Start your day with a fabulous breakfast at Classic Rosewood Inn. It is your choice of time (between 7 and 10 AM) and space. Choose from an elegant setting in one of the bays, next to the grand piano or perhaps next to the fireplace in the front parlor with sun streaming in through lovely lace. Or you might enjoy the outside porch facing the rose garden and fountain and bird feeder in the summer or the intimate library with a roaring fire in the winter. Another pleasant option many guests enjoy is breakfast in suite. Every room has a private dining setting with comfy chairs. How nice to not have to get out of your “jammies”. Imagine a soft knock on the door ”Breakfast is here” and voila --two large baskets with divine scents wafting up. Take your time. No clocks, no schedules, no one is waiting for your table.
Breakfast begins always with a fresh fruit entrée, followed by the main entrée either sweet or savory (menus rotate so you are never served the same menu twice if staying more than a day.) And final course is a bread or pastry or meat accompaniment.
Beverages are the finest fresh roasted and ground fair trade organic coffee from European Roasterie. Our teas are bulk and from Verdant Tea Company in Minneapolis who work directly with small farmer cooperatives in China to source the finest handcrafted teas in the world. www.verdanttea.com.We prefer to get our juice from local orchards so its typically apple juice. . .
Entrée specialties include Eggs Florentine, Popover Pancakes, Minnesota Wild Rice Quiche, Sour Cream Pecan Waffles and Waffled French Toast.
Among the pastry specialties guests rave about are French Caramel Apple Bread Pudding, Apricot White Chocolate Scones, Sour Cherry Buttermilk Bran Muffins.
We use local sources for everything possible and buy 95% of our groceries from our local co-op (Spiral Natural Foods) so you know it is fresh, organic and no preservatives.
Then also dont forget to help yurself to the round the clock pantry with organic ice cream, our own homemade cookies and fresh tea from Verdant and cocoa and chai selections.
Since so many of our guests like to hibernate (especially after indulging in a massage by our "Caring Hands" team), we offer Simple Supper or you might call it Picnic Supper as you pick it up in the kitchen window (whatever time you tell us). Then choose to enjoy it in your suite or at any table for two at the inn as there is no table service or room service with this option.
Please give us 24 hours notice for your choice. If you are with us for a few days and decide to dine in, don’t hesitate to ask if we can do it for you on shorter notice. We do not have a liquor license, so you may bring in your own wine or champagne if you are so inclined. We do have the accessories, including glasses, openers, and chillers. Between May and November, you might even like to visit our local winery and choose a fine award winning Alexis Bailly accompaniment.
We would love to serve you our simple supper here at the Inn, but if you feel like a night out, or are staying two nights and want to dine one night in, one night out, we have some great independent eateries (many chef owned) we highly recommend. We keep their menus in the library, but many change options seasonally and use fresh local ingredients, so check out their websites too!
We are always happy to make reservations for you too. One of the things we like best are our guests who also love to support our independent eateries and do not have a "Priceline attitude," but an appreciation that such eateries are serving superb hospitality, amazing food and can compete with chain restaurants and fast food dives. We need to support small independents to keep them alive and thriving! We believe wholeheartedly and practice the 3 ⁄ 50 theory! That is spend at least $50 a month to one of your chosen three businesses you want to be sure continue to exist. Sign up today!
One of a kind places, with one of a kind shopkeepers, with one of a kind goodies. These places need us – chains don’t. Please shop "local" when in town.Alexis Bailly Vineyard and Winery www.abvwines.com The first vineyard and winery in Minnesota, .It has produced award winners every year since opening. Enjoy bocce ball, lovely arbor and deli offerings with wine tastings. .
The Hastings Co-op Creamery Dairy Store 1701 Vermillion Street 651-437-9414
Here you can still get a real cream malt for a buck!
Creative Confectionaire 651-437-7788 www.creativeconfectinaire.com
Handcrafted truffles and fudge and caramel corn. They moved their retail operation from dowtown to a larger commercial kitchen but you can sitill order online or by phone.
Reissner Meat and Grocery 210 E Second Street 651-437-4189
Third generation butcher family, in the same location for over 100 years
Spiral Natural Foods Westview Drive on the frontage road to Westview Mall 651-437-2667
Competitive prices, and the produce is always fresh and mostly local. Awesome staff.
Emily’s Bakery and Deli
1212 Vermillion Street 651-437-3338
Another third generation Hastings business still making goodies the old fashioned way. Famous for sugar cookies, cheese bread, carrot cake and lemon bars
Meloy Park Florist 1210 Vermillion Street 651-437-3184
How would you know that a talented creative florist would be a "foodie"? Be wowed by the gourmet food line here. We order flowers from Leslie for guests and can include a wonderful bottle of walnut oil or Rothschild Sauce for your "foodie"