Wake Up on the Bright Side

by Stacey Pacific

Wake up on the Bright Side!

Eating a nutritious breakfast helps set the tone for your day. It has the power to fuel your brain and body for a healthy, happy and focused day. Here at the Danbury La Quinta Inn and Suites, we offer our guests a complimentary bright-side breakfast. Our breakfast includes scrambled eggs and sausage, a yogurt parfait station, hot and cold cereal, fresh fruit, bagels, coffee and much more. Stay with us and enjoy our personal favorite- the Make Your Own Belgian Waffle Station!


The hardest part of our Belgian Waffle station is thinking how you’re going to “top it” during the two and a half minute cook time. We have every topping you could imagine including chocolate, caramel and strawberry syrups, sliced peaches and bananas, sprinkles, whipped cream, and cherries.


Take the Chill Off


Take The Chill Off is the brainchild of Marc Goldstein and Chef Tim. Marc was looking for a way to get more blankets to people in need. Chef Tim wanted to use his talents to help that effort. Together they created this one day event that takes place at multiple sites around Berks County. Chef Tim makes his award winning chili and 100% of the proceeds go directly to Blankets of Hope. Marc created Blankets of Hope to operate without any overhead. All donated money goes directly to getting blankets to the organizations that need them. Find out what inspires and motivates these two to keep on providing opportunities for all of us to get involved and help others.

2017 Wedding Food Trends

Happy New Year!  We have said good-bye to 2016, but I think some of the past year’s food trends will be here to stay, at least for a while.  Cauliflower made a huge debut served as just about everything from buffalo flavored “wings” to steak, and even shredded cauliflower rice.  2016 also gave us Matcha, coconut oil, and food bowls just to name a few.

Hello 2017!!  The food scene this year is going to be magical!  We are seeing more cultural foods, healthier alternatives, fermented foods, hummus, and my favorite, Purple.  Purple is popping up everywhere from potatoes, beets, cauliflower (of course!) and tortilla chips.  The color purple shows us that these foods may be dense with nutrients and antioxidants.


One of our favorite things to watch in any given year in the hospitality industry are the wedding trends for the year ahead.  Here are a few we liked:

Brinner: Out with Brunch!  Brinner is of course breakfast for dinner.  Think Chicken & Waffles, Pancakes- savory & sweet, Steak & Eggs, or even an Omelet station.


Miniature Anything:  It’s just a bite!  They are easy for guests to handle, and there are so many options from butlered and displayed hors d’oeuvres, dinner stations, and of course desserts such as mini pastries, miniature cupcakes.  Be careful not to go too overboard with this one, it can be very labor intensive for chef.


Stations and DYI :  Not so new, but now they are even more creative, and more fun! 

After Party Snacks: No matter what time your reception ends, your guests will love a snack after all of that dancing and mingling.


There are so many more new trends happening, please share and comment with us!

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