Miss Havisham’s Tablescape

Miss Havisham’s Tablescape

The Wedding Tablescape

When Elin set Miss Havisham’s Wedding Table in honor of OSF’s Great Expectations, then it followed that some special visitors would make an appearance. Tucked beneath the tablescape’s fragrant lavender, mint and ivy is a breakfast treat. Egg mice with peppercorn eyes and chive tails have come to nibble on tiny wedges of Spanish Mangecho cheese.

Egg Mouse with Manchego Cheese

The rest of Miss Havisham’s breakfast is equally delicious. Buttery waffles with fresh berry sauce, grilled chicken sausage and early pears filled with cream cheese and sprinkled with toasted pecans. A sparkling toast of breakfast mimosas complete the menu.

Breakfast Pears

Miss Havisham’s Egg Mice

To make Egg Mice you will need peeled, hard boiled eggs, jalapeno or other small pepper, chives and a wedge of cheese.

Slice the bottom of the egg off lengthwise so the egg mouse has a firm base.

Use a paring knife to make tiny slits for the pepper ‘ears’ and peppercorn ‘eyes’

Arrange the chive ‘tail’ onto your plate

Place the egg ‘mouse’ on top part of the chive ‘tail’

Place the cheese wedge in front of the egg mouse

Serve with fresh ground salt and pepper.

An Artist’s Table

An Artist’s Table

Elin's Latest TablescapeArtistic attention to detail is what makes the unique Oak Street Station experience. Assistant Innkeeper Elin Babcock is both a world traveler and an accomplished artist with studio space at Ashland Artworks. Her daily tablescapes transport guests to exotic ports of call; from Italian Carnival, to the Germanic Countryside, to the Eiffel Tower and more.

In her art and in her tablescapes, Elin’s specialty is ‘found’ objects that she mixes with more traditional pieces. The sparkling Buddha head in the middle of this Carnival table is one example of Elin’s artistic ‘fusion.’ Enjoying breakfast at one of Elin’s tablescapes is second only to traveling with Elin on one of her guided tours of France, Spain or Morocco.

Elin's Table

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New Logo for ABBN


Guess Who’s Coming to Breakfast?!

Guess Who’s Coming to Breakfast?!

Laughs were definitely on the menu when Animal Crackers cast members Mark Bedard, Daisuke Tsuji, Brent Hinkley and Eddie Lopez came for breakfast at OSS. The zany cast was won in a Daedalus Project auction by long-time OSS guests Shirley and Martha.

This picture with OSS guests, staff and the actors gives you an idea of what breakfast with Animal Crackers is like!