The Blennerhassett Hotel is this beautiful landmark hotel in downtown Parkersburg that also happens to be home to Spats, a fine restaurant that spans a wide range of flavors.
Veronica and I stopped here for breakfast. Options included vegetable strata, classic eggs benedict, Scottish smoked salmon benedict, lemon blueberry ricotta pancakes, eggs, oatmeal and a smoked salmon bagel platter.
You thought I was going for the salmon bagel, right? Well, I thought about it. But the "Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes: Served with country style sausage patties or applewood smoked bacon" sounded too good to pass up.
I typically think of ricotta pancakes as these thick, fluffy pancakes with a creamy, almost custard-like center. These were much flatter and lacked that fluffy aspect I really wanted. They were piecey, but I could taste the lemon and the real blueberries - which was great. The sausage was good quality, too.
Overall, this was a fairly good breakfast. They treat you well, the food is good (even if it is a bit different than what I expected), and the atmosphere is lovely. I think I'd like to try another meal or two - because so many things looked delicious!