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THE LAKESIDE BLOG

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: Michelle-at-InterlakenInn.com


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feb
2
2010

Superfoods!

A message from our Chefs: “Please come join me in Morgan’s for a taste of our locally raised and crafted cuisine. We have been working with Superfoods as of late to bring you a cuisine that is not only delicious, but invigorating.” You must come in and try some of the new dishes our Chefs are creating – it will not only be the perfect portion-size, but will be such a healthy way to end your day. Our current Superfoods! plate: Wild salmon, spinach with hemp seeds, and quinoa-walnut pilaf. Doesn’t that sound delicious? Go ahead, make a reservation by our fireplace and come on over and try it! Learn more about our dining room by clicking here.

Now what about this! You are getting married to a SuperGuy (or a SuperGirl!) and you’ve got some SuperGuests that you wish to serve Superfoods to at your wedding. Absolutely! Fresh local ingredients? You’ve got it! Contact Brandon Scimeca (weddings@interlakeninn.com) – he’d love to put together the perfect ingredients for your perfect day! Click here to learn more about weddings at Interlaken!

innovative dishes prepared exclusively from fresh, seasonal ingredients


jan
30
2010

Are you ready for a Culinary Challenge?

I hope the two corporate groups that are arriving next week are! It is such a unique teambuilding experience, and it adds a fun element to the standard “conference meeting agenda” that some companies have. It’s similar to something that you would see on the Food Network. Let me tell you about it: the group is divided into teams, and each team is given a work station. At each station, our Chef’s have put out about 10 ingredients that the team must use entirely. The challenge is to make up a menu for one appetizer and one entree, and then prepare those items using all of the ingredients. There is also a “pantry station” available to all teams so they can add what they need to make the perfect tasting dish. So it may be easy to write “Poached salmon with artichoke hearts” on the menu – but then to have to make it so it’s edible is another thing! Interlaken Chefs then taste the items from each team and then give scores for creativity, taste, and presentation. You know, I’m thinking I may wish to volunteer to be a judge, because if you’ve been reading my Blogs, I LOVE FOOD! Anyway, if you’d like to don an Interlaken apron and have your group be “culinaried challenge”, then give Kristy Barto, our Corporate Sales Manager, a call at 1-800-222-2909 ext 777 or send her an e-mail for an RFP at kristy@interlakeninn.com.

P.S. Licking of the fingers may lead to disqualification!!


jan
14
2010

Ideal skiing conditions!

The local ski mountains are stating great ski conditions, so now is the time to book your ski package and get on the slopes! I booked 6 packages today between the Mohawk package and the Butternut package – so I thought I’d share with you the conditions at each mountain:

Mohawk Mountain, just about 20 minutes away in Cornwall, CT, has 17 trails open, all packed powder – 20% expert, 60% intermediate, 20% beginner. Mohawk is the largest Ski mountain in Conneticut! Mohawk does offer night skiing. Check their website at http://www.mohawkmtn.com/CMX/index.php for hours and more information.

Ski Butternut, just 30 minutes in Great Barrington, MA, has all of their 22 trails open, packed powder as well. They also offer tubing, some fun for the entire family. Although Butternut offers skiing just during the day, their tubing trails are open this weekend 10am to 8pm. Their website is http://www.skibutternut.com/ for more information.

Book your package today for savings to both mountains!


jan
9
2010

Sunsets = Romance!

When is the last time you actually sat and admired a beautiful Sunset?  I don’t mean the one that you see when you are driving and you look over at it and say “oh, that’s pretty” – but one where you are just sitting and watching it?  Just watching the sky around it, reflected with amazing color, and then see it dip below sight?  I usually watch sunrises (thanks to Sunrise Earth on HD Theater) but rarely do I get the chance to watch actual sunsets – but now I (and you!) can catch them right here on Interlaken property!  As you can see, we’ve got two chairs waiting for you right on our Sunnyside porch so that you can have a front row seat!  You can admire it after your return from your Sleigh Ride in the Northwest Hills and before joining us for dinner in Morgan’s restaurant, by the fireplace, with Scott Heth playing the piano in the background.  Sunsets – just another reason to take a break from the busy world and take in the beauty Mother Nature offers us!  Come visit us soon!


jan
5
2010

Some updates at Interlaken!

I was just walking the property (yes, bundled up, it’s cold out there!) and wanted to share with you some changes taking place this week at Interlaken!   The bathroom areas in Woodside have been updated – ladies, you will appreciate our new incandescent lighting as well as the larger mirrors.  In the Main Building, we are totally re-vamping our handicapped accessible room, and we are finishing up a replacement of all the windows in the Townhouse section of the property.  Our new ATM in its beautiful mahogany case will arrive on Thursday, and our enhanced property surveillance system will be completed by the end of the week as well.   There are more renovations to come this winter season, I’ll update you as we move forward!


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