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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Discovering our Weekend Getaway Package
I told you about our Life Discovery Series happening right here in Lakeville, CT beginning at the end of this month. These are fun little programs to introduce you to and have you learn more about those topics that appeal to you. If you are looking for that little weekend getaway, plan it around the topic you like to add some interest to your weekend. We have 10 wonderful topics to choose from:
Cooking Vegan - Brandon Scimeca
Your cup of Tea - John Harney
About Quilting - Claire Oehler and Nancy Mirman
A Pilates Experience - Rachel Hay
The Body as a Mirror of your Pain and your Health - Lynn Simpson
Intro to Digital Scrapbooking - Teri Meiers
Texas Hold 'Em - Brandon Scimeca
Mind your Manners, Fido - Virginia Slowik
Looking youthful at every age - Laura Hess-Hay
Intro to Wine - Sam Bacco
The Weekend Getaway Package we have created allows you stay either one or two nights and gives you the chance to relax in the country, dine in our restaurant, Morgan's, watch a movie and snack on some popcorn, enjoy some welcome wine or afternoon tea, and the chance to discover an interest you've been curious about. No commitments, no strings - just meeting an expert in their field, wishing to share their passion with you. Pick a weekend and join us!
Finest ingredients, finest dining at Morgan's
What is the latest in Morgan's restaurant? Chef Scimeca fills you in!
Come and visit
Morgan’s and try one of our favorite new additions to the menu, Handmade
Ricotta-Proscuitto Ravioli with White Shrimp, Saffron and Poppy Seeds.
Chef Scimeca and staff hand rolls the very eggy style dough very thinly. The filling is a combination of local Coach Farm Ricotta, Proscuitto di San Danielle, and Herbs.
This is combined with a true flavor of Venice. Venice was the main port city during the spice trade and it’s cuisine is a reflection in that. Saffron and Poppy Seed is a classic combination that highlights the diversity of Italian cuisine. With port cities you get amazing crustaceans, hence the white shrimp.
Want to view our entire menu? Click here! Morgan's is open 7 days a week and gladly accepts reservations.
Fireside Wedding Package
So yes, I am writing about weddings again. It might be that I am attending one this weekend and am just in the mood, or maybe it's just an every mood for me - I'd be happy to talk weddings any day of the week! A few days ago I shared the new winter wedding intimate affair option with you (click here if you missed it) , but maybe your Guest list includes slightly more than 20 but less than the minimum of 100 we offer in our wedding pavilion. Never fear, Interlaken has created a package for those in between! Our new "Fireside Wedding Package" is perfect for 20 - 60 people and includes all you need to unite and celebrate your love. We've done events of this size before so I've got some pictures to share - let me dig them up and I'll post later this month! In the meantime, make an appointment with Stephanie DiDomenico via email and come see the Interlaken's wedding space in person!
Groundhog Phil says WINTER for CT?
I truly think all of us New Englanders are ready and waiting for it, so thank you Mr. Groundhog Phil for confirming six more weeks of winter! But define winter please: Cold temps and lots of snow? Medium temps and freezing rain? Mild temps and no precipitation at all? It's funny how one can now add that last definition in as that is what we've had so far! But really - the local ski resorts are ready and Interlaken is waiting! We want you to take advantage of our discounted ski packages and hit the slopes! We also want you to take your sweetheart on a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride through the beautiful Connecticut countryside - snow is needed please, Mr. Groundhog! Now mind you snow is not 100% necessary for a weekend getaway at Interlaken as we do have many packages that don't require it - enjoy wine tasting, a romantic dinner and a movie, a couples massage, a night on the town - check out all of our packages to find the perfect weather permitting one for you!
