The Lakeside Blog is happily written by Michelle Bruck at the Interlaken Inn, Lakeville, CT. She writes about what there is to do at Interlaken and why you should come stay with us, fun local events, great places to visit and cool things to do – in and around Lakeville & Salisbury Connecticut.
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National Margarita Day!
Double the celebration!
We are raising our glasses to celebrate National Margarita Day today!
In addition to the classic Margarita, we are offering this yummy Blackberry one as well.
It's 5 o'clock somewhere! Visit us in Morgan's restaurant to honor this wonderful tequila, triple sec, and lime cocktail tonight!
Morgan's Restaurant - Berkshire Style
Look what's on the menu:
Housemade Pumpkin Gnocchi, Winter Squash, Walnut Pesto, Parmigiano
Look what you can make at home:
Housemade Pumpkin Gnocchi, Winter Squash, Walnut Pesto, Parmigiano
You are not seeing double. Well, you are, but you are supposed to!
In this week's Berkshire Style, an online resource in and around the Berkshires, Chef Scimeca shares his special potato gnocchi recipe. Although we'd still love to serve this dish to you, you now have the choice of staying home and creating it yourself. Click here for Brandon's special recipe!
Are you curious about other wonderful dishes created by Chef Scimeca and the other Chefs at Morgan's? View our latest dinner menu here - we are open 7 days a week and reservations are happily accepted! Don't forget to follow Morgan's on Instagram as well!
Love is in the Air
This is really cute.
We turned our Continental Room into a movie theater on this very special weekend, so when I peeked in to see what was going on, I saw this. It is pretty dark, but look at the top of the photo and hopefully you can see the outline of it. (I didn't want my flash to go off and disturb their moment!)
A couple relaxing by the fire, watching a romantic comedy, the lady twirling her red rose given to her as part of our Valentine's Day Package, the couple just relaxing while the snow was falling outside. No worries at all, just rest easy and we'll see you for your dinner reservation where a special lover's menu awaits!
And these are really sweet.
Each Guest on our Valentine's Day Package today will have a few of these waiting for them in their Guestroom, along with other appropriate little goodies to celebrate the holiday, such as Harney & Sons Valentine's Tea.
One Guest will walk away with more than this little basket, however, and that is with a new diamond engagement ring! It happened with rose petals sprinkled in the snow, and the couple is just ecstatic. I, of course, had to call them and congratulate them and let me just say that my waterproof mascara was put to the test - their love story was just so amazingly sweet and I was thrilled he shared it with me. Although we are well known as a Wedding Destination property, it seems like we are becoming a proposal property too!
Love is totally in the air at Interlaken!
Recycling is Rewarding!
Isn't it rewarding to know that you, our Guests, contributed to the Recycling efforts here at Interlaken to have the Salisbury/Sharon Transfer station be named #1 in the State of Connecticut for the highest ratio of recycling per population? I'd say so. Proper disposal of plastic, newspapers, boxes, etc. into our in-room blue bins as well as recycling receptacles about the property certainly make a difference and we thank you!
We've been a Connecticut Certified Green Property for almost 2 years now and continue to work towards making a difference for the future of our environment.
A Happy Guest
Even though it is 14 degrees outside, my heart is warm inside:
We really enjoyed our stay last weekend as part of your Jump-Fest package.
From the moment Winston checked us in at the front desk we felt special and cared for. We enjoyed a delicious lunch in the Morgan Room and then settled in to our very pleasant room. Later headed out to the Jump Fest under the lights, (per the comp tickets) attended the Chili-Cook Off ( which Interlaken Inn won hands down), and cheered on the Human Dogsled race and enjoyed Beer at the Beer Booth. That was a fabulous evening!
Sat morning we loved the the Buffet
Breakfast, checked out and headed back to the JumpFest, another terrific
experience, caught the ice carving in town, as well as a stop at Salisbury
Bread. So delicious.! Managed to catch a bite at the Woodland and then headed
back to the Interlaken for the Bourbon Tasting. That was the perfect touch to
a great 1 day mini-get-away.! (Wish we would have had time for the free snow
Thanks so much, we loved Everything!
We are feeling the heat in our kitchen here at Interlaken today as Chef Jay and the kitchen crew are the proud winners of the SWSA Jumpfest Chili Cook Off contest last night! With Chef Jay putting all the special ingredients together and with the input of Chef Matt and Chef Will, the creation was enough to take the winning spot over nine other entries. Congratulations Kitchen Team! I could have taken a picture of the happy Chefs with their victorious pot of chili, but we've got something even better - a chance for you to heat up your insides with some yourself! Next Saturday, February 15th, we'll be featuring it as a special on our lunch menu. Come and try it yourself between 11:30am and 2pm along with other special cocktails being served that day.
The 88th annual SWSA Jumpfest this weekend not only brought smiles to our kitchen today but also to Chef Scimeca as he, along with Lauren of Hillrock Estate Distillery are hosting a bourbon tasting and Chef Demonstration today as well. Announcements were made at the Fest throughout the day so we've got quite the turn-out in Morgan's as we speak!
