Monthly Archives: April 2013

Smitten For Seafood

Smitten for Seafood With Chef Gary Sheldon

Saturday, April 27th, 1-4 pm • Only 3 Spots Left, Book Now!
Class Description:
Intimidated by cooking seafood? Don’t know the difference between a Sea Scallop and Bay Scallop?
Come on over to A Taste of the Mountains Cooking School and attend a cooking class that’s all about seafood. Join fun-loving, Certified Executive Chef, Gary Sheldon, in our Seafood cooking class where you will learn a variety of seafood preparations and cooking techniques, witness fish cooking at its finest, get all your questions answered and practice cooking with guidance from this experienced, award-winning chef.
Enjoy the fruits of your labor over a glass of wine in our laid back cooking school. Meet new friends and swap cooking tips. SIGN UP NOW before this class is sold out.

Menu:

  • Crab Cake, with micro greens tossed in a Maple Walnut Dressing
  • Thai Shrimp Firecrackers
  • Pan seared Scallops, with seafood risotto
  • Grilled Maine Salmon with tourne’ potatoes and grilled asparagus

Meet Chef Gary Sheldon

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Mexican Horchata Recipe

Are you thinking of throwing a Cinco de Mayo party? This is a delicious and festive recipe for your fiesta!

horchata

Mexican Horchata
Recipe by Steffani Adaska

Horchata (or orxata) is the name of several kinds of traditional beverages, made of ground almonds, sesame seeds, rice, barley, or tigernuts. Horchata varies in taste across Latin America. Although Horchata shares the same name, the flavor of each is very unique to its country of origin.

In Mexico and Guatemala, horchata is made of rice, sometimes with vanilla, but it always has cinnamon.

1 cup uncooked white long-grain rice
2 cinnamon sticks, (Mexican if you can get it), broken into pieces
7 cups water
1 cup milk (leche)
1/2 cup sugar, or to taste
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
Ground cinnamon, (Mexican if you can get it), for garnish

Combine the rice and cinnamon pieces sticks with 4 cups water in a blender; pulse to coarsely grind. Transfer to a large bowl and add another 3 cups water; soak at room temperature for 3 – 4 hours.

Puree the rice mixture in a blender in batches until smooth. Strain through chinoix,or fine sieve,  into your pitcher.  Discard the rice. Mix in the milk, vanilla and sugar.

Chill and stir before serving over ice. Garnish each glass with a cinnamon stick (optional) and a dusting of ground cinnamon.

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Saturday Bonfire

Saturday was pretty chilly outside, but our guests kept warm with a fire and a glass of wine. Sounds like a great idea to me!

Bernerhof Fire Pit

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Time to Relax

There is nothing more relaxing than a weekend (or weekday!) getaway in the White Mountains, especially when we have the Serenity Wellness Studio conveniently located right here at the Bernerhof Inn!

Serenity Wellness Studio

Massage Treatments at the Bernerhof Inn

Essential Massage – Our most popular massage designed and customized for each individual to promote relaxation, rejuvenation, reducing muscle tension and improving overall wellness.
60 minute ~ $85 90 minute ~ $125

Warm Stone Massage – This treatment incorporates warm Basalt Stones to enhance the Essentials Massage by warming the muscles and melting away tension.
60 minute ~ $95 90 minute ~ $135

Deep Tissue Massage – Designed for those who like deeper more specific bodywork on multiple target areas. *90 min session recommended.
60 minute ~ $95 90 minute ~ $135

Couples Massage – Enjoy your customized Essentials Massage along side your friend or loved one! *can be upgraded to Warm Stone or Deep Tissue.
60 minute ~ $170 90 minute ~ $250

Foot Retreat – Perfect for after a day of hiking or hitting the slopes! Your feet will be pampered in a aromatherapy foot bath and softened with an exfoliating foot scrub and callous softener. Finishing off with a lower leg and foot massage including reflexology.
45 minute ~ $70

Couples Foot Retreat – Enjoy our Foot Retreat along side your friend or loved one!
45 minute ~ $140

Hydrating Wrap – After a stimulating dry exfoliation a rich balm will be applied to skin that warms and melts for deep hydration, then wrapped in warm blankets to enjoy an aromatherapy face and scalp massage.
50 minute ~ $70

 Learn More or call   (603) 383-4200 to set up an appointment.

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Cooking Inspiration

Cooking Class Students
“…no one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.

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