Monthly Wine Dinners

Each five or six-course dinner party is usually held on the 2nd or 3rd Saturday of the month (and sometimes Fridays too for a Wine Dinner Weekend).

In planning the menu and wine selections, we feature a wine region or food region of the world, a specific vineyard, or a special topic.  Each month, we include a wine expert, or a winemaker, in addition to Chef Barnes who explains the food preparation and why he made his food choices in pairing the wines.

As always, the menu will also be local farm-to-table driven. Our Chef tries to accommodate your needs. Menu modifications for dietary restrictions may be made upon confirmation of your reservation.

The bar will serve cocktails prior to dinner (one round included in the dinner rate).
Doors open at 6:00 pm to socially distance co-mingle with other guests. We sit for dinner at 6:30 p.m. at private tables (prior to Covid-19, we did encourage communal seating at long tables).  

 Rooms will be discounted by 10% for Winner Dinner Weekend two-night stays.

Friday, FEBRUARY 23, 2024
WINE PAIRING DINNER
Featuring Italian Wine Selections
from Regal Wine Imports
6:15 p.m. $110 p.p.


WELCOME BEVERAGE

Ca' Furlan Prosecco Extra-Dry 'Cuvee Beatrice'

COURSE ONE

Maple Brook Farms Ricotta with bottarga, lemon and EVOO
Caponata Crostini
Prosciutto with melon and white balsamic

Wine Pairing: Alfredo Bertolani Lambrusco Reggiano 'Rosso all'Antica'


COURSE TWO

Baked Clams Orgeanata - Ipswich top neck bake and stuffed with guanciale, herbs and lemon butter

Wine Pairing: Giuliano Rosati Friuli Pinot Grigio
COURSE THREE

Stuffed Quail - fig, prosciutto, apple balsamic vinegar

Wine Pairing: Giuliano Rosati Rosso Toscana (IGT)


COURSE FOUR

Braised Rabbit with Torchio Pasta - porcini mushroom ragu, truffle pecorino

Wine Pairing: Giuliano Rosati Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

COURSE FIVE

Seared Venison Loin in Rosemary & Juniper - parsnip puree, roast carrot

Wine Pairing: Gattavechi Vino Noble di Montepulciano (DOCG)

COURSE SIX

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Chocolate Cake - caramel walnut gelato

Wine Pairing: Alfredo Bertolani Lambrusco Emilia 'Dolce Fiore'
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JAPANESE BLOSSOM DINNER
Saturday, March 23, 2024
6:15 pm. $150 p.p. (plus sales tax and gratuity)
Plum and cherry blossoms mark vibrant celebrations throughout Japan every March. Dr. Sachiko Howard will help us plan this special menu. The menu will be paired with some fabulous sake. We are offering a 10% discount on guest rooms for this dinner only as a celebration of spring special! 


WELCOME
(Menu to be confirmed by 3/1/2024)

Tozai Blossom of Peace - Plum Wine "Pickled Plum" Cocktail
Cherry Blossom Sour Cocktail
Japanese Whiskey Selection


COURSE ONE
Uni Toasts with Shiso & Lime Wasabi
Pork Belly Onigiri
Chicken & Scallion Yakitori

Kizakura Hana "Kizakura"
includes extract of yellow cherry blossom yeast

COURSE TWO

Lobster & Truffle Chawan Mushi - steamed dash egg custard, Maine lobster, fresh shaved Perigord truffles

Dassai #23 Daiginijo


COURSE THREE

Sashimi:
Malakama Oyster - grated ginger, ponzu sauce
House-Cured Saba -shaved cabbage, yuzu vinegar
Tuna - drunken wasabi, tamari

Dassai #39 Daiginjo


COURSE FOUR

Roast Duck "à l'orange" - miso-yuzu glaze, toasted sesame, cucumber umeboshi

Dassai #45 Daiginjo


COURSE FIVE

Kombu Dashi Consomme - yuba, shrimp, mitsuba, scallion. Gohan. Traditional pickles

Suigei Tokubetsu Junmai

COURSE SIX

Macha Macarons
Yuzu Custard Tart
Profiterole with Azuki Bean Ice Cream - chocolate sauce

Japanese Green Tea
Japanese Whiskey

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TO BE UPDATED FOR 2024 by 2/15/2024

BLUES & BLUEBERRIES WEEKEND
- Part 1 -
FRIDAY AFTERNOON (July 19)

4:00 pm. Complimentary appetizers poolside for overnight guests. Cash bar for cocktails by the pool. Music on speakers. Join us for dinner in The Grazing Room!

BLUES & BLUEBERRIES WEEKEND
- Part 2 -
SATURDAY MORNING (July 20)




We welcome both overnight inn guests and locals for breakfast! Expect blueberry breakfast treats to kick off this weekend. Then, join us at Grounding Stone Blueberry Farm  at 11:30 am for picking your own organic blueberries (2 free pints per room) and a picnic lunch at this spectacular property ($25 pp for lunch).

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BLUES & BLUEBERRIES WEEKEND
- Part 3 -
SATURDAY EVENING (July 20)



WINE DINNER in BARN

Live Blues by Brady Myrick & Eric Lindberg

$130 per person
($167.05 with sales tax and gratuity)



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BLUES & BLUEBERRIES WEEKEND
- Part 4 - SUNDAY - July 21


ANNUAL NEW ENGLANDER
LOBSTER BAKE

Seatings 4:00-5:00 pm in Barn

Live Blues by Chase Campbell Band

$100 per person ($128.50 with sales tax and gratuity) including a drink flight. Tenderloin available for anyone with seafood allergies (must order at RSVP).

BEVERAGE CHOICE (one included - more for purchase)
Moat Beer Flight: Miss Vick's Blueberry Ale, Helles 'Hell Yes!' Lager,
Czech Pilsner


Stolpman Love You Bunches Flight: Rose, Orange, Sangiovese
Sans Liege Groundwork Flight: Grenache Blanc, Picpoul Orange,
Grenache Rouge

Plus one Signature Cocktail:
Blueberry Mojito
Bluet Blueberry Wine Spritzer
Aperol Spritz
Italian Gentleman (Bourbon, Campari, lemon, pomegrante)
Lavender or Classic Margarita


STARTER COURSE


Selection of house made biscuits, rolls, corn bread and Anadama bread with Herbed Goat Butter, Maple Butter

Choice of:
Cape Cod Clam Chowder
Smokey Tomato Bisque
Or
Summer Garden Salad

ON THE BUFFET
Steamed Lobster (*with advance notice only - tenderloin available as a seafood-allergy substitute, or vegetable pot pies for vegetarians)
(One Ticket per Person)
Fried Chicken
Steamed Clams and Mussels
Chef Bruce's Sweet boiled Corn
Salt Potatoes
Green Bean and Charred Corn Salad
Classic Mac and Cheese
Roast summer beet salad
Quinoa with feta, olives, and charred tomatoes

BLUEBERRY DESSERT BUFFET
Chef's selection of summery blueberry-inspired desserts featuring organic blueberries from Contoocook's Grounding Stone Farm
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Sparkling Wine Dinner

CHEF'S NEW YEAR'S EVE
SPARKLING WINE DINNER

Favorite Champagnes and
Top-Pick Wine Pairings

6-Course Food & Wine Presentation
Join us to ring in 2024!

*the menu presented is from 12/31/2022. Updated version to be posted by 10/2023


Sunday, December 31.  7:00 - 10:30 pm $150 pp




We welcome you to remain with us until after midnight to ring in 2023. Additional pours of champagne and late-night snacks will be provided as well as board games and cards.

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