June 25, 2010
Want to escape to the Poconos for the ultimate girlfriends getaway? Check out our fabulous new spa getaway package. We’ve partnered with the spa at the Lodge at Woodlach for a pampering mini-vacation of fun, food and relaxation.
Stay at The Settlers Inn, but enjoy a day using spa’s the incredible facilities. Enjoy hydro massage waterfalls, a stunning horizon-edge outdoor whirlpool and a custom women’s retreat with fireplaces, private shower/changing rooms, steam, saunas, whirlpools and private screened porches. Return to our Pocono Mountain farm-to-table restaurant for a meal of the freshest and most innovative cuisine in the Poconos.
June 15, 2010
Give your dad the gifts of great music and fine food at our Jazz for Dad’s brunch this coming Sunday, June 20 — Father’s Day. Gather at our award-winning Pocono Mountains restaurant and dine to the jazzy strains of The Liberto Quartet. Munch on hearty Settler’s specialties concocted just for dear old pop.
Savor Open Face Duck Confit BLT with Avocado and Over Easy Egg, Black Angus Burger with Sauteed Mushrooms, Eberly Farm Skillet Fried Chicken Leg Roulade with Apple-Mint Barbeque Sauce or Settler’s Original Black Bear Sandwich. Check out the full Father’s Day menu here.
All for just $27.50 per person.
Special Father’s Day Lodging Package: Brunch for two and overnight stay on Sunday (standard queen room): $200 (tax and service included)
June 10, 2010
Jeanne and Grant are thrilled to receive this AAA four diamond award again for 2010. We are very proud of our staff and their accomplishments that enable this to happen for the second year in a row. In a press statement, Michael Petrone,
AAA National Director of Tourism Information Development said: “AAA Four Diamond Award winners consistently deliver superior hospitality marked by personal service and extensive
amenities in high-quality, comfortable surroundings…to achieve and maintain this level of service is a commendable accomplishment and AAA is pleased to honor The Settlers Inn.”
January 28, 2009
The farm-to-table cuisine served at The Settlers Inn is always a tantalizing treat for one’s senses. Combined with fine wine, smooth jazz and your special someone, it has been known to cause a frisson of delight. Fair warning to those indulging in a Valentine’s Day dining experience at The Inn.
The Settlers will offer two venues of live entertainment and handcrafted menus on Saturday, February 14.
Main Dining Room
Wes Tudor’s Classical Trio will entertain guests from 5 to 9 PM in the Main Dining Room. Highlights of the romantic menu include blue point oysters on the half shell; red onion and goat cheese torte with crumbled pecans and red wine drizzle; organic greens and local baby mache salad; Liedy’s cider glazed pork chop with warm fruit compote, mashed potatoes and green and yellow beans; and lover’s Jamison Farm lamb two ways, minted red wine sauce, grilled rack and braised leg, mashed Yukon Gold potatoes, roasted chanterelles, and broccolini.
House pianist Frank Williams will be joined by a traditional jazz trio in the Undercroft Room. Seatings are at 6 and 8:30 PM. Menu highlights include duck, chanterelle and parmesan risotto with white truffle oil; handmade lobster ravioli hearts; Fork’s Farm pan roast chicken breast, citrus fennel compote with wild rice pilaf and baby bok choy; and vegetarian mushroom and walnut pate with sociable garlic cream, sautéed spinach and parmesan crisp. Cost is $55 per person plus tax and gratuity.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-833-8527 for information or reservations.
December 8, 2008
What better way to bid farewell to 2008 than with friends and family at The Settlers Inn New Year’s Eve jazz extravaganza? Music and handcrafted menus will be featured in the Main Dining Room and the Undercroft.
The atmosphere in the Undercroft will set guests on course for smooth sailing in 2009 with the creative combination of a delicious dinner and the jazz stylings of renowned vocalist
Thos Shipley. Equally at home in the most intimate New York and international clubs, Shipley’s jazz and R&B vocal pyrotechnics have put him in a category that is singularly his own.
