Breakfast at Le Cormier

Since we started Le Cormier Bed and Breakfast, we have more and more increased our breakfast offerings. It's fine to start off each day with a bit of bread and jam, as the French do. But every now and then, a more varied, more plentiful breakfast can be a far more satisfying start.

Today, we present the culmination of these efforts in this, our Le Cormier Breakfasts page. Before you come, let us know what interests you and we'll prepare for your visit. After all, your visit to France doesn't have to simply consist of the spacious and pretty Le Cormier suites or visits to the chateaux, vineyards and fine restaurants here. You can start every day with a colorful, imaginative and very tasty breakfast. We regularly offer many of the dishes you will find below with more modest calorie levels or with heart healthy ingredients. Start your day out right - have breakfast at Le Cormier.

Le Cormier Breakfast

Breakfast for Two

  • Orange and Concord Grape juices
  • Cheeses from the Auvergne and the Jura
  • Cheese Blintzes
  • Pear Cake slices
  • Carrot-Zucchini Loaf Cake slices
  • Strawberries and Blueberries fresh from our garden

We always start with the traditional French 'petit dejeuner' of coffee, French baguette, our own home-made jams and jellies, unsalted butter, and orange juice. To this we usually add a second juice, perhaps croissants (some may have chocolate bits inside), tea -if you like - and several of the following, depending on availability and early requests:

Eggs

  • Any way - soft to hard boiled, poached, basted, coddled, over easy, medium or hard, shirred (baked) or scrambled.
  • Omlette - Western, French, Huevos Rancheros, Seafood (Hangtown Fry) or Vegetarian
  • Smoked-Ham Eggs Benedict or Smoked-Salmon Eggs Benedict, both with baking powder biscuits with Le Cormier butter sauce

Filling Egg Dishes

  • Savory Fritatta - Seafood, Western, or French
  • Savory Mushroom Strata with cheese sauce
  • Sweet Bread Pudding with hard sauce and cinnamon coulis
Brioche

Freshly baked brioche cooling on a rack in the kitchen

Breakfast specialties

  • Cheese Blintzes
  • Dutch Babies
  • Fresh Fruit Clafoutis
  • French Toast made with Brioche and Cinnamon with Maple Syrup or powdered sugar on top
  • Blueberry Pancakes with Maple Syrup
  • Bacon-Wrapped Baked Eggs with Polenta (a shirred egg variation)
  • Golden Fritters with Maple Syrup - made with generous amounts of Corn, Apple, or Banana
  • Grilled Garden Tomatoes, Onions and Bell Peppers (in season)
  • Sweet and Savory Crepes with different fillings - mushroom, duck, scallops, fresh fruit, etc.
  • Tomato Tarte Tatin
blintzes

Cheese Blintzes

Freshly-baked Breakfast Breads

  • Le Cormier Fruit Muffins such as Apple Compote, Raspberry-White Chocolate, Almond-Blueberry, Chocolate Crunch, etc.
  • Fresh and Hot Baking Powder Biscuits, sweet butter, jam
  • Fresh and Hot Scones, buttery-lemony with fruit added
  • Goat Cheese and Black Pepper Biscuits with Smoked Salmon and Fresh Dill
  • Fresh-from-the-oven Cinnamon-Walnut or Cherry Danish
  • Grandmother's Pear Cake
  • Warm Cherry-Hazelnut loaf slices with sweet butter and jam
  • Warm Carrot-Zucchini loaf slices with sweet butter and jam
cannele

Bordeaux Cannele

Breakfast meats

  • Grilled Boudin Blanc
  • Grilled Home-made Western sausage
  • Grilled Thick, French bacon
sausages

Home made pork sausage

Cereals

  • Muesli
  • Hot oatmeal
  • Swiss Oat Cereal (Rolled oats soaked overnight in orange and lemon juices mixed with fresh fruit and nuts served with cream and honey)
Danish

Another Breakfast for Two

  • Orange juice and Coffee
  • Fresh plums from our trees (unsprayed)
  • Fresh Fruit Clafoutis
  • Cherry, Maple and Walnut Scones
  • plus creamery butter, hot milk, brown bread, and jams.