Monday, May 12, 2014

Breakfast by the Sea



"We're going out for breakfast on Saturday," said he, "We have a 9 am reservation." 

Reservation? For breakfast? Really?

And this is where he took me. It's in Sidney by the Sea, just a few miles north. Our good friends have their boat moored in the nearby marina and recommended the Sea Glass Restaurant. We did need that reservation.
 

Table 12 has the best view overlooking the marina. A grey day, but brightening. Masts reflected in the water rippled in the breeze.
 

Sea glass, shells, and watery shades of blue, green and aqua made for beautiful decor that just added to the experience. 
 

And the breakfast? Wild salmon cakes on foccacia bread layered with spinach, topped with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce. Crispy potatoes on the side. A little dish of fruit. Earl Grey tea to drink. Delicious and satisfying. So satisfying that I brought home half of it and enjoyed it again on Sunday morning! 

A great start to a Mother's Day weekend that included a wedding shower, dinner with  children and grandchildren, puttering in the garden, phone calls with my daughters and more. I hope your weekend was equally wonderful. 

26 comments:

Millie said...

Oh, that all looks delicious! Your whole weekend sounds perfect.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Oh that looks delicious Lorrie!
Your weekend sounds full to the brim of earthy delights...maybe we'll see you out on your boat cruising the seas sometime soon!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful place...I love sea glass and would love seeing the decorations around the restaurant. Sounds like you had a lovely day! Hugs, Diane

ellen b. said...

That plate of food and spot by the window looks fabulous. Glad you had a good weekend.

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

That Sidney by the Sea has just the most wonderful spots. And your brunch looks so delicious.

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh, that breakfast looks so delicious, Lorrie. What a treat to dine in such a lovely place. I'm glad you had a wonderful weekend.

Jill said...

Looks so delicious and beautiful! My second daughter grad from college so we had that, and moved two kids home from college, and visited my Mom...it was a good weekend too!

cucki said...

Wow so lovely..
Glad you had a beautiful weekend x

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

What a fantastic idea. We often don't think about neat places to go for breakfast. But, after a breakfast like that one, I bet you were happy all day long.

Vee said...

What a thoughtful husband! That breakfast looks delicious. I do enjoy Eggs Benedict so all the extras would just take it over the top! Your weekend sounds terrific.

gretchenjoanna.com said...

That does all look splendid! Happy Mother's Day (week) !

Helsie said...

Oh, it all sounds wonderful! You took some home? What willpower !

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

I'm having a little chuckle Lorrie as this is just the place my husband would take me to!!
Ulterior motive - to check out boats on a walk down the mariner!!
Yummy food - I thought it looked like a huge meal - I would have done the same!!

podso said...

The breakfast looks wonderful. Going out for breakfast is one of my favorite things!

Marilyn said...

I would have loved breakfast here. How could you not resist taking a handful of sea glass home with you?
They are gorgeous. What a lovely way to start the special weekend.

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful surprise from your husband! Lovely view, delicious food (with leftovers!), seaside ambiance...all the right elements to kick off your Mother's Day weekend!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Your breakfast looks delicious and I love dark chips like those.

Jen Vandervoort said...

I'm drooling, and this is just after dinner...that looks so good.

If I ever get around that area, I am going to that restaurant.

Jen

Mary Cromer said...

Lorrie it sounds and looks like a great day and what a twist using salmon, rather than Canadian bacon on your breakfast entree...yum~

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Wow! What a lovely treat, Lorrie! I hope you had a beautiful Mother's Day!!!
xo,
Lin

Storybook Woods said...

Happy belated Mother's day. Oh my what a lovely start and how sweet of your hubby. Special memories. Clarice

Kathy said...

So lovely! I like the decor...and your brunch looked and sounded delicious. Sidney is such a nice little town.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

It sounds and looks absolutely perfect. Wonderful photos.

aimee said...

Oh my does that breakfast look yummy--now I am really, really hungry:) Glad to hear your Mother's Day celebrations were wonderful.
Blessings, Aimee

Poppy said...

Whether its a sweet surprise, a planned gathering, or even simply strolling around the garden, enjoying time with loved ones or spending quiet moments alone, Mother's Day is always a time for celebration.

Glad you had a wonderful day, Lorrie!

Poppy

Poppy said...

Sorry, typo. Should read, '...it's a sweet...', not 'its a sweet...'.