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 up until 3 weeks prior to the holiday; then, we begin taking reservations from the general public.
(*Sign up for the program the next time you dine in The Grazing Room.)


2022 CHRISTMAS SEASON EVENTS

CHEF'S CHRISTMAS CHEER MENU: December 7-30 (Mondays and Tuesdays private parties only)Seatings from 4:00-8:30 pm with a view:  Gardens will be professionally lit with holiday lights.  The restaurant will be closed 12/24 and 12/25.

Winter Wonderland Barn Market  12/10-11 and 12/17-18 (12:00-5:00 pm). - don't miss this highly stylized holiday scene with 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,  Live music all day on 12/10 ($5 cover per adult).  


The CHEF'S CHRISTMAS CHEER MENU

NIBBLE

Farmers' Cheese & Charcuterie Plate
Selection of local cheeses, cured meats, house-made pickles, grilled bread, artisanal crackers, accouterments such fig paste, honey – $32

New England Oysters on the Half Shell
Cocktail sauce, red wine mignonette –  $18 1/2 dz, $32 dz

Sweet Potato, Smoked Cheddar & Roast Apple Pierogies
Sour cream, crab apple butter –  $18

Rosemary-Glazed Honey Nut Squash & Sweet Onion Galette – $20

House-Cured Salmon Gravlax "Tartare" - marinated dilly beets with red onion, black bread - $18

Dutch Bitterballen (meatballs) – curried pulled beef, curried catsup, sharp mustard, grilled bread, house-pickled vegetables - $18

GRAZE

Peasant Bread & House Country Biscuits with honey butter spread  - $8

Traditional Slovak Sour Mushroom Soup - $12


Lobster Bisque – house-made oyster crackers - $14

Market Greens Salad – champagne vinaigrette - $12

Shaved Brussels Sprouts – grapefruit, beets, walnuts, smoked blue cheese - $16

Roast Lady Apple Salad  – lavender and black pepper goat cheese, winter greens, pomegranate, toasted pepitas, verjus vinaigrette - $16



FEAST

Pork Wiener Schnitzel – cucumber dill salad, sweet and sour red cabbage, French fries,  - $40


Bouillabaisse – scallops, half lobster, monkfish, calamari, mussels, fennel and saffron broth, roast red pepper rouille, grilled baguette - $45

Pan-Roasted Monkfish – potato celeriac puree, Brussel sprouts, marjoram vinaigrette - $40

Maultaschen – traditional oxtail and spinach cheese dumplings in roast duck broth, spinach and carrots - $40

Pan-Roasted Chicken Paprikash (Hop N' Hen Farms) - herb and cheese spätzle, brown butter Savoy cabbage - $42






FEAST (cont'd)


Beet & Ricotta Gnocchi – broccoli rabe, Chanterelle and Black Trumpet mushrooms, truffle butter - $38
 
Rosemary Roast Lamb Rack (Meadow View Farms) – winter vegetables, cranberry pepper relish, duck fat fingerlings - $54

Herb Crusted Prime Rib
– smoked blue cheese Yorkshire pudding, duck fat roast fingerlings, roasted winter vegetables, fresh horseradish - $52

Cassoulet – White beans, dried sausages, smoked pork, duck confit, gluten-free crust  - $40



INDULGE

Apple Strudel with Whipped Cream - $12

Rum Cake with Coconut-Pineapple Ice Cream

Adult Christmas Cookie Tray - served with spiked hot chocolate (bourbon, kahlua, Godiva liquor, peppermint schnapps, or Bailey's) - $14

Peppermint Panna Cotta - $12

Black Forest Cake  - $12




IMBIBE 

  • Glühwein
  • 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

Chocolate Espresso Margarita - Camarena tequila, espresso, Kahlua, Godiva chocolate liqueur, splash cream, cinnamon/cocoa/espresso rim.

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

Fainting Reindeer

Vodka, Belle de Brillet pear liqueur, 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

CHRISTMAS HIGH TEA

Sunday, December 18, 2022. Join us for a deluxe High Tea with some favorite Christmas treats! We begin at 12:30 pm. $60 pp includes a first round of mimosas, followed by your choice of holiday-inspired cocktails or the famous Cosmic Christmas Punch.  Attendees receive a complimentary pass to our Winter Wonderland Craft Fair in the barn (same day 12:00-7:00 pm).

