The culinary team is led by Executive Chef Joe Schafer whose pedigree includes stints at The Lake Placid Lodge, Triple Creek Ranch and The White Barn Inn, all extraordinary Relais properties. The team blends classic French technique with fresh local ingredients and much of the produce, herbs and flowers are grown right on the property. Every meal is an occasion and may be served at various locales around the property. A Wine Spectator award winning cellar adds to the fantastic experience. This is a “foodie” paradise.
Breakfast is served in the Big House dining room and weather permitting on the outside terrace. You’ll start with fresh baked muffins and fresh squeezed OJ and then breakfast choices include; homemade granola, buttermilk pancakes topped with Pennsylvania maple syrup, fresh local cage free farm eggs, breakfast sausages made in house from Heritage breed pork and more.
Lunch can be enjoyed in the Big House dining room, by the pool or on the terrace. If you would like to explore the property the staff will prepare a back pack lunch and they will also do a BBQ lunch along Fuller Brook.
Dinner is served in the Big House dining room with soft candlelight, a roaring fire and tables set with crisp linens and gleaming tableware. It is a most intimate and romantic setting. Dinner is a four-course prix fix at $105 and while the menu changes often it might include Ricotta Ravioli with peas, parmesan and tomato; Venison Carpaccio with cherry, hazelnut and Stilton; a veal chop with wild mushroom risotto and for dessert, =banana with pecans, Dulce de Leche and vanilla ice cream.
The wine list offers some 350 selections and is well conceived, if a little pricey. After Dinner, guests relax in overstuffed couches in front of the Main Lodge fireplace or play a game of pool in our billiards room. There is an excellent selection of choice hand-made cigars in the humidor should you wish to top off a great meal with a fine cigar.
On Saturday evenings, there is a bonfire at Skipper Lake with complimentary smores and beer and tall tales about the fish that got away.