And since we will be having brunch, I will be joining our dear Gollum, Michael Lee, at Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday! I don't seem to cook much any more, so this is a perfect photo op for me! Be sure to head on over to her blog after this to see some wonderful dishes from our fellow bloggers!
Now...where are we going? To France with a stop in Burgundy?
Or how about Napa Valley?
Can you guess where we are? We are in Braselton, Georgia, at Château Elan Winery and Resort! Can you believe it?
It is a beautiful resort with a wonderful chateau. See the French flag in the middle? Ooohhh...lots of frenchy stuff here! I'm going to have fun!!
There's even a fountain with a very happy grape-squishing woman in the middle. I wanted to take off my shoes and climb in, but I resisted! Maybe next time!
Brunch is served in the atrium of the adjoining hotel and spa. Isn't it gorgeous?
Of course, there's lots of fresh fruit...
...with the best blueberries on Earth, hands down! My favorites! I ate my fruit so quickly that I forgot to take a photo of my plate!
There's also a selection of pastries...
...croissants with ham and cheese...
...bread pudding with a yummy sauce...
...and proof that we are in Georgia...biscuits and sausage gravy. They have the best anywhere! Only in the South could a chateau make such a claim!
And final proof of our location, y'all...grits! Their grits are wonderful...so creamy! Yum! All we need is some butter!
They also have an omelette station. That's what my friend is having. I'll be doing Dr. Atkins after this, so I don't want any eggs today. I'll be eating lots of those soon enough! lol
Here's her plate! The O'Brien potatoes are soooo good! She loves bacon! Me, too!
And this is mine...er... a truck driver's who was sitting nearby and graciously allowed me to photograph his plate! lol Yep. That's right.
After brunch, we decided to have a look around. There's a wine bar where you can sample the wines that are made at the chateau. Hmmm...too early for that. You can also tour the winery if you like.
How about the gift shop? Let's go check it out!
Of course, they have a selection of their own wines...
....as well as all sorts of frenchy things, like these grapey and roostery items! You know I loved this!! I actually resisted, though, and didn't buy anything! Can you believe it? I wish I could say that we followed this up by spending the afternoon at the spa, but...$$$. So I guess I'll just head home to Spa Plate Addict! lol
Well...that's it! I hope you enjoyed our visit to Château Elan! Please be sure to swing by Gollum's to check out her beautiful blog and to continue your gastronomic tour of blogland! Thanks for dropping by! See you next time! A la prochaine!