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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
8
2014

Chili Champs!

We are feeling the heat in our kitchen here at Interlaken today as Chef Jay and the kitchen crew are the proud winners of the SWSA Jumpfest Chili Cook Off contest last night!  With Chef Jay putting all the special ingredients together and with the input of Chef Matt and Chef Will, the creation was enough to take the winning spot over nine other entries.  Congratulations Kitchen Team!  I could have taken a picture of the happy Chefs with their victorious pot of chili, but we've got something even better - a chance for you to heat up your insides with some yourself!  Next Saturday, February 15th, we'll be featuring it as a special on our lunch menu.  Come and try it yourself between 11:30am and 2pm along with other special cocktails being served that day.

The 88th annual SWSA Jumpfest this weekend not only brought smiles to our kitchen today but also to Chef Scimeca as he, along with Lauren of Hillrock Estate Distillery are hosting a bourbon tasting and Chef Demonstration today as well.  Announcements were made at the Fest throughout the day so we've got quite the turn-out in Morgan's as we speak!

And that is not all that is happening this weekend at the Inn - we've got such a flurry of activity!  We are getting ready to host a special party this evening for a 10-year wedding vow renewal, we've got some ladies here for a Girlfriend's Getaway Package, we've got a couple enjoying some quiet time on our Winter Hibernation Package, a family skiing at Mohawk Mountain on our Mohawk Mountain Ski Package, a couple here for a menu tasting in preparation of their summer wedding at Interlaken, another couple touring the property for their possible fall wedding for in 2015, a Guest calling from Hawaii to book his reservation for his Family Reunion in May, another Guest calling to make reservations for his wife for a Spa service at ELLORA's next weekend for Valentine's Day - I could go on and on!  There are so many reasons to visit Interlaken - come join us!


Jan
23
2014

Recipe for Romance at Interlaken

We've got the ingredients this year to make it the most special Valentine's Day yet!

 

Interlaken Inn Valentine's Package CT

We are in the mood for love here at Interlaken this year, so choose our Valentine's Day Package and celebrate Saturday, February 15th with us.  In addition to your clean and comfortable Guestroom, a romantic three course dinner for two (try our Lovers Antipasto Platter for Two: Oysters on the half shell with champagne sorbet), a cocktail for each of you, a red rose for her, couples dancing to the sounds of Scott Heth's trio, and then a sweet breakfast for two complete with heart-shaped pancakes - we've got a dozen more reasons to make the night even more extraordinary: 

  • Rose Petal Turn Down - while you’re out to a lovely dinner our room attendants expertly freshen up you guest room and turn down the room for the evenings slumber, concluding with a romantic trail of rose petals across the bed.  $30
  • Drawn bath / shower – Treat your sweetheart to a drawn hot bath with candles and the Interlaken’s signature lavender, vanilla milk bath blend. This is sure to relax and delight the senses.  $25
  • Chocolate covered Strawberries.  $19
  • Tea for Two and Two for Tea - Afternoon tea and Cookies delivered to you guest room.  $15
  • Private Cooking Class - Prepare a delicious meal with your special ‘someone’ under the guidance of Interlaken’s Executive Chef Brandon Scimeca. You’ll create a memorable lunch or dinner with Chef Scimeca while sipping wine and learning new cooking techniques “just for the two of you”.  $299 per couple, plus tax & service charge
  • Milk House Chocolates – Locally crafted chocolates, made fresh with Thorncrest Farm’s milk, butter and cream. Absolutely divine! 10 piece Sampler  $30, Cabernet Sauvignon Dark Chocolate Truffles $50
  • Chefs Tasting menu (Friday or Sunday)  $85 per person, plus tax & service charge
  • A Dozen Red Roses with vase  $75
  • Romantic Bouquet of flowers in vase  $50
  • In-room manicure and pedicure, with rose oil & petals  $35 / $55
  • Fresh Fruit and Local artisan cheeses  $19
  • Choose from Interlaken’s wine cellar of champagnes, red & white wines – Complete list here.

Did you have something else in mind, perhaps something so very personalized that you need a bit more assistance?  No worries, we can make it happen.   Call or email Vanessa or Ryan who would be happy to be your romantic concierge for the weekend: Vanessa@interlakeninn.com or Ryan@interlakeninn.com.

Come early Saturday!  If your room is ready we'd be happy to get you settled right away, but in the meantime you can relax in our restaurant where Eric will be offering some unique "love potion" cocktails and special lunch items.  We'll have the most popular love songs playing in the background while you share a yummy fondue plate with the one you love.

Let the romance begin even earlier and come on Friday night!  Make it a full weekend showing your loved one just how special they are.

 

Interlaken Inn Valentine's Package Lakeville CT


Jan
13
2014

Attention Fingers & Toes

You read it here first: 

Coming very soon will be a new service at ELLORA Spa at Interlaken: 

Manicures and Pedicures will be available in 2014! 

ELLORA Spa Manicure/Pedicure Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

 

This is the perfect service available right on property for bridal parties, girlfriend getaways, mothers & daughters, your special lady - even yourself!  It's so new I don't even have specific details to give you but do know it's coming and check back here and the ELLORA Spa page for its debut.  Until then, keep in mind the many other wonderful services offered by ELLORA Spa, such as the Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage or the Ayurvedic Facial.  Make an afternoon of it with a service and a special spa lunch. 

ELLORA Spa is available by appointment only, so be sure to make your reservation today by calling 860-435-1305.

 


Jan
8
2014

88th Annual SWSA Jumpfest

 

Save the date! 

In just one month from now this local community and many visitors will be enjoying the 88th Annual SWSA Jumpfest.  Festivities go all weekend long, and this year Morgan's at Interlaken is uniquely involved by hosting a Bourbon Flight Tasting and Cooking with Bourbon food demonstration on Saturday, February 8th at 4pm.  Also, be sure to check out Interlaken's website for special package offerings!

 

SWSA Jumpfest 2014 Interlaken CT

 


Jan
7
2014

Our Table is Open!

We've made it even more convenient to dine at Morgan's Restaurant:  Morgan's is now available on Open Table, the easiest way to check availability for your preferred time and make the reservation via your iphone, tablet, android, laptop or desktop computer.  After you choose the date and time, all you then need to do is choose what amazing dish will be yours to enjoy that night.  Using the freshest of ingredients, our Chefs are sure to make you say "the food at Morgan's was delicious" or "the food was amazing!!!" (thank you recent Guests!).

Morgan's Salmon Dish at Interlaken Inn CT

Click here for out latest menu to start the decision process today!  (oh and save room for some fabulous desserts such as the Ganache Torte...

Morgan's dessert Lakeville CT

 


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