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BEVERAGES

  • Assorted Organic Teas
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Holiday Champagne Punch
  • Coffee available upon request
  • Holiday Cocktails




SALADS & SAVORIES

  • 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


SWEETS

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

CHEF'S SPARKLING NEW YEAR'S EVE WINE DINNER

Saturday, 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 Wines (only the best for New Year's Eve!).

OVERNIGHT PACKAGE
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
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Xmas Eve

COURSE 1-3

COCKTAIL PAIRING:
Belle de Brillet Pear Martini OR Hot & Dirty Gin Martini OR Fresh Tangerine Mimosa

Passed Che'f s choice of Amuse Bouche

COURSE 1:

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


Sparkling Pairing: (decidig on) Masia de la Luz Cava – Cava, Spain
* Cantina Settecani - Lambrusco Grasparossa Di Castelvetro – Lambrusco, Italy

COURSE 2:
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: Bellavista - Alma Gran Cuvee Brut – Franciacorta, Italy


COURSE 3:
Cassoulet – flageolet beans, duck confit, mushrooms, andouille sausage

  • Sparkliing Pairing: Aubert et Fils Brut – Champagne, France

COURSE 4-6

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.

Pan-Seared Cod - parsnip and celeriac puree, crisp Brussels sprouts

  • Wine Pairing: Domaine du Pere Caboche - Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge (red); OR (white) Domaine du Colombier Chablis


COURSE 5:
White Winter Festival – coconut cup, white chocolate gelato, crisp meringue, lavender snow, gold leaf

  • Louis Dumont - Brut Rose – Champagne, France


COURSE 6:
Plate of Mignardises
Served with coffee, tea, or espresso

EXTRAS

Late-Night Indulgence – served at 11:45 pm

Assorted Chocolate Truffles, Sweet & Savory Bites

  • Wine Pairing: Champagne Moutard - Champ Persin – Champagne, France


Champagne Brunch – Sunday from 10:00-11:30 am (late check-out at 1:00 pm)
*Free for overnight inn guests - including bar
*$49 for the public (non-overnight guests) - including one mimosa or Bloody Mary

Freshly Pressed Detox Juice

Coffee, Tea, or Juice

Prosecco, Champagne Mimosas or Chef's Bloody Mary's (*additional charge for non-inn guests)

  • Assorted House-Made Pastries: cinnamon buns, mini muffins and coffee cake
  • Fruit & Yogurt Parfait with House-Made Granola

Choice of:
  • Eggs Benedict with choice of local Canadian bacon or organic spinach on house-made biscuits
  • Salmon Hash with Beet & Sweet Potato, poached egg
  • Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with avocado, chickpeas, kale, roasted potatoes, kale and poached eggs or scrambled tofu
  • Baked Egg Mediterranean Breakfast Skillet - grilled zucchini, peppers, oil cured tomatoes, spinach, and feta cheese.
  • Steak and Eggs with local maple sausage
  • Local Ham & Cheese on Grilled Anadama Bread - sliced avocado, tomato, and maple mustard; optional fried egg

Sweet Ending Mini Dessert


VALENTINE'S DAY MENU

*Menu to be updated by 1/12/2023
Sunday, February 12, 2023
Tuesday, February 14, 2023  (*book a private fireplace room/space for a surcharge)
3-Course Prix-Fixe Menu – $85 per person. Seatings between 4:00-8:00 p.m.

Sweetheart 5-Course Wine Pairing Dinner on Saturday 2/18/2023 6:00 pm.
Welcome Basket of Bread & Biscuits


GRAZE

Coconut Curried Squash Soup - flaked coconut, toasted pepitas

New England Seafood Chowder - clams, oysters, mussels, lobster; cheddar oyster crackers

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

Organic Frisee Salad – marinated gold and red beets, frisee, radicchio, crisp duck lardons, sesame hazelnut crunch, parmesan encrusted garlic confit, warm herbed vinaigrette 

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  
FEAST

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

INDULGE

Chocolate Fondue for Two

Chocolate Trio - Mexican spiced chocolate pot de crème, chocolate bread pudding, and chocolate-dipped strawberry

Passion Fruit Panna Cotta - raspberry brûlee, almond tuile cookie

Caramelized Pineapple Brown Butter Cake - coconut gelato

Sorbet Duo - strawberry sorbet; blood orange and olive oil sorbet; lavender shortbread

EASTER SUPPER MENU

Sunday, April 9, 2023
3-Course Prix-Fixe Menu – $70 per person. Seatings between 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Patio and lawn seating available (weather permitting).

