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Last week I told you about Food Blog Forum that was held in Asheville, NC and promised to show The Biltmore House today. Not only and I talking about The Biltmore House, but we’re going behind-the-scenes!
As part of the conference, I got a special backstage tour of The Biltmore House. Not only did we get to dine at Biltmore, and sample treats from the various restaurants, but we got go in rooms usually roped off to the public. And, we were allowed to take photos. This excited me as much as the tour.
The breakfast room. Formal, yet so much smaller than the dining room. Get this — single house members (and I think guests) we “required” to eat breakfast in the breakfast room. If you were married, you could eat in your room.
I just started watching Downton Abbey and when Lady Mary got married she takes this to heart and stops having breakfast downstairs. So, it must be true!
The dining room is as impressive as it seems. All the red chairs lined up waiting for guests. There is a small table in this room for when the family is not entertaining (top right). They were able to still eat formally, without having to use the large table.
Disclosure: My tour was part of the Food Blog Forum conference. I have not been compensated for this post. No way, no how.