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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A Happy Mother of the Bride
"We just wanted to let you know that we were extremely happy that we chose the Interlaken Inn for our children's wedding on September 8, 2014. We had stayed there about ten years ago, and loved everything they had to offer. It's such a beautiful country inn and we always wanted to come back. Our families came up on Saturday and they enjoyed the lake, pool, tennis, game room and the restaurant and we felt that the inn provided a perfect setting for our weekend wedding.
The rooms were very comfortable and we found the staff to be very accommodating to all our needs. My sister needed to change her room and Kevin was extremely friendly and helpful in attending to her needs.
The wedding itself was a wonderful event; one that we will never forget! Of course, Stephanie and Brandon helped make it fabulous and flawless. Everyone is still talking about how good the food was!"
P.S. I do realize this photo is "extra large" but it is just so pretty!
All of us here at Interlaken are wishing the best to Miss Connecticut, Kaitlyn Tarpey, at the Miss America Pageant this evening. In addition to representing our wonderful Nutmeg State so beautifully, she also happens to be the niece of one of our long-time staff members. Best of luck, Kaitlyn!
Cute facts about Connecticut relating to Interlaken and its neighbors:
Interlaken has private lake frontage on the deepest lake in Connecticut, Lake Wononscopomuc
We are 10 minutes away from the highest peak in Connecticut - Bear Mountain in Salisbury (yes, you can hike to it!)
Lakeville is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
We are right next door to the prestigious Hotchkiss School and near several other prominent private schools
New England's oldest Methodist congregation is in Lakeville
Lime Rock Park is the only active road course left in the State
Chef Scimeca is yelling at Guests!
He is at it again! He did this a few months ago and it just didn't seem right. Why is he yellling?
This is what was happening the last time he yelled.
They don't look like they are doing anything wrong - just using fresh ingredients to make the most creative dish in the group. They are challenging their culinary skills - and Brandon is helping them by yelling at them. Why?
As part of the Culinary Challenge at Interlaken, being creative has a time limit, and Brandon does his part by reminding everyone of how much time they have left to slice, dice, sautee, and display. 2 MINUTES 30 SECONDS he bellows! It's fun to watch everyone move just a little faster - this is where the team building comes into play. Occasionally one person becomes the leader and starts to bellow (like Brandon) but usually you see everyone on the team contributing and working together like a well oiled machine. 30 SECONDS! Today's featured ingredient is lobster. DING! TIMES UP! Now Brandon has the fortune of trying the dishes from each team and judging based on flavor, presentation, timeliness and use of ingredients. It really is not only so fun to watch, but participating is a blast! "The Culinary Challenge was enjoyable for all, even those who had done it before."
Bring your team together - either corporate group or your family - as the Culinary Challenge is a good fit for all. Contact Kristy Barto for more details (kristy-at-interlakeninn.com) and check our website for more details!
Raise your glass
Wedged between family afternoon wiffle ball games and a wedding reception for 150 people lies the cocktail hour.
Complete with passed HDO's such as Crisp Crab Cakes with Saffron Aioli, Citrus Marinated Shrimp Cocktail, Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushroom, Spiced Tandoori Lamb Skewer, Figs wrapped with Prosciutto and Mascarpone and Peking Duck Wontons with Scallion - and a full open bar. Held casually on our back lawn, surrounded by tiki torches, lush greenery and signs of fall - the cocktail hour is the perfect beginning for the wonderful evening yet to come.
One final ride
There are just a few more weeks to unwind and relax at our peaceful and beautiful lakefront.
No extra charges for the use of our canoes or kayaks.
Come stay with us. Our lake would love to have you visit.
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