire. Or, sip a cup of fine tea and read the newspaper as you await a generous gourmet breakfast featuring wonderful country cooking.

Served at 8:30 a.m. in our dining room, breakfast at our inn includes fresh fruit and juice, home-baked muffins, scones or coffee cake, and an ever-changing menu of delicious entrees. Some of our most requested dishes are Orange Croissant French Toast, Heavenly Scrambled Eggs, with smoked Gouda cheese and fresh dill, and a Southern favorite — Lemon Blueberry Buttercream Pancakes. Bob also gets special requests for his secret grits recipe! Many of these scrumptious recipes are featured in national cookbooks, as well as in the Virginia Bed and Breakfast Association Cookbook.

“You love to cook…and it shows!” remarked a recent guest. The menu is designed to make the most of seasonally available foods. Individual dietary needs and restrictions are always considered as we prepare our morning specialties. Please notify our staff at the time of booking if you have special requirements.

Here are several favorite recipes from The Inn at Monticello

Heavenly Scrambled Eggs
(Serves 6 – 8)

  • 12 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 2 T. butter
  • 3/4 cup shredded smoked gouda cheese
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 T. chopped chives or fresh dill
  • 1/2 t, salt

Melt butter in large skillet. Beat eggs with the half and half. Scramble the eggs gently and slowly over medium-low heat. When the egg mixture begins to firm up, add sour cream, gouda and chives. Mix well. Very creamy! Great served with garlic and rosemary roasted potatoes.

Contact us for more recipes or check out some of our favorite cookbooks:

  • Best Recipes from American Country Inns, by Kitty and Lucien Maynard
  • Virginia Bed and Breakfast Recipes, by Melissa Craven

Favorite Breakfast & Brunch Recipes II, by the Virginia Egg Council