As much as we want to be outside and enjoy spring this time of the year, the weather just doesn’t seem to be cooperating. Parts of Colorado are getting tornados and snow in the same day. Minnesota just received a fresh coating of snow. There are flood warnings in parts of Michigan. This list of unpleasant spring weather happenings could go on for nearly all 50 states. So how should we celebrate the arrival of spring?
One fresh and wonderful idea is a Fun For Foodies getaway. Six Select Registry member inns in the Northeast have teamed up to provide visitors with unique and educational culinary experiences. In addition to the culinary delights offered at each inn, guests who visit at least three of the Fun for Foodie Inns receive an insulated wine bag with the Fun for Foodies logo on it. Guests who visit all six inns receive a $150 Gift Certificate for the Fun for Foodie inn of their choice.
So what makes these inns worthy of the Fun for Foodie name? We’ve highlighted below just a few aspects of each inn that make them more than deserving.
Captain Lord Mansion, located in Kennebunkport, ME, has created three packages to allow guests to choose how to enjoy their Fun for Foodies getaway. The “Classic Maine Lobster Roll Picnic” Package provides guests with a picnic basket loaded with delicacies such as lobster rolls and cups of clam chowder. The Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School Discount Program package allows guests to receive a 10% discount off a Stonewall Kitchen cooking class. The “Taste of Maine” Garden Party package gives visitors an opportunity to participate in the 2nd Annual Historic Inns of Kennebunkport “Taste of Maine” Garden Party on Saturday June 8.
Hartstone Inn in Camden, ME offers every guest an opportunity to delight their tastebuds with culinary masterpieces. Sample menu items include Veal and Grilled Vegetable Timbale with Fresh Mozzarella Cheese and a drizzle of Balsamic Vinegar, Sweet Potato Crusted Salmon with a Blueberry Beurre Blanc and Sugar Snap Peas and Maine Seafood Savarin with Angel Hair Pasta and Vanilla Butter. And these are just a few of the options that may be served when the inn’s Chef Michael enters the kitchen everyday.
Located in Stowe, VT, Stone Hill Inn’s innkeepers heard breakfast is the most important meal of the day and haven’t looked back since. The inn’s guests can enjoy the freshly-made and hand-prepared breakfast during the standard two-hour breakfast period or anytime they request. Did we mention that the sun streams through the cathedral windows to bask you in warmth and refreshing sunlight while you enjoy your delicious meal?
Executive Chef Rob Grant serves up seasonally-inspired comfort foods every day at the Hancock Inn in Hancock, NH. On Sundays, the inn hosts an Innkeepers’ Supper from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. that features a single, home-cooked meal for a fixed price of $16.50 per person. Join them for spaghetti and meatballs, roast loin of pork, grilled chicken under-a-brick, beef bourguignon, New England boiled dinner, and other favorites that offer a comforting close to the weekend.
If the fact that the Birchwood Inn was voted “Best Breakfast in New England” isn’t enough to having you making reservations, The Ultimate Chocolate Experience, What’s on Tap? From Amstel to Zatec,, An Evening with Your Personal Wine Consultant, The Brunch Bunch – Breakfast at Birchwood at Home, and Bake Your Cake and Eat It, Too! packages will. This Lenox, MA inn has everything a try “foodie” needs on a getaway.
Historic Jacob Hill Inn’s award winning French toast is a favorite of “foodies” from all areas of the country. And of course the best way to enjoy breakfast at the inn is with the Breakfast Package. The package allows you to enjoy your delicious breakfast with coffee served in handmade coffee mugs. You can then get a private tour of the inn and copy of the Select Registry guidebook (that we all know is invaluable in your travels.)
If this isn’t enough to satisfy your inner foodie, follow up your stay by trying your hand at a few of the best recipes our innkeepers have so generously shared on the Select Registry website.