It has been a great winter for snow at the Bernerhof Inn! With such beautiful weather these past few days though it has been melting fast! See you later Snow!
This week’s recipe is inspired by our upcoming April in Paris cooking class. You can see all our upcoming classes and register for a class here, or view more recipes.
Sweet Pea Soup w/ Bacon Lardons and Crème Fraiche
By Chef Steffani Adaska, Director – Taste of Mountains Cooking School
A heavenly chilled Spring Soup made with garden fresh sweet peas, leeks, bacon drippings, fresh rosemary, vegetable broth and a touch of cream, garnished with Bacon Lardons & Crème Fraiche.
6 slices of thick bacon, sliced into 1” lardons
2 medium leeks, white and tender green only, cleaned & thoroughly, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
5 cups vegetable stock or low-sodium broth
1 sprig of fresh rosemary
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 pound sugar snap peas, thinly sliced
2 pounds, fresh peas, shelled (or two 10-ounce boxes frozen baby peas)
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/3 Cup crème fraiche
1 tablespoon minced shallot
1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, sliced thinly
1. In a medium stockpot over medium-high heat, render bacon until browned and crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer bacon to paper towel lined plate. Reserve for later.
2. Pour off all but 2 Tablespoons of bacon fat. Reduce heat to medium-low.
3. Add the leeks, garlic and rosemary sprig over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until softened (do not brown), about 6-7 minutes. Add vegetable broth and season with salt and pepper. Simmer about 15 minutes to marry flavors. Remove rosemary sprig.
4. Add the sugar snaps and the fresh (or frozen baby) peas, cook 3 minutes.
Remove to a blender and puree until smooth. Strain. Cool soup in a large bowl set in a larger bowl of ice water to cool. Add heavy cream.
1. Once soup is chilled, taste for seasoning. Add more salt or pepper if needed.
2. In a small bowl, mix crème fraiche with minced shallot. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Ladle chilled soup into chilled bowls. Add a dollup of crème fraiche mixture to soup. Garnish with parsley and reserved bacon lardons. Serve.
Chef’s Note: The soup can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.
Spring is here! If you are having trouble believing that because of the weather, head over to A Taste of the Mountains Cooking School for our next class:
April in Paris with Chef Steffani Adaska
Saturday April 6th, 1-4 pm • Open
Class Description: Oh la la! Come celebrate Paris and all its magic and charm-starting with the food. Prepare recipes from famous Parisian restaurants as you learn about French cuisine. Chef Steffani Adaska will share her culinary experiences of living in Paris, while teaching you amazing recipes. Bring an empty stomach and a love for food. Bon Appétit!
Meet Chef Steffani Adaska
Look at a full list of Upcoming Classes
Spring is almost here but the ski season isn’t over yet. All the ski areas have a ton of great deals and activities for the rest of the season. Thinking of hitting the slopes for St. Patrick’s Day? Here’s what the local mountains are offering tomorrow:
Cranmore is offering an e-coupon for $35 Adult or $25 Teen/Youth Lift Ticket for March 17th! Find it here.
Attitash and Wildcat are offering $17 Full day lift tickets!
Wear green and bring a friend for their Buy One, Get One Free offer for another ticket for the same day!
Wear green and ski/ride all day for $17!
We just got 10 inches of new snow! Now it’s time to get out there and ski/snowboard/snowshoe or whatever it is that you do!
Sushi 101 With Chef Kendra Stanley
Saturday, March 2nd, 1-4 pm
Class Description: Chef Kendra teaches the ancient art of sushi making from beginning to end. She will introduce the tools and basic skills of sushi making to include proper rice cooking and ingredient selection. Kendra will demonstrate her skills through hands-on approach. When learning to make sushi, you must acquire your skills through practice. You will learn the techniques required to roll some of the standards such as Veggie, California, Basic Nigiri and more.
Meet Chef Kendra Stanley
The class is almost full so sign up now!
It was a very romantic Valentine’s Day at the Bernerhof Inn! Here are some photos from the Couples Cooking Class with Chef Kendra Stanley:
Hope you all had a great Valentine’s Day as well!
Looking for something romantic to do with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? look no further:
Cooking for Couples with Chef Kendra Stanley
Price $190 Per Couple
Thursday February 14th, 4-7 pm • Open
Class Description: Love is in the air. Grab your honey and get your romance on with Couples cooking this Valentine’s Day at A Taste of the Mountains Cooking School.
- Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
- Sweetheart Salad with Raspberry Love Vinaigrette
- Grilled Shrimp in Lemon Cream
- Roasted Garlic Heart Shaped Duchess Potatoes
- Dark Chocolate Ganache Fondue with Strawberries
Meet Chef Kendra Stanley
NEWS FLASH from Mike, the Innkeeper at Bernerhof Inn, Glen, NH:
“SNOW, SNOW, SNOW AND LOTS OF IT!!!”
That’s the latest weather report for Mount Washington Valley New Hampshire.
Come ski in fresh powder!
Take a few of your vacation days, call in sick, or even quit your job, because the skiing is going to be amazing!
We have a few rooms left so BOOK NOW. Call 1-877-389-4852 or 1-603-383-4200 or book online
Be a good cupid and give your love a stay at the romantic Bernerhof Inn Bed and Breakfast along with one of our Romance Packages:
Sweet Delights – Set the mood with these delights. Your romantic getaway will only get better.
Includes: A Box of Hand-Crafted Bavarian Chocolates • A Chilled Bottle of Champagne • A Dozen Beautiful Long-Stem Roses in your room upon arrival.
Love in the Mountains – Pamper the one you love! This Package includes a heavenly one hour Essentials Massage at our “Serenity Wellness Studio” plus a Box of Hand-Crafted Bavarian Chocolates, a Chilled Bottle of Champagne and a Dozen Beautiful Long-Stem Roses in your room upon arrival.
Price – $144 Single
The Ultimate Romance Package – It doesn’t get any better than this! Enjoy a one hour side-by-side couples Essentials Massage with the one you love at our “Serenity Wellness Studio” plus a Box of Hand-Crafted Bavarian Chocolates, a Chilled Bottle of Champagne and a Dozen Beautiful Long-Stem Roses in your room upon arrival.
Price – $229 per couple
Don’t forget, if you’re feeling frisky we offer FREE cross country skiing and tubing at Great Glen Ski Area, discounted ski tickets at Attitash, Wildcat, Breton Woods, Cranmore and Black Mountain as well as snowshoeing on our own wooded backyard trail system, we supply you with snowshoes, FREE.
Come on cupid… let fly with an arrow of love! Book a Room or Purchase a Gift Certificate, now!