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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Eat your leafy greens.
You read and hear that everywhere. Yes, we all know it is important to get our daily doses of the green stuff, but maybe you just don't like it. It tastes bland, like lawn clippings or weeds (not that you've tasted either of those...) It just doesn't taste good at all to you. I completely understand that, but I think I've got a way for you to get a top-rated green into your diet in an extremely pleasant way. It requires you to visit Morgan's rsetaurant just once to try it, and chances are you will never look at this top-rated green the same way again.
Local Honeycrisp Apple and Heirloom Kale Salad, Pecorino Vinaigrette, Black Olive Crunch
We don't disguise the true flavor of Kale, we enhance it. Kale is very high in beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C and rich in calcium, so it's definitely a real good green to get into your diet as much as possible. This simple salad is my always chosen starter when I dine in Morgan's, and sometimes it is all I have. It's delicious and I encourage you to try it and tell me what you think!
Wedding Garden Greenery
I love it when the sides to the pavilion are removed and put in storage for the season. That simple change alters the look immensely as immediately the setting for the wedding reception is hugged by pretty flowers, greenery and wonderful fresh air. It takes you outside yet keeps you protected. Now is the time to make an appointment with Brandon Scimeca to come and see if this space is perfect for your wedding reception!
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Mother Nature has decided to keep us moist these past couple of days to ensure we have lush greenery for all of our upcoming weddings this season. Thank you Mother Nature! OK I might be stretching this a bit but we have to always look on the bright side… but speaking of H20, how about using some in a hot cup of Harney Tea? Or receiving an Interlaken bottled water as part of your corporate retreat boxed lunch? A tall glass of water as you anxiously await the arrival of the most amazing cottage dill rolls in Morgan’s? How about surrounding yourselves in water as you take a canoe ride around the lake? Now we are talking water! Anything lakeside has got to make you smile, and even on dreary days try your best to enjoy it. Let us prepare you a picnic basket for a lakeside lunch – admiring the view from your car of course. Or be adventurous and grab an umbrella as well as your sweetie’s hand and take a stroll to the lake. If being out in the rain isn’t your cup of tea (back to tea again!) then stay inside your Guestroom and order room service. Or challenge a family member to a game of pool. Enjoy a spa service. Check out our complimentary movie library and cozy up to one you haven’t see in ages. Shopping at the local villages can be done in any weather! Ask our front desk service staff for more rainy day activities so we can keep your stay with us happy and bright!
Let's talk Food!
It seems like it has been awhile that I've blogged about one of my favorite things, and that is food. No matter your reason for visiting Interlaken, we've got any and all areas of food covered for you.
Staying with us mid-week? join Brenda for fresh omelets and other deluxe continental breakfast items complimentary from 6:30am to 9:30am.
Invited to a Summer wedding? Start with a local sweet watermelon salad with feta, pinenuts and balsamico followed by your choice of Swordfish with Summer Fruit Relish or Chicken stuffed with Ricotta and wild mushrooms with a lemon thyme sauce or Grilled Filet Mignon.
Your wife is turning 50? Celebrate with our Chef's Tasting Menu! Exclusive six course Chef's 'farm to table' tasting menu for dinner in Morgan's Restaurant. On your day of arrival Chef Scimeca will customize a private menu based on the bounty of the Berkshires.
Arriving late? No worries! Sign up for our late night snack option: Turkey Club sandwich, with chips, pickle, bottled water and homemade cookie delivered to your room prior to arrival.
You've heard our restaurant is "amazingly good"? Make a reservation in Morgan's and choose one of our entrees from Crisp Homemade Gnocchi, Spring Peas, Pea Shoots, Ramps, Parmesan Cream to Grilled King Salmon, Marinated Cucumbers & Leeks, Saffron Yogurt, Lemon Confit to Roasted Natural Half Chicken, Baby Arugula, Roasted Potatoes, Spring Herb Oil.
You're taking your kids away on vacation? Surprise them with a cookie basket! A basket of homemade cookies (suitable for two people) delivered to your room prior to arrival.
Proposing? Arrange for Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Champagne on Ice to be in your room after she says yes.
Joining us for dessert after seeing a movie at the Moviehouse? Try our Double Chocolate Ganache Torte with Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.
Desiring a lakeside picnic? Sign up for our "Instant Romance Package" where a picnic lunch is included in your package.
Looking to take your corporate staff away for some teambuilding? Our Culinary Challenge is made to bring your team together using their culinary expertise!
Kicking off your wedding weekend with a rehearsal dinner? Arrange for a bonfire held lakeside complete with s'mores and hot chocolate!
Reuniting the Family this summer? Gather round our red and white checked tables and Let our Chef grill flat iron steaks, hot dogs and burgers at a Four-Star Barbecue complete with corn on the cob and fresh strawberry shortcake!
Yes, I am OPEN!
It was a very long winter. I was empty and cold for so long, but now I am full once again and at a warm 76 degrees. Normally I open up on Memorial Day weekend, but to accommodate a special group this month Tom took the time and opened me up sooner. The trees and flowers have blossomed around me, the lounge chairs are ready for sitting and the umbrellas will protect my happy Guests from the hot sun. Please make sure you spend an afternoon with me keeping me company this summer!
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