It’s the most important meal of the day, or so they say. It’s breakfast. In America breakfast has a million interpretations. For some, it’s a bowl of cereal, and for others it must include the trinity: eggs, bacon and potatoes. Breakfast around the world, however, has about gazillion interpretations. Check out how these countries start their days:

China: Millions enjoy fried dough sticks and warm soymilk. Dim sum and hot soups are also popular.

England: A full English breakfast includes eggs, sausage, bacon, beans, mushrooms and tomato.

France: Coffee, tea or hot chocolate plus a pastry or baguette with butter and jam.

Germany: Assorted breads, cold meats, cheeses, butter and jam.

Turkey: Everything but the kitchen sink! Bread, cheese, butter, olives, eggs, tomatoes, cucumbers, jam, honey and kaymak (similar to clotted cream).

South Africa: Putu pap, a hot cereal often made with corn is a common start to the day.

I don’t know about you, but I’m positively drooling. I adore breakfast of all kinds, so long as someone else is cooking it.  While I love to cook, breakfast is my least favorite meal to prepare. For me, cooking up a big breakfast is work. After years of experience in the kitchen I still struggle to get everything on the table while it’s still hot.

And so, you can understand why I think the Breakfast at Bouquet package at Ponte Vineyard Inn is the best thing since sliced sourdough toast (with fresh strawberry jam… mmm). Guests who book receive breakfast at the award-winning Bouquet Restaurant ($20 dining credit per person) and one Moscato Mimosa per adult, on us. You will be seated in the gorgeous courtyard, which boasts vineyard and mountain views, and the soft trickling sound of the courtyard fountain. Whether you’re in the mood for salty or sweet, light or substantial, Bouquet has a dish for you.

Steak and Eggs comes with an all-natural marinated Niman Ranch flat iron steak plus 2 eggs, sautéed asparagus and rosemary red potatoes. Our interpretation of French Toast is almond-crusted brioche bread, griddled to perfection and served with fresh California strawberries and limoncello syrup. The Crab Omelet is a combination of 3 farm eggs, crab, spinach, creamy boursin cheese and avocado served up with red potatoes or mixed greens drizzled with basil shallot vinaigrette. Bouquet’s famous Lemon Ricotta Pancakes are topped with fresh blueberries and limoncello infused maple syrup.  This is just a handful of delicious options you can choose from. See the full menu here.

Trust us, you’ll be satisfied, energized and ready for a full day of discovering wine country. The Breakfast at Bouquet package offers a savings of $60 per couple.

Click here to book your Breakfast at Bouquet package.

–Erica Martinez