THERE’S NOTHING QUITE LIKE GETTING AWAY FOR A WEEKEND at an inn or bed-and-breakfast to enjoy the charming, tranquil ambiance. Pennsylvania is home to myriad inns and B&Bs, but these escapes offer more than just a room and a view; many of the most popular spots also offer great meeting space and provide the perfect venue for hosting an event.
“Join us for dinner under the stars,” the invitation had read. It’s the kind of enticement that often turns out to be an exaggeration in Los Angeles, where outdoor dining can mean a few tables wedged into a corner of a parking lot or spilling out into a busy thoroughfare with cars whizzing by so closely, you could almost reach in and adjust their air conditioning. But this time, the setting was truly magical.
I just came back from a screening of the delicious Hundred-Foot Journey, the Helen Mirren movie that opens later this month, about the rivalry between two restaurants in a small village in the South of France. Mirren is the icy proprietress of a decades-old, Michelin-starred classical French restaurant; across the road the boisterous Kadam family is opening a traditional Indian spot featuring the vivid cuisine—and lively music--of their native Mumbai.