Hotel Wayne Honesdale, Pennsylvania


So here we are in the Hotel Wayne in Honesdale, about 5 minutes from our new house. We’ve driven past the house 3 times but can’t go in until the closing at 1 o’clock tomorrow. My first impression; beautiful house, needs some work.

The Hotel Wayne was built in 1890 and they’ve lured an imaginative, innovative chef to the boondocks of Pennsylvania, giving the hotel a reason to live and providing a sophisticated dining venue for the locals and visitors.

I mean, as an appetizer, the fried , panko coated, very fresh green beans were a revelation to our jaded, “we live in France”, Jamie Oliver groupie palates. Perfectly spicy!


The penne with sun dried tomato, broccoli and shrimp was more than “correct”, served in a creamy, cheesy sauce. Of course, I couldn’t resist the horseradish crusted, wild salmon with spinach and a sauté of potatoes. Bravo!


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16 Responses to Hotel Wayne Honesdale, Pennsylvania

  1. The Eagle has Landed – hoorah!

  2. Have I missed something – are you moving back to the States? Can’t wait to hear about the house.

  3. Mad Dog says:

    That sounds more like real food! Do post some pictures of the house (and kitchen) when you get the keys 😉

  4. Welcome to the states!

  5. Wait, you’re above the Mason-Dixon and they’re frying beans? Goodness. Looks good though!

  6. Karen says:

    That is way better than lunch at the Holiday Inn. Needs a little work…now I have heard that before. Good luck with the closing today!

  7. I can’t wait to see pics of your house.. and I love houses that need work! The transformation can be so fun!

  8. Good luck in your new home. Good to hear you’ll still be bringing us food stories from France…

  9. Everything looks so good!

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