Melted butter with sea salt crystals
dripped down the sides
of hot multi-grain toast.
The smell of cracked wheat and rye
fusing perfectly with the aroma of
coffee made from freshly ground beans.
Occupying the centre of the table
were various platters filled with delicacies
such as wafer thin slices of
mouth-watering Dutch cheese
and honey roast cured ham.
A basket of warm, newly baked
French croissant was sitting
next to a large glass pitcher
of freshly squeezed orange juice.
A continental breakfast
proclaims its presence
long before it is seen.