Le Petit Chateau Inn – Hyde Park, New York

Author: , January 22nd, 2017

Le Petit Chateau Inn - Hyde Park

When you reserve a room at le Petit Chateau you will enjoy our incredible breakfast prepared by professional chefs. Most important, you will be supporting our area farmers when you stay with us. For twelve years we have been serving all local farm products to our guests. Our farm fresh eggs are delivered weekly, all of our dairy is from Ronnybrook & Hudson Valley Fresh, our honey is local, maple syrup and yogurt.

Charming and beautifully appointed, located on a rural 40 acre property in Hyde Park, NY this circa 1900 renovated farmhouse is a country Inn with a touch of France. The property is situated on a two acre pristine pond. The Bed & Breakfast was completely renovated yet the home maintains period moldings and hardwood floors. Modern amenities throughout the four bedrooms. Bathrooms en-suite, working fireplaces (propane), two sitting rooms, a half bath, French doors. Large Gourmet modern kitchen. State-of-the-art HVAC, electric and plumbing.

  • Circa 1900 Farmhouse style, completely renovated
  • Overlooks
  • pristine two acre pond
  • 4 bedrooms, all full baths
  • ensuite, half bath downstairs
  • Two sitting rooms
  • 4 propane
  • fireplaces, 1 electric fireplace
  • State of the art HVAC
  • New plumbing and electric
  • Great room design
  • Open design kitchen, granite counter, all new appliances
  • Hardwood floors throughout the house

Come stay with us at Le Petit Chateau Inn!

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Harvest Moon Bed & Breakfast, New Holland, Pennsylvania

Author: , November 18th, 2015

Harvest Moon Bed & Breakfast

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

The Harvest Moon specializes in culinary exploration and a healthy relaxing environment. Along with all that you expect at a B&B, we offer massage services and a unique approach to the world of culinary here in Lancaster County.

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Nomadic Boys – Gay Penang, the Food Capital of Asia

Author: , September 6th, 2015

Nomadic Boys - Penang

Penang in Northeast Malaysia is seen as THE foodie capital of Southeast Asia according to the travel Bible (Lonely Planet). Now, that’s a tall order in a region with a huge array of world star cuisines like Thai and Vietnamese.

But Penang has taken them all, rolled them up into one delicious whole and created it’s own eclectic mix to create this foodie paradise. Naturally, we were dead excited to go face down in the many food offerings, so we couldn’t wait to set foot here.

We pulled together our favourite places to eat, activities to do, gay friendly places to stay and gay hang outs, and put together our very own gay friendly travel guide to Penang. But first, a little bit more about all that amazing food that got us all so very excited!

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

Washington DC as a Culinary Capitol

Author: , May 8th, 2015

Zentan, Washington DCThankfully, one conversation in town that all political parties can agree on is that the nation’s capital has been transformed into a deliciously diverse draw for gourmands of all stripes.

“When I arrived here from New York in 2002, the story was fine-dining, corporate chains, and big boxes,” says Brooklyn-born Jamie Leeds, chef-owner of the highly acclaimed Hank’s Oyster Bar. “There were few home-spun eateries, and not a single neighborhood seafood restaurant.”

That was then. In the years since, Leeds and her peers have completely reinvented the culinary scene, not just at the neighborhood level, but in ways as deeply layered as Washington itself.

Championed by chefs, restaurateurs, hotels, relief organizations, and other stakeholders, it’s a culinary love fest founded on D.C. essentials such as advocacy, fundraising and community-building. Animated by passion, commitment, caring, and true esprit de cuisine, the result is positive change at the human level, both in terms of elevating the city’s gastronomic appeal–the cuisine and cocktails are sensational, attracting eager patronage from locals and visitors alike–and in the deeper vein of transforming neighborhoods while supporting and even saving lives. In D.C., food truly comforts.

By Jeff Heilman – Full Story at Passport | Passport Gay Travel Resources

St. Paul, Minnesota: A Culinary Capital?

Author: , September 2nd, 2013

St. Paul, Minnesota – Apple Maps

From Apple Maps

Baskin-Robbins has 31 flavors of ice cream. The Nook has 31 types of burgers. They’re ooey-gooey and oh-so-good.

