To do the Yates House right, book “The Garden Suite”, arrive early, and walk or bike the nearby KATY trail state park, southward (toward Jeff City) a ways. Return at dine at Abigail’s (reservations required) that evening – if Dixie isn’t catering or teaching a cooking class. After relaxing in the back yard flower gardens and enjoying a great sleep, get ready for the best part.
For breakfast, expect something from Dixie like Crème Brûlée French Toast (an Emeril Lagasse recipe Dixie fixed) or Praline Biscuit with Fresh Peaches and Cherries, followed up with Tarragon & Leek Egg Soufflé with a Bacon ‘n Sausage Skewer. I call the latter the “Just Shoot Me” breakfast. It is to die for. Imagine a cinnamon roll with the texture of a flaky buttermilk biscuit, with crunchy pecans quilted in, and topped with a big dollop of whipped cream, lazing in a pool of sautéed fresh peaches and tart cherries.
Yates House will wag your tail, trust me.
You’ll definitely want to bring home a copy of their cook book.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury B&B providing excellent lodging, food, and hospitality. A Select Registry property, meeting the highest standards for particular Bed & Breakfast travelers. Katy Trail, winery, fine restaurants, shopping, authentic small town atmosphere. Located fifteen minutes from Columbia, MO. ... more less