Thursday, January 17, 2019

Today's Travel Finds: Pasta Night is Back at the Pitcher Inn in Vermont, A Winter Wine Festival in New Hampshire, Five Top Nantucket Restaurants

Pasta Night is back at the Pitcher Inn in Vermont (offered on most Thursdays).
To make a reservation, visit https://www.pitcherinn.com

Winter Wine Festival: A Celebration of Wine, Food and Song
January 18-February 17, 2019
Wentworth by the Sea Hotel in New Hampshire

Five Top Nantucket Restaurants (As Seen on the Food Network)


Monday, January 7, 2019

Today's Travel Finds: A Boston Hotel's 80 Year Anniversary Package, Maine Oyster Trail, Wine & Chocolate Tours, a One-of-a-Kind Culinary Experience at the Essex with Matt Jennings

The Eliot Hotel in Boston, is celebrating 80 years of ownership by the same family in February. 

Their Grand Anniversary Package includes 8 luxurious suites on the 8th floor. Maximum of 2 people per room; 7 course chef's tasting with sake pairing for 16 people; rare Moet Hennessy Cognac for the host; private full buffet breakfast with your own mimosa bar; commemorative Eliot Hotel bathrobes to take home, valet parking for overnight guests. View anniversary packages and other special offers: http://www.eliothotel.com

Discover the Maine Oyster Trail, an initiative of Maine Sea Grant at the University of Maine and their partners. For more information, visit http://seagrant.umaine.edu/maine-oyster-trail

Happening at the Essex Resort & Spa in Essex, Vermont
  • Wine & chocolate tours are being offered every Friday (January-December 2019).
  • Join Matt Jennings for a one-of-a-kind culinary experience in February. 

View all events:
https://www.essexresort.com/things-to-do-in-burlington-vermont/events-calendar

Friday, November 30, 2018

Christmas Gift Guide 2018

A celebration of peace, goodwill and festive cheer

Monday, November 19, 2018

New England Thanksgiving Recipes

With Thanksgiving Day just days away, take note of some wonderful recipes to prepare for family and friends.

New Hampshire's Recipes from 1889 [Cow Hampshire Blog]

Pie Recipes for Thanksgiving [Vermont Creamery]

Thanksgiving Recipes from Vermont Farms and Kitchens [Dig Vermont]

Four Lobster Recipes to Add to Your Thanksgiving Menu [Maine Lobster Festival]

Sweet Potato Boats [New Hampshire Home Magazine]


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Friday, November 16, 2018

Spyce — The World's First Robotic Restaurant is Located in Downtown Boston

RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT


Spyce, located in Downtown Boston, is the world's first restaurant featuring a robotic kitchen that cooks complex meals to order. Founded by four MIT graduates who've teamed up with Michelin-Starred Chef Daniel Boulud, Spyce serves wholesome and delicious meals at an affordable price point.


Read related article:
http://news.mit.edu/2018/mit-spinoff-spyce-robotic-kitchen-cooks-tasty-meals-0702

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Today's Travel Finds: A Roundup of Culinary Fare

We've made the rounds on Twitter, to find for you some of the latest buzz in New England culinary fare. Enjoy!








Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Today's Travel Stories: Discover the Nantucket Historical Association, and the von Trapp Family Lodge in Vermont


Video courtesy of the Nantucket Historical Association
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Photo courtesy of Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont.
View their story

Monday, November 12, 2018

Today's Travel Finds: A Taste of Napa in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut, A Country Christmas Package in Waitsfield, Vermont

 Photo courtesy of Winvian
 
With its woodlands, meadows, organic gardens, and cozy cottages, Winvian, a Relais & Chateaux property in Connecticut beckons guests to enjoy a lighthearted oasis of peace, comfort and Five-Star Dining in a luxury resort setting. Their "Taste of  Napa Package" includes:

A one night stay in a cottage of your choice, three course Prix-Fixe Dinner with wine pairing for two, full daily breakfast, Wine & Cheese Tasting for two, Bottle Shock DVD.

For all the details, visit https://www.winvian.com/packages/taste-of-napa

Step back in time and experience the sights and sounds of Christmas in picturesque Waitsfield Village in Waitsfield, Vermont. The Inn at Round Barn Farm is offering a "Country Christmas Package" that includes:

- Daily Farm to Table Gourmet Breakfast
- Cookie Decorating Class
- Afternoon cookies and canapes by the library fireplace.
- Exclusive access to fun activities such as sleigh rides and more.

