When we travel to a new town, we look for gourmet wine and food shops, art galleries, small bookstores, boutiques, and antique stores. We always search for a restaurant that provides a memorable dining experience featuring local artisan food. We found all that and more in Lewisburg, West Virginia.
We enjoyed the most delightful brunch of our lives at The French Goat in Lewisburg.
Knowing that Mr. Mickey enjoys bread above all other food, I ordered a Bread Basket, including a freshly baked croissant, pastry, and a chocolate croissant. There were very few crumbs remaining by the end of our meal.
We both ordered the omelet of the day, which included crab and leeks with potato hash. When you have a light and fluffy omelet prepared perfectly with the freshest ingredients, your standards are set higher forevermore.
We enjoyed a Pavlova with a fresh berry compote for dessert. Mr. Mickey had never experienced this baked meringue dessert, named in honor of the Russian ballerina, so it was great fun to see his expression. After this meal, he asked if driving three hours each way to have brunch was out of the question. We don’t have to make the return trip on the same day. Arthur Forgette, the Proprietor of The French Goat, is also the host of a Bed and Breakfast, Maison Marcel, and a donut shop owner, Retro Donuts and More.
After such a delightful trip, we look forward to our next visit to the Allegany Mountains to stay in the Bed and Breakfast and enjoy more of all that Lewisburg and Greenbrier County have to offer. The area is rich with history and vast natural resources. I can envision my retirement here.
As always, I packed separates that could be worn in various combinations to create appropriate looks for any part of the day. I did not bring jeans on this trip since there is a strict dress code at the Greenbrier.
My Sunday look included Montana Moss jeggings from Chico’s. The navy top is old by Clara Sunwoo via My Fair Lady.
I often build my look around the colors in a silk scarf. I especially appreciate the vibrant colors of this one. It was unfolded and worn as a wrap to fend off the air conditioning while we enjoyed brunch. The Dooney & Bourke Bordeaux bag is old.