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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Skye opens for breakfast; dinner to follow

The sign for Skye has tantalized passersby of the Lawnfield Inn in Mentor, near Mentor Avenue and Center Street. The restaurant, named after Scotland's Isle of Skye is now open for breakfast from 6:30 to 10 a.m. weekdays and 7 to 11 a.m. other days. Its late night Pub menu also is being served and on Monday it will open for dinner. Hospitality is nothing new to the Kneen family owners of the inn and restaurant since they're the folks behind Traveline, largest travel agency in Ohio, which was founded by Arline Kneen, now on the cusp of turning 92. But this is their first venture into the restaurant business. When I stopped for breakfast I enjoyed oatmeal, a wonderful mainstay of the Scots. This oatmeal was redolent of crunchy whole grains and had a little homemade apple sauce and brown sugar served on the side along with nibbles of fresh strawberry, cantaloupe and pineapple. It's one of four complimentary breakfast served to overnight guests at the inn, but only the tip of the proverbial iceberg once the full breakfast menu is glimpses. It has mini Belgian waffles, eggs Benedict, homemade granola, French toast with Bananas Foster no less and the expected pancakes, omelette and egg dishes.
Check out my breakfast video for a closer look:


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