Book for two or more nights between December 2-19 and save 20% off your entire stay. Visit  https://www.theroundbarn.com/vermont-christmas.html




Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Upcoming New England Restaurant Weeks {November and Beyond}


Newport Restaurant Week (Rhode Island)
November 2-11, 2018

Portsmouth & Seacoast Restaurant Week (New Hampshire)
November 8-17, 2018

The Greater Valley Restaurant Hunt (Connecticut - Formerly The Greater Valley Restaurant Week)
Started on October 15 and ends November 30. 




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Friday, October 12, 2018

Vermont Autumn Getaways



Explore the trails with Grafton Inn's "Falling Leaves Package"— includes room & breakfast for two. Sunday through Thursday ~ $149 per night (excluding applicable taxes and service fees).

Fall Brilliance Package ~ From $307 per person.
Check in to the Green Mountain Inn in Stowe, Vermont and enjoy a 2 night stay that includes daily country inn breakfast, scenic horse and carriage ride, harvest gourmet basket with bottle of wine and complimentary afternoon tea and cookies.

The Stowe Mountain Lodge in Stowe, Vermont is offering a Fall Foliage Stay & Play With Unlimited Golf Package ~ Rates start at $225 per person, per night based on double occupancy. 

Visit respective hotel websites for full details, terms and conditions.




Is writing your passion? Check out upcoming workshops and retreats at http://burlingtonwritersworkshop.com.

View a list of Vermont newspapers here.

Interested in a photography adventure tour or cooking class? Here are some useful links:

https://www.vermontvacation.com/plan-your-visit/events

https://newenglandfoodadventures.blogspot.com/p/cooking-classes.html

Blog Pick: 

5 Ways You Can Experience Vermont Fall Foliage [Sterling Ridge Resort Blog]


 

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Today's Travel Finds: Touring Islands of New England, Vermont Fall Foliage Trips, Deliciousness Served Up on Twitter, Upcoming Food & Wine Festivals

"Eat like a Pilgrim" by sampling recipes from that era; explore gilded-age mansions in Newport, Rhode Island and the beaches & lighthouses of Nantucket; a whale watch cruise on Cape Cod and iconic landmarks in Boston. These are just a few of the travel experiences being offered on Collette's Islands of New England tour. For more information, visit https://www.gocollette.com/en-au/tours/north-america/usa/islands-of-new-england

Plan your trip to Vermont! The Wildflower Inn is rolling out the autumn carpet...

When you sign up on their website, you could win a Vermont vacation at the inn. Next drawing is October 31, 2018.

Deliciousness served up on Twitter...



Food & Wine Festivals in September and beyond...

Rhode Island Calamari Festival - September 8, 2018
Make your way to Narragansett and celebrate the "Official State Appetizer" with tastings, vote for your favorite calamari offerings from local restaurants. The festivities also include food trucks, shopping, kids activities, and music. View the full list of events here.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Today's Travel Finds: Mountain Dining & Entertainment on the Summit, Goats N' Roses, Maine Lobster by Food Truck, Touring the Inn and Gardens at Shelburne Farms, Places to Eat along Boston Harbor

Cranmore Mountain Resort in North Conway, New Hampshire kicked off their "Summit After Hours Series" on July 28. The event features BBQ dinner, live music and cash bar at the summit Meister Hut. For info on upcoming events and to buy tickets, visit cranmore.com
  
Enjoy an in depth tour of the inn and formal gardens at Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, Vermont — Held Tuesdays and Thursdays until October 18, 2018. For more information, visit https://shelburnefarms.org

Check out this writeup on Connecticut Magazine: Goats N’ Roses: A Wonderful, Wacky Farmstand Restaurant Unlike Any Other

Discover places to eat along Boston Harbor— Boston Harbor Now in partnership with the Boston Planning & Development Agency and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has launched a mobile-friendly, interactive web tool. Read more

How The Cousins Maine Lobster Food Truck Is Taking A Classic New England Dish Around The Country [via Connecticut Public Radio]



Bar Harbor Maine Acadia National Park Coasters
(on Amazon)

Monday, July 23, 2018

New England Charm: Ocean House, Relais & Chateaux


Video courtesy of Ocean House on YouTube

"An iconic New England seaside resort, the Ocean House sits high on the bluffs of Watch Hill, Rhode Island, overlooking a private stretch of beach with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. Inspired by the Victorian architecture prevalent in the great houses of the area, the Ocean House evokes a timeless elegance and is the first and only Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond Hotel in the state. The Ocean House is a member of Relais & Chateaux."

www.oceanhouseri.com

Guest Chef Series at Chatham Bars Inn on Cape Cod

Experience a farm-to-table family style dinner each week this summer at Chatham Bars Inn on Cape Cod 
  • Seasonal produce from the Inn's farm and fresh seafood from the Cape.
  • Outdoor dining for 60 guests, beginning with a champagne toast at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m.
  • Next day, each chef will demonstrate a recipe at The Chef's Table (seating for 20 guests).
View the chef lineup for their Guest Chef Series and remaining dates on the schedule at www.chathambarsinn.com/life-at-the-inn/guest-chef-dinner-series

The Chatham Bars Inn is a luxury resort, located in Chatham, Cape Cod.


