Holiday Menus

Celebrate your holidays at Colby Hill Inn. Every Holiday we strive to give our guests memories they won't forget. The holiday special meals include Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving, New Year's Eve, and our special Christmas Cheer Menu which is available all throughout the Christmas Season.

Updated holiday menus will be posted 6-8 weeks before the holiday.

Please note that we limit Valentine's, Easter, and Mother's Day reservations to Frequent Diner Members.
(*Sign up for the program the next time you dine in The Grazing Room.)



Thursday, November 25, 2021
3-Course Prix-Fixe Menu – $60 per person. Seatings between 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Take-Out service is also available Wednesday from 4:00-7:00 pm and Thursday until 1:00 pm.

EAT AT HOME - Thanksgiving in a Box Order Form
Welcome Basket of Bread, Poppy Seed Rolls & Biscuits

  • Local Cheese Sharing Plate –  plus $24
  • Local Cheese & Charcuterie Plate -with House-Pickled Vegetables - plus $29
  • NH Oysters on the Half Shell – plus $18 half dozen, $32 per dozen
  • Mushroom Toast with parmesan cream, poached inn egg - plus $22
  • Butternut Squash Tarte Tatin with Walnut Praline  - plus $18


Apple Cider & Fall Squash Soup
Maple cream

Oyster & Scallop Chowder
Cornbread crouton

Fall Greens & Grilled Pear Salad
Walnuts, goat cheese, champagne vinaigrette

Market Greens
House cider vinaigrette

Sweet Potato, Roast Apple & Goat Cheese Pierogies
Spiced apple sauce, cinnamon crème fraiche


Cider-Brined Turkey (Hop N Hen Farm)
Herbed cornbread stuffing, cranberry chutney, giblet gravy

Crisp Porchetta (Tuscan roast Pork Loin)

Four Grain "Risotto" with Mushroom and Parsnip Ragout

Juniper and Smoked Sea Salt-Crusted Salmon
Lemon horseradish sauce

Peppercorn and Rosemary Encrusted Veal Rib Roast (+$10 supplement)

All entrees are served with the following side dishes:

  • Whipped Potatoes with Roast Garlic
  • Roast Sweet Potatoes 
  • Fall Vegetable Succotash



Freshly Baked Pie - Apple, Pecan or Pumpkin

Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Cake
Chocolate crumble, whipped cream

Ricotta Cheesecake
Cranberry-apple chutney, whipped cream

Harvest Rice Pudding Brûlee


CHEF'S CHRISTMAS CHEER MENU: December 8-23 (13-14th, 20th, and 21st private parties only), Dec. 29-30. Seatings from 4:00-8:30 pm with a view:  Gardens will be professionally lit with holiday lights.
The restaurant will be closed 12/25-26.
Christmas Eve - Feast of Seven Fishes Wine Dinner (*4:00 - one seating) - $130 pp. Departure by 6:30 pm

Winter Wonderland Barn Market - don't miss this highly stylized holiday scene with live music and local craft, food, and art vendors. The Grazing Room will be serving up hot beverages and foods such as pierogi plates, bratwurst, apple strudel, and more. We'll also have a stand with holiday cookies, baked goods, and gifts,  $5 music cover per adult.  12/11-12 AND 12/18-19 -- Saturdays 12:00-6:30 pm, Sundays 11:00 am- 5:00 pm.

Sat 12/11; 12:30-3pm – Brad Myrick Duo (Holiday Music)
Sat 12/11; 4-6:30pm – Eric Lindberg Duo
Sun 12/12; 1-3:30pm – Brad Myrick Duo (Holiday Music)
Sat 12/18; 12:30-3pm – David Newsam (will include holiday music)
Sat 12/18; 4-6:30pm – Justin Cohn
Sun 12/19; 1-3:30pm – Karen Grenier

Ho Ho Homicide Murder Mystery High Tea on 12/19 ($75 pp. RSVP required in advance to get your character. Price includes one bar ticket). 12:30 pm




Farmers' Cheese & Charcuterie Plate
Selection of local cheeses, cured meats, house-made pickles, grilled bread, artisanal crackers, accouterments such fig paste, honey – $30

Half Dozen Sea Sprite Oysters (NH)
Cocktail sauce, red wine mignonette –  $18 1/2 dz, $32 dz

