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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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feb
6
2010

Tea for Two – with Harney and Sons!

Or shall I say Tea for Three? I have been drinking tea since I was eight. I remember sitting at my grandmother’s big kitchen table every Sunday afternoon with her and my mom, sipping tea out of dainty fine bone china teacups. I have been a huge tea drinker ever since, and nowadays, I love my tea with just a smidge of milk, and no sugar whatsoever. Everywhere I go I have tea, and there are plenty of tea brands out there – but I haven’t found one that beats my very favorite – Harney and Sons. Their company began in Salisbury, CT many years ago, and recently their headquarters moved across the border to Millerton, NY. They have a tea tasting room over in Millerton as well, and certainly a place for all tea lovers to visit. We are proud to serve Harney and Sons tea (both hot and iced) in our restaurant, as well as in our lobby each morning. When you visit us (www.interlakeninn.com) be sure to save some time to visit their tea tasting room, just 5 minutes away – find a gift of tea for yourself, or that tea lover on your list. You will not be disappointed!

P.S. Be sure to try their new line of bottled Organic iced teas – they are fabulous!


feb
3
2010

Birthday wishes to Norman Rockwell!

Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA

Who doesn’t love that famous picture posted as the GOOGLE DOODLE today?  “Little Spooners” by Norman Rockwell, the famous Saturday Evening Post artist, is just one of many paintings you can learn about at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.  We even provide admission tickets to this great museum in our Sleigh Ride package (click here for more details).  The museum is a 40 minute scenic ride, and one of the most popular and recommended places to visit when in the Berkshires.  Enjoy!


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!


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