The Lakeside Blog springs forth from the creative mind of Michelle Bruck at the Interlaken Inn, Lakeville, CT. She writes about events, great places to visit and cool things to do – in and around Lakeville & Salisbury Connecticut.
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Are you ready for a Culinary Challenge?
I hope the two corporate groups that are arriving next week are! It is such a unique teambuilding experience, and it adds a fun element to the standard “conference meeting agenda” that some companies have. It’s similar to something that you would see on the Food Network. Let me tell you about it: the group is divided into teams, and each team is given a work station. At each station, our Chef’s have put out about 10 ingredients that the team must use entirely. The challenge is to make up a menu for one appetizer and one entree, and then prepare those items using all of the ingredients. There is also a “pantry station” available to all teams so they can add what they need to make the perfect tasting dish. So it may be easy to write “Poached salmon with artichoke hearts” on the menu – but then to have to make it so it’s edible is another thing! Interlaken Chefs then taste the items from each team and then give scores for creativity, taste, and presentation. You know, I’m thinking I may wish to volunteer to be a judge, because if you’ve been reading my Blogs, I LOVE FOOD! Anyway, if you’d like to don an Interlaken apron and have your group be “culinaried challenge”, then give Kristy Barto, our Corporate Sales Manager, a call at 1-800-222-2909 ext 777 or send her an e-mail for an RFP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
P.S. Licking of the fingers may lead to disqualification!!
Ideal skiing conditions!
The local ski mountains are stating great ski conditions, so now is the time to book your ski package and get on the slopes! I booked 6 packages today between the Mohawk package and the Butternut package – so I thought I’d share with you the conditions at each mountain:
Mohawk Mountain, just about 20 minutes away in Cornwall, CT, has 17 trails open, all packed powder – 20% expert, 60% intermediate, 20% beginner. Mohawk is the largest Ski mountain in Conneticut! Mohawk does offer night skiing. Check their website at http://www.mohawkmtn.com/CMX/index.php for hours and more information.
Ski Butternut, just 30 minutes in Great Barrington, MA, has all of their 22 trails open, packed powder as well. They also offer tubing, some fun for the entire family. Although Butternut offers skiing just during the day, their tubing trails are open this weekend 10am to 8pm. Their website is http://www.skibutternut.com/ for more information.
Book your package today for savings to both mountains!
Sunsets = Romance!
When is the last time you actually sat and admired a beautiful Sunset? I don’t mean the one that you see when you are driving and you look over at it and say “oh, that’s pretty” – but one where you are just sitting and watching it? Just watching the sky around it, reflected with amazing color, and then see it dip below sight? I usually watch sunrises (thanks to Sunrise Earth on HD Theater) but rarely do I get the chance to watch actual sunsets – but now I (and you!) can catch them right here on Interlaken property! As you can see, we’ve got two chairs waiting for you right on our Sunnyside porch so that you can have a front row seat! You can admire it after your return from your Sleigh Ride in the Northwest Hills and before joining us for dinner in Morgan’s restaurant, by the fireplace, with Scott Heth playing the piano in the background. Sunsets – just another reason to take a break from the busy world and take in the beauty Mother Nature offers us! Come visit us soon!
Some updates at Interlaken!
I was just walking the property (yes, bundled up, it’s cold out there!) and wanted to share with you some changes taking place this week at Interlaken! The bathroom areas in Woodside have been updated – ladies, you will appreciate our new incandescent lighting as well as the larger mirrors. In the Main Building, we are totally re-vamping our handicapped accessible room, and we are finishing up a replacement of all the windows in the Townhouse section of the property. Our new ATM in its beautiful mahogany case will arrive on Thursday, and our enhanced property surveillance system will be completed by the end of the week as well. There are more renovations to come this winter season, I’ll update you as we move forward!
The next holiday...
I know, the season just ended, and we all need a break – so who wants to think about the next holiday now, right? We all know January will fly by, and you will be scrambling to make plans early February, and everything will be sold out. So really, now is the time to make your Valentine’s Day plans, then you can relax and not have to think about it again. Our New Year’s party was a fun time, and Valentine’s Day will be just the same. Our package is an all-inclusive one: overnight accommodations, a romantic dinner for two in Morgan’s, dancing with Scott Heth’s trio, and breakfast for two the next morning. We will also provide your lady with a red rose as well. Since Valentine’s falls on Sunday, we will be celebrating the holiday on Saturday, the 13th. Come a day early or stay a day late for just $139 plus tax! Give us a call, make your plans, and we’ll see you in February!
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