Goat Cheese & Roast Apple Pierogies
Sour cream, crab apple butter –  $16

Foie Gras Torchon
Diced Granny Smith apple, balsamic vinegar, rosemary, and sea salt brioche – $24

Crisp Salt Cod Cakes - lemon caper tartare sauce - $18

Crisp Calamari - Espellette gribiche - $18

Dutch Bitterballen (meatballs) – curried pulled beef, curried catsup, sharp mustard, grilled bread, house-pickled vegetables - $16


All options served with a welcome platter of peasant bread and biscuits with honey butter

Traditional Slovak Sour Mushroom Soup - $10

Lobster Bisque – house-made oyster crackers - $14

Market Greens Salad – champagne vinaigrette - $10

Winter Greens – grapefruit, beets, walnuts, smoked blue cheese - $14

Verjus Poached Seckel Pear Salad  – lavender and black pepper goat cheese, mixed greens, fresh figs, pomegranate, verjus vinaigrette - $14

FEAST pt. 1

Pork Wiener Schnitzel – cucumber, dill, sweet and sour red cabbage, French fries,  - $38
  • Suggested wine pairing: Rotglipfer (2017), Heinrich Hartl III, Austria ($16/glass)

Bouillabaisse – scallops, halibut, calamari, mussels, fennel and saffron broth, roast red pepper rouille, grilled baguette - $40
  • Suggested wine pairing: Chardonnay (2016), Ravines Cellars, Geneva – New York ($16/glass)

Maultaschen – traditional veal dumplings in roast duck broth, spinach and carrots - $38
  • Suggested wine pairing: Merlot (Reserve)(2014), Echeverria, Chile ($10/glass)

Braised Burgundy Lamb Shank – winter vegetables, wild mushroom spaetzle [mashed potatoes for gluten-free0 - $40
  • Suggested wine pairing: Shiraz (2016), "The Boxer", Mollydooker, Australia ($16/glass)

FEAST pt. 2

Beet & Ricotta Gnocchi – broccoli rabe, Chanterelle and Black Trumpet mushrooms, truffle butter - $36
  • Suggested wine pairing: Beaujolais-Villages (2017), Vignobles Bodillard. France ($11/glass)

Herb Crusted Prime Rib – smoked cheddar Yorkshire pudding, duck fat roast fingerlings, Brussels sprouts, fresh horseradish - $42
  • Suggested wine pairing: Malbec (single-vineyard)(2017), Familia Mayol, Argentina ($12/glass)

Cassoulet – Flageolet beans, Andouille sausage, smoked pork, duck confit, gluten-free crust  - $40
  • Suggested wine pairing: Rotglipfer (2017), Heinrich Hartl III, Austria ($16/glass)


Apple Strudel with Whipped Cream - $12

Yule Log for Two - $20

Rum-Soaked Almond & Fig Cake – brown butter gelato, candied orange - $12

Fluffernutter Cheesecake – chocolate crust, candied peanuts - $10

Tiramisu in a Whiskey Soak - $10

Christmas Trio: Peppermint Crème Brûlee, Christollen, Christmas Cookies - $12

White Chocolate & Dark Chocolate Ganache –
blood orange & olive oil sorbet, sesame brittle - $12


  • Gluhwein
  • Hot Chocolate or Mulled Cider
  • Woodstock Inn Wassail Ale (NH)

Candy Cane Infused Vodka Martini -
House-infused vodka, clear Crème de Cacao, Angostura Bitters, Candy Canes

Holiday Rum Punch -
Prosecco, ginger beer, cranberry juice, freshly squeezed red grapefruit juice, rum, pear slice

Spiked Mexican Hot Chocolate - Belgian chocolate, half and half, simple syrup; tequila, orange zest, cinnamon

Santa's Side Car
Bourbon, Cointreau, lemon, lemon zest

Fainting Reindeer

Vodka, Belle de Brillet pear liquer, pear nectar, walnut bitters, cherry

Mistletoe Margaritas
Tequila, white cranberry juice, Grand Marnier, lime, simple syrup, rosemary and cranberry

Contoocook Nog
Contoocook Creamery Egg Nog, spiced rum, orange zest, nutmeg

Deck the Halls
Clementine & pomegranate juice, gin, Campari, dry vermouth, orange bitters



Sunday, December 19, 2021. Join us for a High Tea with some favorite Christmas treats and the added drama of a murder mystery! We begin at 12:30 pm. $75 pp includes one round of holiday-inspired cocktails and another round of sparkling wines as well as holiday punch. Attendees receive a complimentary pass to our Winter Wonderland Craft Fair in the barn (same day 12:00-7:00 pm).

