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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Golfing with a view
This is the first time I've posted a photo of a lake this not part of the Interlaken property. I must admit it feels rather strange! Let me move on and tell you how it relates!
Golfing with a view is true: from the 7th and 18th holes at Copake Country Club you can see the beautiful Copake Lake up in Columbia County, NY, about 25 minutes from the Interlaken. The drive to this course is quite a pretty one as you head north on Route 22 and admire the beautiful mountains and valleys with trees just starting to pop with some color. You must drive along this beautiful lake to get to the entrance of the golf course located on a hill that provides amazing views of not only the lake but this very pretty sunset as well. I believe the view only can get better as the season becomes more vibrant. There are many golf courses near the Interlaken (including Hotchkiss Golf Course right next door) so come and stay with us soon to get at least one more round in before the season ends!
A gallery of Wedding Photos
"A picture is worth a thousand words". The age old adage is so true! View this photo (taken by Eric Limon) and many others at our new photo gallery on our wedding page - click here to take you there. Wedding couples, continue to check back often as we continue to update the gallery with thousands of beautiful words!
Daily Dose of Omega 3's
What a wonderful way to get it.
Grilled Wild King Salmon, Marinated Cucumbers and Leeks, Saffron Yogurt, Pistachio
Find this and and other wonderful healthy creations from the Chefs in Morgan's restaurant, open 7 days a week for a fine dining experience.
International Housekeepers Week
Yes, we celebrated it at Interlaken!
Every year the second week in September is deemed International Housekeepers week and we at Interlaken are so into showing our appreciation of the hard work the cleaning and service staff provides to you, our Guests! As you can see, we all go to great lengths to make it as much fun as possible. Helen Boyles is the queen of making all of us look our best! Thank you Helen!
Not only does she alter our appearance (just a bit for some of the staff) she also challenges our abilities. Here we are putting together wood puzzles as fast as we can so we can win a bag of M-n-M's!
She also challenged our knowledge of the property by putting together a little quiz of details she felt everyone on staff should know. Just when we thought we knew all there was to know about Interlaken, Helen pulled out questions that stumped us all!
Now a celebration is not complete unless there is food involved, and boy, was there food involved. Our Internationals friends gave us a taste of Bulgaria with shopska salad, kebapche, chicken noodle soup, cucumber and dill soup, salami dessert, creme caramel, and rice pudding, just to name some of the yummy flavors of their home country. The Interlaken Chefs also treated us all to bountiful lunches featuring Greek and Southern cuisine.
Thank you to everyone on the Interlaken Guest Services Cleaning Staff for all you do! And thank you, Helen for making it a super fun week in honor of them of all!
Another first at Interlaken: Marconi had his first canoe trip on Lake Wononscopomuc this summer. His owners tell me he spent alot of time wading in the lake and watching the birds go by. "Doggy heaven" is the quote for this cutie!
Marconi's owners had a great visit with us too:
You've chosen Interlaken as your wedding destination. You have visited the wedding pavilion and have fallen in love with the large outdoor space surrounded by gardens. Now it's time to make that space uniquely your own for your special day. Let me show you how today's soon-to-be married couple added their personal special touches - perhaps they'll give give you some ideas for your future wedding at Interlaken!
Releasing the butterflies at the lakeside ceremony
Find your seat!
For the sweethearts
Little fishes for the kids table
Keeping the kids busy!
Check out some of their other photos on Interlaken's Facebook page! (like the PLUNGE!)
Here is proof that we truly use the pavilion for many other events besides weddings! Out with the dance floor and round tables and in with the eight foot tables and widescreen! The pavilion is setup classroom style for a group of about 100 attendees. A beautifully bright and airy spot - truly a unique meeting spot for a large group. Actually, Interlaken has got several unique locations for any size meeting you'd like to have. Contact Kristy Barto for further details!
Your First Visit
We all remember the many firsts that happen in our lives, so for all of you who have visited Interlaken can you remember your very first visit one? How did you find out about Interlaken before making that first visit? A recommendation from friends? Maybe your child was accepted at Hotchkiss and they told you we were right next door. You are an avid Race fan and heard we were only 6 miles from the Lime Rock Race Track. Maybe your company sent you here for a conference. Your friend was getting married and you were invited to attend his destination wedding. And let's not forget the common Google search!
The Guests that had their very first visit here back in 1974 found us through an ad that was placed in the New York Times. The property was just what they were looking for for their young family and so the long relationship began and still continues. If you do the math, that is 38 years! Judy was kind enough to send me along a photo from that very first visit and here it is - the little boy in the photo is now 40! (This may sound familiar if you read my blog a couple of weeks back - this is the photo she promised she would send.)
I know many of you have been visiting us just as long as this family has so I would love to hear about your very first visit - please feel free to share with me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Virginia - you were right!
Sometimes Guests make me hungry.
The Guest that did it this time for me was Virginia. Virginia stays with us often and has been staying with us for about 15 years now. There was a dish we used to serve in our restaurant years ago that Virginia has yet to find anywhere else as much as she loved it at Interlaken - so we make it for her. Each time she stays, Eric Stoetzner (who was the Chef back then) prepares this special dish for her and Virginia loves it just like the very first time. Now realize my amazement when, during her stay this past week, when she proceeds to tell me she thinks she may have found a dish that is better than the Pecan Chicken! I told her this was impossible as I knew how deep her love for the chicken was - plus I knew Eric's ego would be crushed!
Later on that evening and much to my surprise, I was fortunate enough to try the dish that beat the chicken. It was the special for the weekend in Morgan's and you are looking at it above as it sat on my desk before me.
Homemade Spinach Pasta with Scimeca Heirloom Tomatoes with a light Parmesan Cream
I know why it beat the chicken. When is the last time you've had homemade pasta, or actually, ever had homemade pasta? I saw Chef Blake making the fettuccine earlier that afternoon and wow, how delicious it was. It melted in my mouth! Nothing beats fresh tomatoes picked from the vine that morning from Scimeca farm and then all mixed in a light cream sauce? Virginia, you are so right! Now mind you, V (as I call her) it will be hard to duplicate this dish in the middle of winter without the freshly picked tomatoes, but we'll do our best. If not, you know you can always count on Eric to make you that nutty poultry dish!
Do you have a favorite dish that you can only find at Morgan's? If so, make me hungry and email me about it!
What's happening behind those big grasses?
Three guesses as to what is happening under the pavilion this afternoon.
Nope, it's not a bat mitzvah, although we did host one here earlier this week (contact Brandon if you would like to book one). It's not a radical race team building event either! Good guess though, as we do them often too - Kristy Barto can help you out with that. A family reunion dinner? Sorry, but Maura McQuade can assist you in planning one for your family! Your three guesses are up! Here are a few hints:
Yes, the first of many fall weddings this season! Autumn weddings typically include the wonderful tastes of fall as well - here is what their Guests will be enjoying this evening:
Pear, Parmesan, and Arugula Salad with Creamy Lemon Vinaigrette
Butternut Squash Ravioli with Pecans and Sage
Halibut with Lemon-Caper Nage
Braised Shortribs of Beef with Red Wine
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Fresh Herbs and Caramelized Root Vegetables with Sage
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