21. March 2012 11:41
Our much-anticipated Breakfast Recipe Challenge launched on Monday. We received nearly 100 entries from innkeepers around the world. With the help of guest judges Danielle Contray of Budget Travel and Helen Anders of The Austin American-Statesman (our local paper), we pared these down to 16 creative breakfast dishes.
You can see the 16 finalists in our Facebook album. A few Diamond Collection properties made the cut. To the right is one of the finalists that came from a Diamond Collection member; it's Duck Confit Hash & Egg (aka Quackin Good Hash & Egg) from Casa Laguna Inn & Spa in Laguna Beach, CA.
From March 19-26, the top 16 will be paired head-to-head, with one pair going up for vote at noon each day. On March 27, we'll announce the top eight, and that bracket will begin. The final vote takes place on April 2.
You can vote once a day. One lucky voter will randomly be selected to win a $500 BedandBreakfast.com gift card. That's enough for an amazing weekend getaway!
By Emily Starbuck Crone