Saturday, July 21, 2018

Today's Travel Finds: Printable Recipes, "A Taste of Maine" in Portland, Evening Dining Menus at Hartstone Inn, Vote for Maine Lobster Chef of the Year



Discover printable recipes for Artichoke Dip, Brie Cheese Soup, Lamb Chops, Lobster Stuffed Chicken, Maine Crab and Scallion Dip, Maple Dijon Scallops, Seared Scallops, Thermidor Sauce and Yorkshire Lobster at http://www.yorkharborinn.com/dining/fine-dining/recipes

This Taste of Maine Culinary Package takes you through the rich local and maritime history of Portland, Maine. View offer at Inn by the Sea

What's for Dinner? View the evening dining menus at the Hartstone Inn in Camden, Maine. Cuisine by the internationally award-winning Chef/Owner Michael Salmon.

Get to taste all the lobster recipe entries and vote for your favorite during Harvest on the Harbor (Oct. 16-21). The Maine Lobster Chef of the Year event is October 19. harvestontheharbor.com/maine-lobster-chef-year

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Today's Travel Finds: Farm Dining Events, New Restaurants in Connecticut, Sail and Dine Package, Cars and Coffee at Newport Mansions

A roundup of local culinary fare...



Upcoming: Six farm dining events in the state of Connecticut [via Connecticut Magazine]

Also on Connecticut Mag: 4 New Connecticut Restaurants

A lobster lunch cruise, sunset sail, educational eco sail are options on the Sail & Dine package from the Ocean Point Inn in E. Boothbay, Maine [View package details]

This Month of June: Cars and Coffee at Newport Mansions



Sunday, December 3, 2017

Chef Summit at Sunday River February 3rd, 2018

Calling all foodies! Presented by Sunday River and O'Maine Studios, the third annual Chef Summit invites the top chefs and mixologists in New England to the slopes of Western Maine for a culinary event like no other. 

The main event on February 3, 2018 is preceded by a Chef Summit Industry Gathering on February 2. 

For the full details, head on over to http://www.sundayriver.com/events-and-activities/events-calendar/chef-summit.


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Saturday, December 2, 2017

A Taste of New England and Beyond: 4 Holiday Gift Ideas



As Seen on Amazon
1. Lake Champlain Chocolates 'Tis the Season Gift Basket 2. Best Recipes from American Country Inns and Bed & Breakfasts: More Than 1,500 Mouthwatering Recipes from 340 of America's Favorite Inns 3. Stonewall Kitchen Jam Collection  4. Vermont Absolutely Pure Maple Syrup

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Today's Travel Finds: Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth, a Christmas by the Sea Package, Christmas Eve Dinner at Langham, Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurants in MA


A Festive Roundup...

For Christmas Eve Dinner at Langham Boston, Chef Sapienza and BOND Chef Nick Gurski prepare a festive four-course prix fixe feast in BOND restaurant ǀ lounge. Guests will have an array of choices and seasonal dishes including:
  • Crispy duck confit with Macomber turnip puree, chicories and huckleberry
  • Chilled northeast lobster and mussel escabeche with fennel, leeks and saffron oil
  • Pineland Farms Black Angus sirloin with sweet potato croquettes, roasted marrow and grilled asparagus
  • Bouche de Noel with Valrhona dark chocolate mousse

Cost of dinner: $90 adults, $55 children 5 to 12; Reservations: 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.

For more holiday fare that includes holiday getaways, festive Afternoon Tea, celebratory brunches and chocolate bar, visit www.langhamhotels.com/en/the-langham/boston.

On the Boston Vegetarian Society's website, you can find a list of vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Massachusetts. Visit www.bostonveg.org/restaurants.

Celebrate the holidays in Ogunquit, Maine. The Meadowmere Inn is offering a Christmas by the Sea package (December 8-10). 

Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth New Hampshire kicks off on December 1st. Now in its 13th year, the month-long celebration beckons with festive shows, strolls and shopping. For more information on the events, visit vintagechristmasnh.org

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Video courtesy of Peter B Helland on YouTube

Daily Finds: 4 Holiday Gift Ideas






As Seen on Amazon
1. Falcon Enamelware bake set 2. Falcon Enamelware prep set 3. Unichart stainless steel square lunch box, lock container bag comes with spoon and chopsticks 4. Natural spun bamboo bowls 3 piece set (made in Vietnam)