RSVP early so we can assign you a character and so that you'll have time to get into your character for this seasonal murder mystery. The menu is a traditional high tea - deluxe size - with the inclusion of some favorite holiday treats.
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  • Assorted Organic Teas
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Holiday Champagne Punch
  • Coffee available upon request
  • Holiday Cocktails


  • Creamed Truffle Chicken soup
  • Plate of local cheeses, house-made pickles, grilled bread, artisanal crackers, local honey, fig paste
  • Brined turkey, cranberry chutney, walnut bread
  • Smoked Salmon, honey dill mustard, brioche
  • Minted cucumber with cream cheese, whole wheat
  • Deviled eggs with salmon caviar
  • Mini Beef Wellingtons
  • Mushroom Arincini
  • Poached Pear Salad


  • Gingerbread scones
  • Biscuits Cranberry Butter and Orange Marmalade
  • Mini Candy Cane Crème Brûlee
  • Chocolate Fondue Fruit Kabobs
  • Stollen
  • Truffles
  • Christmas Cookies


December 24. One seating at 4:00 pm. $130 pp.

This evening we honor the tradition of eating seafood on Christmas Eve, which dates from the Roman Catholic tradition of abstaining from eating meat on the eve of a feast day. The tradition comes from Southern Italy, where it is known simply as The Vigil (La Vigilia). This celebration commemorates the wait, the Vigilia di Natale, for the midnight birth of the baby Jesus. It was introduced in the United States by Southern Italian immigrants in New York City's Little Italy in the late 1800s. The number seven may come from the seven Sacraments of the Catholic Church, or the seven hills of Rome, or something else.
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Dec 24


Baccalà Salad on croustade

Celebratory Toast: Centine Sparkling Rose. Banfi


House smoked flaked salmon, arugula, blood orange, walnuts, white balsamic dressing

Wine Pairing: Principessa Gavi (White). Banfi


Calamari Fritti with lemon aioli

Wine Pairing: Pinot Grigio, Winemaker's Select – "San Angelo". Banfi

Cioppino with clams, mussels, and monkfish with grilled bread

Wine pairing: Same as Course Three


Lobster Fra Diavolo. Bucatini pasta, fresh lobster, spicy marinara

Wine Pairing: Chianti Classico Riserva. Banfi


Baked Sardines in peperonata; escarole with roast garlic

Wine Pairing: Rosso di Montalcino – "Poggio alle Mura" (Courses 6 & 7)


Grilled Branzino with orange, olives, and capers; with fennel confit and roasted potatoes

Limoncello sorbet, mini chocolate chip cannoli, pignoli cookie 

Wine Pairing: L'ARDI Dolcetto d'Acqui. Banfi



Friday, December 31 (7:00-10:30 p.m.)
$150 per person (plus gratuity and sales tax)
6-Course Dinner with Pairings of Exceptional Sparkling and Sea Smoke Wines (only the best for New Year's Eve!).

We'll continue onward to midnight with our overnight guests.  Enjoy a roaring fire, fun board games, more champagne, and complimentary late-night treats. 
Complimentary Champagne Brunch and late 1:00 pm check-out for overnight stays


Foie Gras Torchon – diced Granny Smith apple, house-made rosemary and sea salt brioche, balsamic vinegar

  • Cocktail Pairing: Belle de Brillet Pear Martini OR Hot & Dirty Gin Martini OR Fresh Tangerine Mimosa

New Hampshire Oysters Two Ways: Russian on the Half Shell (chilled vodka, sour cream, caviar): Stuffed with Tasso ham, spinach, cornbread, creole aioli

  • Sparkling Pairing: Blanc de Noirs (Pinot Noir) - "Sea Spray". Sea Smoke. Santa Rita, CA. 

