Everyone has checked in, and their first class session is in the books! My dogs are barking! I have the morning session free and I think I will toodle into town for a nice mani/pedi before I have to go back to work. Before I do that I will be going downstairs to have a little (or if you have been here before, BIG) breakfast.
The food at the Capitol Plaza is nothing less than amazing at the Capitol Plaza! During your stay here, you will eat breakfast and lunch as a group in the ballroom. We had a great Welcome Lunch yesterday of baked chicken with a sliced tomato sauce and fresh seasonal squashes. I was going to take a photo to share, but it was gone before I could do so :) So I will share a photo of my breakfast instead, below. There is always hot breakfast at the hotel, which I love, and it rotates - some mornings scrambled eggs, some mornings eggs benedict. In addition, they do a cereal and yogurt bar in case you tire of the egg and potato routine.
Breakfast and Lunch are included with the Green Mountain Rug School rates, while dinner is on your own so you can experience the over 40 restaurants downtown Montpelier has to offer. My two personal favorites:
J.Morgans - attached to the hotel. We eat here all week as it is a short commute for us (only about 10 steps). However, it doesnt hurt that the food is awesome as well. I overheard a student talking about how pleased she was with the portion sizes - you can get 2 meals out of 1!
Julios - If you love a good plate of nachos, Julios is the best in town. Their reasonable prices and laid back atmosphere make it one of my favs in town. If I get a free break I will try to snap a photo of the California nachos - black beans, guacamole and fresh tomatoes! mmmmm... my mouth is watering already.