At the always-bustling burger joint in residential St. Paul, over-indulgence is the rule and staff proudly wear T-shirts promoting the “Meat is Murder. Tasty… Tasty… Murder!” motto. Want a burger stuffed with pepper jack and topped with roast beef, bacon and cheddar? No problem. How about a patty coated in a delectable bourbon sauce? Coming right up. Care to heap the sauerkraut, corned beef, Swiss and tell-tale sauce of a Reuben atop your standard burger? Done.

Unlike Minneapolis with its hip downtown vibe, St. Paul is the sleepier of the Twin Cities. But its neighborhoods offer dining gems, some of which, like The Nook, are more hole-in-the-wall than chic gastropub. Situated beyond the outfield fence of the high school baseball diamond where eventual American League MVP Joe Mauer and Hall of Famer Paul Molitor cut their teeth, the restaurant’s brick facade has placards marking the spots where big hitters have landed balls over the years. Inside, the walls are plastered with memorabilia, photos of famous diners and award brags. Local icons have sandwiches named for them.

Authored By Brian Bakst – See the Full Story at Edge Boston

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Cancun’s Culinary Renaissance

Author: , May 5th, 2013
Cancun, Mexico

from Google Maps

I started to get worried when I saw the other passengers boarding my plane to Cancun. The late morning flight had been delayed and was now filling up with 20-somethings who had obviously chosen to wait it out with 2-for-1 cocktails at the airport bar. I was realizing that the week of relaxation I’d been anticipating might actually be spent fighting for a beach chair among the crowds of rowdy spring breakers.

Even the flight attendants looked concerned.

It’s no secret that Cancun has a reputation. The combination of stunning beaches, budget-friendly resorts, and over-the-top nightlife has made it a magnet for college kids looking to cut loose.

But I soon learned that the options are also plentiful for those of us craving something a bit more luxurious.

Authored By Alejandra Ramos – See the Full Story at Edge Boston

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Foodie Heaven in Benidorm, Spain

Author: , March 4th, 2013

Benidorm GastronomyLooking for some fun in the son, along with some great cuisine? Check out Pink News’ new review of Benidorm, Spain, a culinary paradise:

Look past the inevitable pizzas and fastfood you find in every resort, and you will see the rich gastronomic variety of the Valencia region, renowned as one of the finest in Spain and it’s easy to see why. There are so many historic influences on the traditional cuisine from the invading Moors and the seafaring spice merchants to the fishing and agricultural heritage of the area. Paella was born here, in all it’s many forms, and the excellent range of local rice dishes form the basis of a number of speciality paellas to tempt the taste buds.

They also have the skinny on a bunch of upcoming culinary events:

The first event in March is a week-long local event promoting the ‘cuchara’ or food you literally eat on spoons, such as soups, stews and rice dishes. Several restaurants in the resort will create special keenly priced menus to showcase regional dishes. This is closely followed in mid April by the Tapas & Pinchos competition which encourages local restaurants and some of the region’s best chefs to create the most imaginative dishes to present to a panel of exacting judges and ends with a festival celebrating the rice dishes of the region in October.

Check out the full article here.

Click here for gay travel resources in Comunidad Valencia.

 

Indulge Your Culinary Desires in Belgium

Author: , March 28th, 2012

Belgian ChocolateThere are adventure vacations where you climb a mountain or sail the sea. There are restful getaways where you burrow into a white sand beach with a good book, only to come up for air when the sun has set and it’s time to go to bed.

Then there are those rare expeditions that elevate your senses beyond what you thought possible. You taste something simultaneously savory and sweet. You stumble upon a town divided for centuries then united by a microbrewery. You dizzyingly dine through 17 courses in a single day – and just when you think you’re about to burst, you take a bite of Napoleon ice cream with ground cherries and you think, “I may be dead because it’s not possible that anything this decadent could be anywhere but heaven.”

You are not in heaven. You are in Belgium.

With a population of approximately 11 million people, Belgium is a melange of Dutch and French speakers and a cultural mish mash of Flemish and Walloon. The differences and uneven economic development of the country has been a source of contention for decades.

Full Story from Edge Boston

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