Even meals took on a decorative flare at Bonnet House. Food became art with dishes plated using classical, decorative garnitures. One of the main chefs at Bonnet House had been a pastry chef for Charles De Gaulle, a former president of France.
The kitchen staff used only the freshest food. Items were sourced locally from the Nymphenglade house garden in Davie, Florida (a weekend retreat owned by the Bartletts) and some produce was grown here at Bonnet House. In later years, produce was flown in from the Bartlett’s farm in Essex, Massachusetts.
The refrigerator is a model 1927 GE double door monitor top. These types of models got their name from the hatbox shaped ring that covered the compressor assembly which was thought to resemble the gun turret on the Civil War iron-clad warship the USS Monitor. Its unusual looks, including gracefully curved Queen Ann Style legs made it a star in a home.
Now enter the dining room.