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THE LAKESIDE BLOG

The Lakeside Blog is happily written by Michelle Bousquet 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: Michelle-at-InterlakenInn.com


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Aug
11
2012

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! 


Aug
8
2012

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!

Morgan's Entrees:

Morgan's Restaurant Interlaken Salmon dish

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

Morgan's Desserts:

Morgan's Restaurant Interlaken Ganache

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

Guestroom:

The all-around winner in the Guestroom category is:

Interlaken Private Lakefront Cottage Rental Lakeville CT

The Lake Cottage!  Perfect scores in location for both privacy and beautiful views of Lake Wononpakook.  Certainly a winner in my book!


Aug
5
2012

94 Moms!

Girlfriend Getaways Interlaken Inn in Connecticut

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!


Aug
2
2012

Peanut Butter Bliss

There's this fabulous special dessert in Morgan's Restaurant this week:

Morgan's Restaurant at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

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. 

Morgan's dessert - Peanut Butter Semifreddo

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.


Aug
1
2012

Thinking of you

Saxon visiting Interlaken Inn

Get well soon Saxon!  We miss you.


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