And that is not all that is happening this weekend at the Inn - we've got such a flurry of activity! We are getting ready to host a special party this evening for a 10-year wedding vow renewal, we've got some ladies here for a Girlfriend's Getaway Package, we've got a couple enjoying some quiet time on our Winter Hibernation Package, a family skiing at Mohawk Mountain on our Mohawk Mountain Ski Package, a couple here for a menu tasting in preparation of their summer wedding at Interlaken, another couple touring the property for their possible fall wedding for in 2015, a Guest calling from Hawaii to book his reservation for his Family Reunion in May, another Guest calling to make reservations for his wife for a Spa service at ELLORA's next weekend for Valentine's Day - I could go on and on! There are so many reasons to visit Interlaken - come join us!
Recipe for Romance at Interlaken
We've got the ingredients this year to make it the most special Valentine's Day yet!
We are in the mood for love here at Interlaken this year, so choose our Valentine's Day Package and celebrate Saturday, February 15th with us. In addition to your clean and comfortable Guestroom, a romantic three course dinner for two (try our Lovers Antipasto Platter for Two: Oysters on the half shell with champagne sorbet), a cocktail for each of you, a red rose for her, couples dancing to the sounds of Scott Heth's trio, and then a sweet breakfast for two complete with heart-shaped pancakes - we've got a dozen more reasons to make the night even more extraordinary:
- Rose Petal Turn Down - while you’re out to a lovely dinner our room attendants expertly freshen up you guest room and turn down the room for the evenings slumber, concluding with a romantic trail of rose petals across the bed. $30
- Drawn bath / shower – Treat your sweetheart to a drawn hot bath with candles and the Interlaken’s signature lavender, vanilla milk bath blend. This is sure to relax and delight the senses. $25
- Chocolate covered Strawberries. $19
- Tea for Two and Two for Tea - Afternoon tea and Cookies delivered to you guest room. $15
- Private Cooking Class - Prepare a delicious meal with your special ‘someone’ under the guidance of Interlaken’s Executive Chef Brandon Scimeca. You’ll create a memorable lunch or dinner with Chef Scimeca while sipping wine and learning new cooking techniques “just for the two of you”. $299 per couple, plus tax & service charge
- Milk House Chocolates – Locally crafted chocolates, made fresh with Thorncrest Farm’s milk, butter and cream. Absolutely divine! 10 piece Sampler $30, Cabernet Sauvignon Dark Chocolate Truffles $50
- Chefs Tasting menu (Friday or Sunday) $85 per person, plus tax & service charge
- A Dozen Red Roses with vase $75
- Romantic Bouquet of flowers in vase $50
- In-room manicure and pedicure, with rose oil & petals $35 / $55
- Fresh Fruit and Local artisan cheeses $19
- Choose from Interlaken’s wine cellar of champagnes, red & white wines – Complete list here.
Did you have something else in mind, perhaps something so very personalized that you need a bit more assistance? No worries, we can make it happen. Call or email Vanessa or Ryan who would be happy to be your romantic concierge for the weekend: Vanessa@interlakeninn.com or Ryan@interlakeninn.com.
Come early Saturday! If your room is ready we'd be happy to get you settled right away, but in the meantime you can relax in our restaurant where Eric will be offering some unique "love potion" cocktails and special lunch items. We'll have the most popular love songs playing in the background while you share a yummy fondue plate with the one you love.
Let the romance begin even earlier and come on Friday night! Make it a full weekend showing your loved one just how special they are.
Attention Fingers & Toes
You read it here first:
Coming very soon will be a new service at ELLORA Spa at Interlaken:
Manicures and Pedicures will be available in 2014!
This is the perfect service available right on property for bridal parties, girlfriend getaways, mothers & daughters, your special lady - even yourself! It's so new I don't even have specific details to give you but do know it's coming and check back here and the ELLORA Spa page for its debut. Until then, keep in mind the many other wonderful services offered by ELLORA Spa, such as the Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage or the Ayurvedic Facial. Make an afternoon of it with a service and a special spa lunch.
ELLORA Spa is available by appointment only, so be sure to make your reservation today by calling 860-435-1305.
88th Annual SWSA Jumpfest
Save the date!
In just one month from now this local community and many visitors will be enjoying the 88th Annual SWSA Jumpfest. Festivities go all weekend long, and this year Morgan's at Interlaken is uniquely involved by hosting a Bourbon Flight Tasting and Cooking with Bourbon food demonstration on Saturday, February 8th at 4pm. Also, be sure to check out Interlaken's website for special package offerings!
Our Table is Open!
We've made it even more convenient to dine at Morgan's Restaurant: Morgan's is now available on Open Table, the easiest way to check availability for your preferred time and make the reservation via your iphone, tablet, android, laptop or desktop computer. After you choose the date and time, all you then need to do is choose what amazing dish will be yours to enjoy that night. Using the freshest of ingredients, our Chefs are sure to make you say "the food at Morgan's was delicious" or "the food was amazing!!!" (thank you recent Guests!).
Click here for out latest menu to start the decision process today! (oh and save room for some fabulous desserts such as the Ganache Torte...
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