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.
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If you are looking for something a bit more low key this New Year’s Eve, then consider what Interlaken is offering this year. We are offering our package to just 30 couples, so we are keeping the celebration smaller than usual but just as festive! We will start your evening by serving you a wonderful dinner in Morgan’s – we have created special a la carte menu just for the occasion. This might be the time to try the restaurant I’ve been writing so much about! We will also provide you with four cocktails during the night as part of the package while you listen to the sounds of Scott Heth and his trio. Scott has always been a part of the New Year’s Band at Interlaken, so if you are familiar with his sounds, expect the same great music from him! As you dance your way towards midnight, we’ll make sure you have champagne in hand to toast the New Year! Wander back to your room, and then join us again in the morning for a full breakfast buffet. Call early as the party is limited! 1-800-222-2909.
Three weeks from today…
Thanksgiving will be over – have you made your plans yet? Have you decided to take on the task of all of the holiday fixings at your house again this year? Well, stop! Tell your family you will meet them at Morgan’s restaurant at the Interlaken this year! You and your family are not just limited to eating traditional carved roasted turkey, as we offer other choices, such as artichoke and leek ravioli and shepherd’s pie. We fill our buffet with other traditional favorites, such as mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes and green bean casserole, a variety of salads and breads. And don’t forget dessert! An assortment of pies, chocolate mousse, and carrot cake are just some options for finishing your meal (if you have any room left!). Seatings are at 1pm and 3pm. Reserve a table for your family at 800-222-2909 or locally at 435-9878.
“Do you believe me now?”
If I wrote “Hey, Jimmy Wayne just stayed at the Interlaken for a couple of days and had a great time” – you would probably say “yeah, right”. Well we have pictures to prove it! Click on http://ping.fm/p/dk15l to read about his trip to Northwest Connecticut and his stay at Interlaken. He was here visiting Darryl Hall who lives nearby, and of course sang “Sara Smile”, which is the latest song from Jimmy. You’ll have more fun reading the above link, so go ahead and click – and be sure to scroll through the pictures! And if you are a fan of Mr. Wayne’s, be sure to ask for the “Jimmy Wayne Suite” when you stay at Interlaken!
The “Story of Stuff”
Do you have 20 minutes to spare? If so, type in www.storyofstuff.com. Download and watch the video! Two years ago, the gentleman who helped in creating the video stayed here at the Interlaken, and ever since then, we refer to the “story of stuff” quite often. It talks about production and consumption patterns, and it will certainly make you stop and think about the world we live in, and how simple changes we make can affect the environment we live in.
Another step in GOING GREEN!
I always look forward to our Green meetings – we review how things are working we already have in place, and of course, focus on new ideas to help us continue to get certification from the State of Connecticut as a Green property. The biggest topic this meeting was Composting – what it is, what’s involved and what we have to do to begin this task. We already purchased 3 units, and we hope this will handle the activity from our Kitchen. If you think about how much waste there is from prepping food that could be given back to the earth rather than dumped in a landfill. For example, the preparation of just one fruit platter – the skin from melons, the tops of strawberries, the stems from grapes, the skin from pineapples – all of these “scraps” can be put in a composter and turned into organic material that can be added to soil or used as a medium to grow plants. Since our kitchen produces so many “scraps” like this (since we primarily use fresh and local ingredients in all of our dishes) our composters will certainly have alot of activity! There are so many “dos and donts” of composting and our staff is committed to learning all about them. We plan to have our composters up and running in the next couple of weeks.
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