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).
Arrive 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.
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NEXT:  6-Course Japanese Dinner with French Inspiration
Sake & Wine Pairings

Saturday, January 29. 6:00 pm - $130 pp
 Featuring Sea Smoke Estate wines and the new fabulous Heaven Sake! Heaven Sake is Japanese sake produced by French Wine Master Regis Camus.
The six-course dinner menu will be prepared in collaboration with Sachiko Howard.


Featured Welcome Cocktail:

Japanese 75 (with Yuzu Sake)
Plum Vodka & Wine Spritzer


FIRST COURSE

Little Bites

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



SECOND COURSE

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

Wine Pairing:  Chardonnay. Sea Smoke.


THIRD COURSE

Sashimi

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

Sake Pairing: Junmai Daiginjo "Dassai. Heaven Sake


FOURTH COURSE

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

Sake Pairing:  Pinot Noir - "Southing". Sea Smoke.


FIFTH COURSE

Kombu Dashi Consomme
Yuba, shrimp, mitsuba, scallion.
Gohan. Traditional pickles



Sake Pairing: Junmai Ginjo "Urakasumi", Heaven Sake.



SIXTH COURSE

Macha Macarons
Yuzu Petite Fours
Profiterole with Azuki Bean Ice Cream - chocolate sauce

Sake Pairing: Junmai 12 "Konishi". Heaven Sake



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"Late one night at a bistro in Paris....."

6-Course Wine Pairing Bistro Dinner

Featuring the Bourgogne wines of
Maison Albert Bichot

Saturday, February 12. 6:00 pm - $130 pp

Wines will be presented by the Alex Rodriguez, the U.S. Northeast Regional Representative for Maison Albert Bichot, in collaboration with Horizon Beverages of New Hampshire.


Featured Welcome Apertif:

Roquefort Gougères

Cremant de Bourgogne Brut Rose


FIRST COURSE

Oeufs Peirgourdins - French "deviled eggs" stuffed with ham and truffles

Wine Pairing: Mâcon-Villages


SECOND COURSE

White Bean and Cod Brandade with garlic brioche toast

Wine Pairing:  Pouilly-Fuisse


THIRD COURSE

Rillettes de Canard with baguette

Wine Pairing: Fleurie La Madone (Gamay)


FOURTH COURSE

Mignons de Porc à l'ail et panais aligot
(Seared pork medallion with roast garlic, parsnip and cheese "fondue") 


Wine Pairing:  Domaine du Pavillon, Beaune Les Epenottes


FIFTH COURSE

Petite Côte de Boeuf - pommes frites, shallot confit, burgundy reduction


Wine Pairing: Santenay Primer Cru Clos Rousseau (2016)


SIXTH COURSE

Clafoutis with Brandied Cherries

Beverages: Armagnac and/or Coffee



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More 2022 Wine Dinners

February 12 (Saturday) – Albert Bichot Bourgogne Wine Dinner. Special Guest - Alex Rodriguez, N.E. Regional Manager. 

March 12 (Saturday) – LAN (Spain) Wine with Tapas and Paella Dinner. A total of 7 wines will be paired with dinner. $130 pp


EARTH DAY PARTIES
April 22 (Friday) – Barn Cocktail Party featuring a screening of "Wasted!: The Story of Food Waste". Includes 2 drink tickets and an array of Pan Asian organic appetizers. Guest speakers and wine presenters. Ceremonial fruit tree planting to commemorate the inauguration of Colby Hill Inn & Farm. 5:00-7:00. $48 pp. Optional a la carte dinner seatings in restaurant beginning at 7:00 pm (RSVP for dinner at same time as making cocktail party reservation).

April 23 (Saturday) – 7-Course Pan Asian Dinner featuring all organic ingredients with Chef and Innkeeper selected exceptional Wine Pairings (*in restaurant). $130 pp.


ONE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS - "A Night of Dreamy Enchantment"
May 7 (Saturday) - Featuring Moroccan foods paired with exceptional wines by your Chef and Innkeeper. Billowy fabrics, spices, and street markets inspire our stylistic transformation of the barn. Live music. $150 pp.



May 8 (Sunday) - Mother's Day Brunch in the Barn - enjoy a super stylized space and lovely antique china for service. Mother's Day Event (Naming of Baby Goats).
Evening Launch of Sunday Barn Events - Live Music (through October)



June 12 (Sunday) - Mushroom Foraging & Feast. Lecture and exploring with local expert. Mushroom Brunch with Wine Pairing 11:00 a.m. for lecture, 1:30 p.m. for brunch.

June 19 (Sunday) – Father's Day Beer & Bourbon Barbecue. Live Music. 4:00-7:00 pm.









More 2022 Wine Dinners!





BLUES WEEKEND - Celebrating Blueberries and Local Farmers & Fishermen

July 30 (Saturday) – Blues Weekend Part 1.
Morning: Blueberry picking at Grounding Stone Blueberry Farm (optional bicycle tour via Currier Ives Scenic Byway to farm) with picnic lunch. Live Blues Music.

Evening: Five-Course Wine Dinner In Partnership with Grounding Stone Organic Blueberry Farm in Contoocook.

July 31 (Sunday).
 Part 3.  4:00-7:00 pm Local Blueberry Contest - Various Categories. New England Clam Bake with special craft beer and wine flights (one blueberry selection in each). Blueberry dessert buffet. Live Blues Music.

BARN OKTOBERFEST WEEKEND
October 1 (Saturday) – Oktoberfest Weekend Part 1. Live Music
October 2 (Sunday) – Oktoberfest Weekend Part 2. Live Music

October 29 (Saturday) Feast of the Beast: Malice in Wonderland. Live Music. $150 pp. Pig Roast Dinner - preceded by a cocktail reception with passed appetizers. 5 drink tickets. 


December 24 (Saturday). Austrian Christmas Eve Feast. One seating at 4:00 p.m. (ends at 7::30 p.m.)


December 31 (Saturday). Chef's Sparkling New Year's Eve Wine Dinner. 7:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. Luxury menu. Late night treats.


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