"Fabulous Fairholme: Breakfasts and Brunches"
Leafing through the pages of "Fabulous Fairholme: Breakfasts and Brunches" is like a morning stroll through a garden of visual and tasty delights.
For those who have stayed at Sylvia Main's award-winning Inn, it's like coming home. And for first-timers? You'll get a glimpse of what Sylvia and her team have created in their lovely, Italianate-style mansion in Victoria, British Columbia.
"Fabulous Fairholme" is more than a book of breakfast and brunch recipes. It's a lifestyle book, a book of beauty. Page after page of enticing photographs invite readers in to enjoy the many splendours of Fairholme Manor, both inside and out.
Even the recipe names are tantalizing: Asiago and Green Onion Omelette; Baked Raspberry French Toast; Fairholme's Eggs Benedict; Lemon Ricotta Pancakes; Breakfast Cheese Souffle; Zucchini and Oregano Frittata; and Fairholme's Granola and Lemon Blueberry Loaf with Lemon Sugar Glaze.
Open the door. Turn the page. Welcome to "Fabulous Fairholme!"
Sylvia Main was born and raised in Vienna, Austria. She moved to Canada with her family as a teenager, and received her BA in Languages and Literature from the University of Victoria.
She has lived and travelled in Europe, where she is continuously inspired by the lifestyle and beautiful surroundings. She speaks English, German, Spanish, French and Italian.
Sylvia took her talents to the Fairmont Empress Hotel where she was in Guest Services for a number of years. In 1991, she married Roscoe Main, and the couple opened Fairholme Manor in Victoria's Rockland Estates area in 1999. Over the years, they have lovingly transformed their ugly duckling mansion into a beautifully restored European Inn.
Sylvia and Roscoe have two daughters, Simone and Nicola.