Petite Rabbit & Mushroom Cassoulet – flageolet beans, rabbit confit, mushrooms

  • Wine Pairing: Chardonnay. Sea Smoke. Santa Rita, CA.


COURSE 4: (Guests must pre-select one upon making reservation or one week in advance)

Petite Tournedos with Lobster Tail – sauce Bearnaise, duck fat fingerlings, crisp Brussels sprouts

Moroccan Spiced Rack of Lamb – cumin and cinnamon-spiced winter squash, oil-cured olives, winter greens, couscous.

  • Wine Pairing: Pinot Noir - "Ten". Sea Smoke. Santa Rita Hills, CA.

White Winter Festival – coconut cup, white chocolate gelato, crisp meringue, lavender snow, gold leaf

  • Sparkling Pairing: Champagne Rose, Laurent-Perrier. France

Plate of Mignardises
Served with coffee, tea, or espresso


Late-Night Indulgence – served at 11:45 pm

Assorted Chocolate Truffles, Sweet & Savory Bites

  • Wine Pairing: Champagne, Brut. Piper-Heidsieck. France

Champagne Brunch – Sunday from 10:00-11:30 am (late check-out at 1:00 pm)

Coffee or Tea and Fresh Juices

Prosecco, Champagne Mimosas or Chef's Bloody Mary's

  • Assorted House-Made Pastries
  • Fruit & Yogurt Parfait with House-Made Granola
  • Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict (house-made English muffins) with Caviar
  • Beet & Potato Hash
  • Local Maple Breakfast Sausages
  • Poached Pear & Endive Salad – walnuts, arugula, orange supreme, verjus vinaigrette


VALENTINE'S DAY MENU (*Frequent Diners Only)

Sunday, February 13, 2022
Chocolate Lover's Brunch $45 per person. Seatings between 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 12 through Monday, February 14 
3-Course Prix-Fixe Menu – $75 per person. Seatings between 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Welcome Basket of Bread & Biscuits
and Champagne


Roast Butternut Squash & Apple Cider Soup - cinnamon crème

Lobster Bisque - cheddar oyster crackers.

Heirloom Beet Salad – winter citrus, shaved green apple, toasted quinoa and hemp hearts, apple balsamic vinegar

Endive Salad – baby romaine, spiced baby turnips, pickled sunchokes, herbed croutons, Baley Hazen blue cheese, buttermilk dressing 

Potato, Roast Garlic & Goat Cheese Pierogies - green onion sour cream, caramelized onions

Bitterballen (Dutch meatballs) – shredded tenderloin in curry bechamel, pickled vegetables, grilled bread, Dijon mustard  

Roasted Hen in Citrus and Bay Leaves - roast lemon fingerling potatoes, crisp Brussels sprouts, carrots and turnips

Burgundy Braised Lamb Shank – herbed spätzel, winter vegetables 

Seared Tenderloin - truffled garlic mashed potatoes, garlic spinach with baby carrots, Burgundy peppercorn reduction

Heirloom Squash & Goat Cheese Maultaschen
- kale, walnuts, dried cranberries, sage butter

Pan-Roasted Faroe Island Salmon - curried cauliflower, spiced lentils, lemon cumin vinaigrette


Chocolate Fondue for Two

Chocolate Trio - Mexican spiced chocolate pot de crème, mini chocolate brownie and cherry parfait, and chocolate-dipped strawberry

Passion Fruit Panna Cotta - raspberry brûlee, almond tuile cookie

Caramelized Pineapple Brown Butter Cake - coconut gelato

Sorbet Trio - pineapple ginger sorbet; strawberry sorbet; blood orange and olive oil sorbet; citrus tuille 

EASTER SUPPER MENU (*Frequent Diners Only)

Sunday, April 17, 2022
3-Course Prix-Fixe Menu – $65 per person. Seatings between 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Patio and lawn seating available (weather permitting).
Take-out also available.
Welcome Basket of Bread, Poppy Seed Rolls & Biscuits


Red Beet Deviled Eggs (6) -
pea tendrils  - $10

Local Farmer's Cheese & Spinach Pierogies (6)- caramelized sweet onions, organic chive sour cream - $16

Farmer's Cheese & Charcuterie Board - grilled breads, artisanal crackers, pickled vegetables, accoutrements  = $29


