According to the folks at No Sweat Shakespeare, it was often typical of William Shakespeare to make colorful references to food and drink in his plays, especially when characterizing everyday things or people of his time. With this in mind, it is only appropriate to find Morning Glory, one of our favorite stops for breakfast, in Ashland, home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Founded in 1998 by chef and owner, Patty Groth, Morning Glory takes advantage of its natural surroundings to provide its guests with a casual place to discuss Shakespeare while enjoying seasonal dishes made fresh with organic ingredients from local farmers and artisans. This has proved to be a successful recipe, meaning that the most discernable diner can find something to dazzle the taste buds even if the "show" didn't meet personal expectations. As Chef Groth notes, "My dream, when I opened Morning Glory, was to give every person a place to meet and then walk away saying, 'That was the best breakfast I ever had.' That is still my hope."
In my opinion, and please pardon my use of the Bard's words, but she has been "great in act, as she has been in thought." Okay, in all seriousness, Morning Glory's menu boasts a variety of omelettes, sandwiches, and scrambles as well as tasty cakes, waffles and french toast. During our visit, we curbed our appetites by ordering the Lemon Ricotta Stuffed French Toast with Raspberry Syrup, the Tandoori Tofu Scramble, and Rock Shrimp Cakes with Poached Eggs. And even though we chose not to cleanse our palettes with their specialty drinks (the chipotle Bloody Mary or the nation orange creamsicle), we're told that they are a MUST for the next time. Guess we'll be back for more as I'm sure you will be too once the curtain closes.
Morning Glory 1149 Siskiyou Boulevard Ashland, OR 97520