Breakfast at WhiteGate
Come and Enjoy a delightful retreat and 3 course breakfast with us at our luxury Asheville B&B.
Strawberries macerated in Vodka and Black Pepper, topped with a Chantilly Cream
Second Course (Alternating daily between sweet and savory)
Basil Eggs en cocotte, Eggs baked in a cheese basil béchamel
Oatmeal Custard Crème Brûlée, Oatmeal baked in a vanilla custard and topped with a caramel lace
Walnut filled puff pastry pillow with chocolate and raspberry coulis
Masterly prepared by Chef Andrew McFadyen
Early check-out Continental breakfast is available. Vegetarian and other dietary restrictions are accommodated.
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Meet the Innkeepers
Your innkeepers, Ralph & Frank…
Ralph Coffey was a dentist with a large practice in Davidson, NC and Frank was the Manager of Ambulatory Radiology at Carolinas Health Systems in Charlotte, NC when a trip to Asheville set them in a new direction to becoming owners of the WhiteGate Inn & Cottage and Ralph was on his way to pursuing his passion for gardening and raising orchids. Ralph is a certified master gardener who is always available to answer any questions regarding the Gardens at this historic Asheville NC Bed and Breakfast or your own personal gardens.
This luxury Asheville North Carolina Inn was the last of eight properties actually looked at for purchase. Ralph and Frank knew they had found their home when they walked through the front door. They visited on a sunny day and every room was filled with light. A wonderful solarium added in 1907 would be the perfect location for a plant collection. The yard, although in rough shape, showed potential for everything the prospective owners needed. There was a large open sunny space in the back yard perfect for the greenhouse and the 10 foot drop in elevation from the front yard to the lower side yard was perfect for a water garden with waterfalls and ponds.
Frank Salvo spent his time running this romantic B&B, helping with and supervising the complete redecorating of the Inn. Each room was completely redressed in new custom bed coverings and curtains, new kitchen cabinets were installed, rooms were painted and finishing touches, including collectable art and furniture, were added to make the Inn the home that they envisioned for themselves and their guests. Frank has worked developing the ambiance, gourmet breakfasts and hospitality that guests experience while staying at the Inn and was presented with the “Spirit of Excellence in Hospitality Award” from the Asheville Chamber of Commerce.
Frank is a Licensed North Carolina real estate broker and is working with Keller-Williams. He is also consulting with Bed and Breakfast owners and prospective Bed and Breakfast purchasers in North Carolina. He is also a comic character actor with the local Asheville Community Theatre.
A Note to Our Guests
Ralph and I are beginning our 16th year here at the 1889 WhiteGate Inn and look forward to many more years. Over the years we have met some incredible people and have worked to make our Asheville NC Bed and Breakfast a warm and relaxing place for our guests. Our staff is just as dedicated as we are and we would like to introduce some of them to you.
Thomas Sittineri has been a part of the WhiteGate family since May of 2013. Before joining the inn, Thomas was a dental assistant & candy maker in historic Cape May, New Jersey. Thomas lives an active lifestyle and loves to travel abroad. He has visited England, Germany, Poland, Australia, Bermuda and (his favorite) Netherlands. Thomas loves cooking and gardening.