Archive for April, 2009

The Mediterranean Diet

Apr 28

In a time where new diet fads seem to come and go daily, there is one constant that never seems to fade, namely the health benefits of the “Mediterranean” diet. For centuries civilizations surrounding the Mediterranean have survived on a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, lean proteins and olive oil. The rich soil and moderate […]

Earth Day Promotion

Apr 22

Includes: One Room Night in the Blue Room or Federal Room, Dinner for Two using locally available seasonal fresh produce and locally sourced meat, One Dozen Farm Fresh/Free Range Eggs. Make a reservation any time between April 10 and May 31 and qualify for a one-year subscription to Rodale’s Organic Gardening Magazine (6 Issues). $174.20 […]

The History of Chocolate

Apr 20

Chocolate was first consumed by Central and South American peoples sometime around 2000 years ago. The seeds of the cacao tree which grew in the rainforests of Mesoamerica were ground and used to make a bitter hot beverage which was used for both medicinal purposes as well as a vehicle for various religious and cultural […]

Buying and Finding Seasonally Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Apr 12

As the summer progresses, a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables become more readily available in stores as well as farmer’s markets. When searching for fresh fruits or vegetables, the best guide to picking them is your nose. As a rule of thumb, if it smells like the fruit or vegetable, it is ripe, if […]

Gluten Intolerance: Living with a Wheat Allergy

Apr 10

Gluten Intolerance, or celiac disease, affects one out of every 133 people in the United States. People afflicted with this disease are unable to consume wheat, rye, barley or oats. Symptoms range from general abdominal discomfort to severe malnutrition. People afflicted with Celiac Disease are often misdiagnosed as having mild to moderate anemia and other […]

About Garlic

Apr 4

Did you know that garlic is actually stronger, the smaller you chop it?? Garlic intensifies in flavor the smaller the pieces because more surface area is exposed to oxygen, which actually brings out the flavor. If you want a really pungent garlicky flavor, put the clove through a garlic press. For the mildest garlic flavor, […]

Mother’s Day Brunch

Apr 2

Join us for a special Mother’s Day Tea at 11:30am. $18 Per Person Plus Tax. Included one mimosa. Menu includes: Cherry Scones, Apple Spice Cake, Herbed Goat Cheese and Cucumber Finger Sandwiches, Turkey and Pesto Finger Sandwiches, Hummus and Roasted Pepper Aioli Finger Sandwiches, Strawberries and Cream.

Cinco de Mayo

Apr 2

Join us for a special Cinco de Mayo dinner. Menu Includes: Homemade Guacamole and Corn and Black Bean Salsa, Albondiagas Soup, Mole with Chicken and Spanish Rice, Flan. $27 Per Person Plus Tax.

Cinco de Mayo

Apr 2

Join us for a special Cinco de Mayo dinner. Menu Includes: Homemade Guacamole and Corn and Black Bean Salsa, Albondiagas Soup, Mole with Chicken and Spanish Rice, Flan. $27 Per Person Plus Tax.

Easter Lunch

Apr 2

Join us for our Easter Luncheon at 1pm. Menu includes: Tomato Bisque, Mixed Greens with Pear and Gorgonzola, Pot Roasted Lamb with Herb Roasted Potatoes and Roasted Asparagus, Creme Brulee. $27 Per Person Plus tax.