SOLOMONS, Md. - The Blue Heron Inn, a Bed & Breakfast in historic Solomons, Md., is in the care of a new set of handsthose of an aspiring young chef and her husband, Amanda and Chris Comer. The new innkeepers are planning a host of exciting enhancements for the Blue Heron Inn's old world charm.
This Solomons' landmark is a delightful Charleston Colonial located directly on the harbor offering sunrise views over Back Creek, Mill Creek, the Narrows and the Swash. With two balcony suites and two dormer rooms, all with private baths, the Blue Heron Inn offers guests a chance to get away from it all, surrounded by luxurious accommodations and breathtaking views.
Amanda and Chris are thrilled to carry on the tradition of personalized hospitality for which the Blue Heron Inn has been known. Amanda, serving as chef and hostess, has a background in boutique hotel management, and is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., and Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. Her passion for great food and superb hospitality is evident in her enthusiasm for her new job as innkeeper. "Through our offerings and surroundings, we look forward to celebrating the rich, local abundance of Southern Maryland in a peaceful, elegant and relaxing waterfront bed and breakfast," she said.
Using a philosophy of "inspired hospitality, individually tailored," the Comers take pride in their ability to personalize each guest's experience at the Inn. "It may be a private dinner on the balcony, a picnic on the lawn, or an amuse bouche and a glass of wine at sunset before a stroll down the boardwalk," said Chris. "From a welcome of chocolate covered strawberries and rose petals, to a quiet evening in front of the fireplace with a hot cup of tea, we will spoil our guests with the blessings of Calvert County's Solomons Island."
Amanda's culinary style, which she calls, "elbows-on-the-table-gourmet," describes her ability to respect the seasonality of food and the traditions of a region, while infusing it with creativity and an at-home comfort. "More than anything," she says, "food should be fun, especially when enjoyed with friends and family in a comfortable space."
Among some of the couple's future plans are culinary getaway packages, cooking lessons and specially tailored dinners, picnics and afternoon teas. The Blue Heron Inn is also available for small private meetings, weddings and family reunions. For more information, visit www.blueheronbandb.com, e-mail blueheronbandb (at) msn.com or call 410.326.2707 or 845.242.8511.