*Menu updated 3/19/2022



Welcome Basket of Bread, Poppy Seed Rolls & Biscuits



EXTRAS

Farmer's Cheese & Charcuterie Board - grilled breads, artisanal crackers, pickled vegetables, accoutrements  - $30

Spinach & Goat Cheese Pierogi Platter - chive sour cream, caramelized onions - $16


GRAZE

Lemon Chicken Noodle Soup - peas, baby carrots

Mushroom and Buttermilk Soup - herbed croutons

Simple Spring Greens & Easter Radish Salad - cider vinaigrette

Baby Mizuna Salad - tomato, cucumber, snap peas, feta, and crisp bacon and red wine vinaigrette

Red Beet Deviled Eggs - pea tendril salad, grilled brioche




FEAST

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

Rabbit Pot Pie - garlic mashed, spring vegetables

Carrot Spätzle - spring mushrooms, asparagus, smoked gouda







INDULGE

Easter Chocolate Trio – Belgian chocolate mousse, white chocolate Easter bark, chocolate peanut butter egg

Maple Walnut Carrot Cake - walnut praline brittle

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie - ginger ice cream

Lavender Crème Brûlee -  sugar cookie

Sorbet Duo - Meyer Lemon; Raspberry Chambord - served with almond tuille cookie









MOTHER'S DAY MENU

Sunday, May 14, 2023
3-Course Prix-Fixe Menu – $70 per adult ($35 per kid 12 and under).
Grazing Room Seatings at 12:00, 1:00; 2:00.  Barn Seatings 4:00 p.m., 4:30 pm and 5:00 pm with Live Music by Brad Myrick & Eric Lindberg.
Visit the baby goats and put in your name selections as we launch our Name the Baby Goats Contest.
Welcome Basket of Bread, Poppy Seed Rolls & Biscuits

EXTRAS

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

Spinach & Goat Cheese Pierogi Platter - $16 (6 pieces)


Farmer's Cheese & Charcuterie Board -
grilled bread, artisanal crackers, pickled vegetables, accoutrements  - $30


GRAZE

Buttermilk Mushroom Soup

Creamy Scallop & Tomato Bisque - cheddar oyster crackers 

Market Greens Salad - champagne vinaigrette

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

Roast Garlic Gnocchi  - asparagus, fiddleheads, ramp pesto, wild mushrooms




FEAST

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

Saffron Risotto -  Morel mushrooms, fava beans, stinging nettles, Pecorino cheese, truffle butter

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

Seared Beef Tenderloin - topped with mushroom duxelles with charred baby carrots and asparagus; burgundy reduction

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

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

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







INDULGE

Coconut Lime Tart

Maple Bourbon Panna Cotta 
- almond tuille cookie (gf)

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

Profiterole Trio  - chocolate  and vanilla gelato, cream puffs, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, fresh strawberries

House-Made Sorbet Duo - lemon and watermelon sorbets, walnut brittle












FATHER'S DAY RAW BAR & BARBECUE MENU

Sunday, June 18, 2023

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)

THANKSGIVING MENU

Thursday, November 23, 2023
3-Course Prix-Fixe Menu – $70 per person. Seatings between 12:00-3:30 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 (to be updated 11/8)
Welcome Basket of Bread &  Country Biscuits with Maple Butter

EXTRAS
  • Local Cheese Sharing Plate –  plus $26
  • Local Cheese & Charcuterie Plate -with House-Pickled Vegetables - plus $32
  • NH Oysters on the Half Shell – plus $18 half dozen, $32 per dozen
  • Mushroom Toast with parmesan cream, poached inn egg - plus $22



GRAZE

Apple Cider & Fall Squash Soup
Maple cream

Lobster Bisque
Cornbread crouton

Fall Greens & Roast Lady Apples stuffed with goat cheese
Walnuts, crabapple vinaigrette

Market Greens
House cider vinaigrette

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

Butternut Squash Tarte Tatin with Walnut Praline

FEAST

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

Crisp Porchetta (Tuscan roast Pork Loin) roasted with juniper, peppercorns and sage


Four Grain "Risotto" with Mushroom and Parsnip Ragout


Cherrywood Roasted Salmon
Cranberry ver jus


All entrees are served with the following side dishes:

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

 







INDULGE

Freshly Baked Pie - Apple, Pecan or Pumpkin

Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Cake
Chocolate crumble, whipped cream

Ricotta Cheesecake
Cranberry-apple chutney, whipped cream

Sorbet Duo - Cider Cranberry & Pomegranate