An Intimate Winter Wedding Destination
Although Interlaken can host your special day accommodating up to 220 Guests, there are also many of you looking for a more intimate affair. Interlaken can still be your destination choice! Gather up to 20 of your closest family members, bring them to Interlaken, exchange your vows as the snow falls, and then have them toast your love with champagne over a three course dinner near the fire in Morgan's restaurant. You can keep it as simple as this, or you can include overnight accommodations as well to make a weekend of it. We will work with you to make the smallest of affairs as special as the grandest of affairs! Click here for more details.
D E M O L I T I O N
Yes, it is happening here at the Inn - the second floor bathrooms in our main building are history, gone, out of here! I walked through the "construction zone" today and through the dust you can see the just the basic structure of these bathrooms, anxiously awaiting the new granite-tiled shower units, granite-topped wood vanities, glass mosaic tiled walls - all done in warm beige tones. In two more weeks the renovation will be complete, quickly followed by a newly carpeted second floor hallway. The second floor will be hot, hot, hot! I hope you love the new look as much as I am excited to tell you about it! Oh, and no worries if you have plans to stay with us in the next couple of weeks - all of our outer buildings are all set for your arrival!
Life Discovery Series
Isn’t it fun knowing about new things before the rest of the Interlaken world finds out about them? Keep reading to find out just another reason to visit us!
We are introducing the “Life Discovery Series”, a 90 minute class to be held Saturdays with a different topic each week to give you the chance to learn something new. Always wanted to try Quilting? Claire can get you started with the basics. Love tea? Learn the difference between black, white and green from one of the Harney family members. Do you wish your dog had better manners? Virginia will give you some obedience techniques. These are just a few examples of the programs we will be hosting in just one month from today! If you plan on visiting the Interlaken for a little overnight getaway, check out the soon-to-be posted “Life Discovery Series” calendar and pick your date accordingly. Friday and Saturday night packages will also be available that will include admission to the class, so be sure to watch our package page for that as well. Our first weekend is February 25th – come join us as Brandon Scimeca teaches you how to cook Vegan!
Have you met Jade yet?
If you have visited us mid-week and have wandered into our Vineyard room to get your day started with our complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, then you have met Jade. Jade is the ever-smiling, ever-friendly young lady visiting us from Brazil that seems to get everyone’s day started on the right foot. “Would you like an omelette?” is always Jade’s question to you after her cheery “Good Morning!” Fresh eggs, fresh veggies, chopped meat – Jade will make it exactly how you want it. Here are what some Guests are saying about Jade and our mid-week complimentary continental breakfast:
- The Brazilian girl in the dining room was fantastic. So cheerful and kind
- We very much enjoyed our dinner, as well as the breakfast the day we left
- Breakfast was fantastic each morning
- Breakfast server was delightful
- Breakfasts were WONDERFUL – thank you for offering such healthy items and having such attentive wait-staff
- I thoroughly enjoyed the morning breakfast "specials," the homemade doughnuts and the ham nests!
- Good breakfast, too!
- Say hello to Jade, from Brazil. She was so gracious, polite and a pleasure to see each morning when I came to get my morning coffee
Hot off the SPA press!
Here are two new services that the ELLORA Spa & Sanctuary at Interlaken are now offering:
FOR EVERYONE - Harmony Massage. Combines flowing strokes with a concentration on acupressure points following Chinese meridian lines also working in our Swedish Massage..a nice combination of Eastern & Western styles..
FOR MEN - Men's Maintenance Treatment. A facial with exfoliating, steam ,massage, and mask with a scalp massage.
Have you had a service at ELLORA yet? Here’s a recent comment from a very happy customer: The masseuse was fantastic, fabulous & truly one of the best we have ever had!!!!!! (I did not add all of those question marks, the Guest wrote them that way!)
Laura, the owner of ELLORA Spa & Sanctuary, is also putting together some special packages for Valentine’s Day – check back for updates!
I would never have thought I would be saying that I like this particular scent, but in this particular case I am loving it. The scent is of freshly laid carpet, and the freshly laid carpet is right here in our main lobby, with plans in February to cover the second floor as well. Deep colors of rust and brown compliment the furnishings perfectly!
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