"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." ~ Virginia Woolf
Unique and Unforgettable Dining Experiences
An amazing dining experience is a memory that you'll carry with you for years to come, and Select Registry properties provide this kind of unforgettable experience. Many properties are known as much for their food as their hospitality and accommodations. ''We had the most amazing dinner here on our honeymoon 20 years ago,'' recalled Jan, a repeat guest of an inn in New England. ''Somehow, they've managed to improve upon our memories.''
Because Select Registry inns are unique -- and personal reflections of their owners -- the food and ambience vary dramatically from inn to inn. One might specialize in authentic German cuisine, while another might offer an informal backyard barbecue, or the utmost in elegant French dining.
Many of our properties offer cuisine based largely on the produce of an area or region. ''Whatever is fresh and local gets priority here,'' says a Wisconsin chef, who begins a spring dinner with a mouthwatering appetizer of wild leeks and fiddlehead ferns, followed by the ultimate delicacy from Lake Superior: sautéed whitefish livers with crumbled bacon and bell peppers.
An innkeeper in British Columbia gathers Dungeness crab for his dinner guests. An inn in Washington serves more than one hundred varieties of wild mushrooms. Maine lobster, Maryland blue crab, steamed Iowa sweet corn, a sweet-tart slice of Door Country cherry pie… the list goes on. Why not experience these delicacies for yourself?
And since the Select Registry requires that our non-full service properties be located within a short distance of fine dining establishments, you'll always be in the company of fabulous food.