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.
Comments? Email me at Michelle@InterlakenInn.com
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Will you Marry Me?
Proposals have happened before at Interlaken, but each time I hear that one is going to happen I get excited like it's the very first time! Remember the one that happened in Morgan's last summer? Or the one that happened right after the holidays? We love being a part of such a momentus occasion, and this time was no exception.
A pathway of rose petals and sweetly lit candles to a destination of more beautiful roses and candles, chilled champagne, and freshly made chocolate-covered strawberries - right to the spot of where she said YES! Surprise!
Although this groom-to-be had his own thoughts on the big proposal, we've created a special Romantic Engagement Package that will make this moment an unforgettable one for the one you love. It includes all of your meals as well as a photo shoot with photographer Eric Limon and a special discount off Interlaken's wedding packages. You do know we do weddings here too, right?! If you've got the right one for you and you've got a ring that fits, let us help you do the rest!
July's Top Performers
Gold, silver, bronze. We all know we are busy watching the Olympics or at least checking in with the medal counts each day. Who were the gold, silver and bronze medalists at Interlaken for the month of July? Here's the scoreboard!
Gold: Grilled Wild King Salmon, Roasted Local Summer Squash, Pistachio Puree, Yogurt Sauce
Silver: Grilled Grass-fed N.Y. Strip with House Worcestershire, Horseradish, Garlicky Spinach
Bronze: Pasta Bolognese: Pappardelle Pasta with Locally Raised Beef Ragu made in a traditional style
Gold: Double Chocolate Ganache Torte with Hazelnut Praline Ice Cream
Silver: One Homemade Scoop of Ice Cream or Sorbet
Bronze: Crispy Local Apple Fritters with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
The all-around winner in the Guestroom category is:
The Lake Cottage! Perfect scores in location for both privacy and beautiful views of Lake Wononpakook. Certainly a winner in my book!
Meet Audrey, Esther, Bonnie, Michele, Susan, Jeannette, Beth, Diane and Gaby, the group known as 94 Moms. Now, 94 is not the number of Moms nor is 94 their age, but 1994 happens to be the year that they all met while their children attended the same nursery school, and they have been good friends ever since. For the past seven years they've gone away together for a girlfriend's getaway, leaving the husbands and all 23 children behind! They spent some time relaxing at the lakefront having a picnic and cocktails (of course), swimming and boating, - you know, important friendship bonding activities. They witnessed the wedding happening lakeside, and then they dined in Morgan's restaurant last night for dinner as part of the Girlfriend's Getaway package. The 94 Moms started their day this morning with a full breakfast buffet, including fresh omelets, and were going to complete their weekend by visiting neighboring Millerton, NY for some shopping (Harney and Sons Tea Shop please) and lunch, and then off to Millbrook Vineyard and Winery for a tour and tasting. What a fun and energetic group of Moms! So glad I met them - and it all started with just complimenting Audrey on her handbag! I am looking forward to their return next summer!
Peanut Butter Bliss
There's this fabulous special dessert in Morgan's Restaurant this week:
Yes, this is how I found out about it as well. This is not how I like to find out about new amazing yummy desserts. When I asked one of the two lucky recipients of what graced this plate that I missed, I was told it was "incredible". I bet you want to know what it was.
"Peanut Butter Semifreddo with Chocolate Sorbet with Peanut Brittle Dust"
Sounds delicious, doesn't it? Well, it was.
I was fortunate enough to try it myself, thank you Brandon! (Forgive the melting sorbet - I had to get the camera out and snap a photo). The Semifreddo was a first for me, and honestly a name I had never heard before. (Who would have thought tasting this dessert would become an educational experience?) Semifreddo is a class of semi-frozen desserts - this peanut butter one was like half mousse, half ice cream - so delicious. That peanut buttery bite teamed with the freshly made chocolate sorbet and a bit of the peanut brittle - well the flavors combined were just fabulous, as you probably can imagine. My plate looked just like the top photo in a matter of moments. You've got to try this one.
Thinking of you
Get well soon Saxon! We miss you.
A sunny afternoon
Sweet tastes of Summer
So you got engaged. Congratulations! Thinking of a summer wedding? Wonderful time of year! Let me share with you the menu from today's wedding that takes full advantage of the amazing local tastes of summer!
Marinated Mozzarella balls wrapped in basil and cherry tomato
Crostini of local triple cream goat cheese with fig jam
Smoked salmon on cucumber round with creme fraiche
Chilled Shrimp Skewer with Avocado and Lime
Proscuitto-wrapped scallop skewer
Chorizo empanadas with red peppers
Baby lamb chops
And that is just at the cocktail hour!
Crab cake with avocado creme and mango salsa
Baby local green salad with strawberries, almonds and local goat cheese
Crispy Red Snapper with Avocado and Local Corn
Roasted Filet Mignon with Roasted Shallots
Ricotta Ravioli with Summer Vegetables and Creamy Pesto Drizzle
And what summertime wedding wouldn't be complete without cake and.... an ice cream bar! Strawberry, vanilla, coffee and green mint chocolate chip flavors with caramel, chocolate syrup, cookie dough, crushed oreos, whipped cream and sprinkles.
Contact us today so we can start planning your destination wedding weekend in Connecticut!
Our fitness room is bulking up! Check out the dashboard of our newest purchase in our fitness room.
This treadmill will keep track of every calorie burned and give you a wide variety of work-outs to get the maximum effectiveness. Our next addition to our fitness room will arrive soon - "Functional Trainer" is all I'm going to say!
Our fitness room equipment will certainly make you work up a sweat, but if you are looking for a more intense and/or varied work-out, you can have that too. Interlaken Guests now have access to the North East Athletic Club just a few minutes away from the Interlaken property in Millerton, NY. We've obtained daily passes to this pretty extensive fitness club that can work every muscle you have, and every muscle you didn't know you had! Just stop by the front desk to sign up for a daily pass.
"What a hidden gem."
The Inn and its staff exceeded our expectations.
The service, atmosphere, room accommodations were wonderful.
We had a great experience.
We so love receiving comments like this! This Guest stayed with us this past weekend and attended the wedding festivities.
Interlaken, my new favorite gemstone.
Sunday is a fun day!
On my way to work this morning and what do I see? The start of the Harlem Valley Rail Ride I blogged about a few days ago. Good thing I wasn't driving!
As I got closer to the town of Millerton (voted by Frommer's as one of the coolest small towns in the U.S.) and the Eddie Collins field, it was one big nest of bicyclers! No offense, work, but I wanted to join them in taking a ride through the beautiful valleys of Dutchess County. After this, we drove on and I saw a PYO sign for Ellsworth Farm for raspberries, blueberries, peaches and plums. I decided I wanted to go picking too! Again, no offense, work. THEN I see a sign for TriArts for the latest show of Altar Boyz, and then another sign for the Canaan Railroad Days. No offense work, but this is tough competition!
All of this happening within minutes of the Interlaken property - take a break from your work and come and stay with us for a variety of summer fun!
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