Chicken Noodle Soup - peas, baby carrots

Spring Mushroom and Buttermilk Soup 

Simple Spring Greens Salad - champagne vinaigrette

Asparagus & Chioggia Beet Salad - mint, pistachio, Easter radish, feta, and cabernet vinaigrette

Baby Dandelion & Pickled Red Beet Egg Salad - red onion, bacon dressing


Greek-Style Roast Leg of Lamb in oregano and garlic

Maple and Cider Mustard Glazed Ham

Prime Rib Smoked with Pink Peppercorn and Rosemary -  horseradish cream

*All of the above served with spring vegetables and fingerling potatoes

Day Boat Scallops - sweet pea risotto, oil-cured tomatoes

Spring Turkey Pot Pie - garlic mashed, spring vegetables

Carrot Spätzle - spring mushrooms, asparagus, smoked gouda


Grazing Easter Basket – house-made Peep, white chocolate malt egg bark, Easter egg butter cookie, chocolate bunny, jelly beans

Chocolate Caramel "Cadbury" Cake - caramel filling, chocolate ganache frosting, caramel gelato

Maple Walnut Carrot Cake

Shortbread Lemon Curd Tart  - thyme, honey, dried meringue

Lavender Crème Brûlee - fresh raspberries

Rose Sorbet - orange twill

MOTHER'S DAY MENU (*Frequent Diners Only)

Sunday, May 8, 2022
3-Course Prix-Fixe Menu – $70 per adult ($35 per kid 12 and under).
Seatings at 12:00, 1:00; 2:30 and 4:00 p.m.
Seating options: Grazing Room, patio, and lawn (weather permitting)
Welcome Basket of Bread, Poppy Seed Rolls & Biscuits


Oysters on Half Shell  
- (6 for $18, (12 for $32)

Mushroom, Spinach & Goat Cheese Pierogies - $14 (6 pieces)

Farmer's Cheese & Charcuterie Board -
grilled bread, artisanal crackers, pickled vegetables, accoutrements  - $29


English Pea, Spring Leek & Ham Soup

Creamy Scallop & Tomato Bisque - cheddar oyster crackers 

Market Greens Salad - champagne vinaigrette

Organic Spinach Salad - beets, radish, walnuts, smoked blue cheese, cider vinaigrette

Spring Tempura - asparagus, fiddleheads, ramps, locally foraged mushrooms; ponzu dipping sauce


Cornish Hen Au Vin -  local Cornish hen (Porkside Farm) slow-cooked in red wine, bacon lardons, whipped potato aligot, braised vegetables with garlic

San Francisco Cioppino -  cod, mussels, clams, crab claws, and shrimp in spicy tomato broth; grilled garlic bread

House-Made Saffron Tagliatelle Pasta -  Morel mushrooms, fava beans, stinging nettles, Pecorino cheese, truffle butter

Lamb Chop - stewed French white beans, roast asparagus, mint gremolata

Bison Short Rib Wellington - braised bison short ribs, with mushroom, shallot & herb duxelles, wrapped in pastry served with charred baby carrots and asparagus (surcharge $10)

Wiener Schnitzel - pounded pork cutlet topped with sunny-side-up inn egg; mixed greens and spring potato salad

Pan-Roasted Monkfish & Lobster - roast monkfish and lobster with lobster truffle cream; crisp potatoes, spring spinach (surcharge $10)

Kids Choices: Buttermilk Fried Chicken or Spaghetti & Meatballs, Pasta Alfredo with Spinach


Coconut Lime Tart

Mimosa Brûlee 
- orange custard with champagne pearls

Chocolate Cake with Mocha Butter Cream -  Bailey's whipped cream

Profiterole Trio  - chocolate mousse gelato, vanilla Diplomat, raspberry cheesecake

Mignardises - macaroon, pâte de fruit, sea salt marshmallow praline, almond butter cookie


Sunday, June 20, 2021
If you haven't heard...every Sunday, May 2 - August 29, we will offer an outdoor Raw Bar and Barbecue.
We will also feature flights of craft beer, sake, and select wines as well as seasonal cocktails.
Each week, plan to enjoy live music.

À la carte menu - Seatings from 3:00-7:00 p.m.
The Grazing Room Chef's Menu will also be offered.
(In case of rain, we will operate in the Barn)