Shipley garnered the 1996 MAC Jazz Vocalist Award, which was presented by the legendary Al Jarreau. “This was thrilling because Al is one of my favorite jazz artists,” says Shipley, whose musical journey began when Tony Award- and Emmy Award-winning actress and singer Leslie Uggams discovered him singing in Atlanta. Uggams beckoned him north and introduced him in a solo show to a celebrity-packed room at the Claridge in Atlantic City.
Shipley will entertain Settlers Inn guests during two seatings on Wednesday, December 31 at 6:30 and 9 PM. Highlights of the three-course Undercroft menu include spinach oyster bisque; poached shrimp with avocado and pineapple salsa; macadamia grouper with honey lemon thyme buerre blanc and brown basmati rice, passion fruit and baby bok choy; or a trio of seasonal raviolis in sherry brown butter and sage sauce with wilted spinach and parmesan. Cost for the three-course dinner is $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
In addition to Shipley’s New Year’s Eve performance in the Undercroft, Dining Room guests will enjoy entertainment by pianist Ben Murray and an a la carte menu featuring a fine selection of dishes prepared with the freshest local ingredients.
To make your New Year’s Eve reservations email
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November 21, 2008
The Settlers Inn is renowned for our festive holiday celebrations and authentic décor. This year, we’ll continue the tradition. Each weekend in December will offer fun events, fine food and our award-winning handcrafted approach to hospitality.
The Inn’s annual Old Fashioned Christmas will be held Friday and Saturday, December 5 and 6, from 5 to 9 PM. Reservations are filling up quickly for this simple and elegant three-course holiday dinner. Call 800-833-8527 to reserve your table. Please have your credit card ready when you call.
Guests will warm up with mulled cider and sleigh ride or fireplace punch during the gathering time, and choose from appetizer stations of Gordon’s Gardens lamb pâté, Pennsylvania wild mushroom and walnut spread with garlic toasts, and an Amish cheddar and apple butter board. Passed hors d’œuvres will include lobster and tarragon sausage, smoked Blooming Grove trout mousse on cucumber chips, and Fallsdale chevre on crisp winter squash with chives. For starters, guests will feast on spinach oyster bisque, organic greens salad, fresh pears and endive in honey pear vinaigrette, citrus poached jumbo shrimp with pineapple-avocado salsa, and prosciutto crisps with apple-ginger chutney, squash and arugula. Entrée highlights include citrus and cardamom marinated Forks Farm chicken breast with apple cranberry relish; almond crusted grouper with pear-pomegranate reduction; seared diver scallops with sautéed chanterelle mushrooms; Liedy’s Farm pork 3 ways with cider roasted loin; or fillet of beef napped with caramel red wine sauce.
In addition to fine cuisine prepared with locally grown meats and fresh organic vegetables, guests will enjoy live music by the St. John’s Choir along with The Inn’s festive holiday décor inspired by the Victorian Era Arts and Crafts Movement. Cost for our Old Fashioned Christmas Dinner is $85 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Call today! 800-833-8527.
Other festive December events include:
Sweets of the Season Brunch
Featuring cellist Wes Tudor with piano accompaniment
Sunday, December 7
Serving 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
$28 per person, plus tax and gratuity
Holiday Shopping at The Potting Shed
Saturday, December 13
15% off all purchases
Complimentary mulled wine
Featuring harpist Diane O’Malley
Sunday, December 14
Serving 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
$28 per person, plus tax and gratuity
A Sparkling Affair Wine Dinner
with sommelier Claude Briere
Friday, December 19
Gathering 7 PM; Dinner 7:30 PM
$125 per person, plus tax and gratuities
Gather with us this holiday season to create memories that will last a lifetime!
October 16, 2008
Eat, Drink and Be Scary…
Pumpkin King Jack Skellington may have ruled Halloween Town in Tim Burton’s classic The Nightmare Before Christmas but at The Settlers Inn our carvers extraordinaire Grant Genzlinger and David Dunsmore are also rattling some bones on their annual quest for the perfect pumpkins.
Grant’s and David’s finished masterpieces will grace The Inn’s patch of intricately hand-carved creations that become the backdrop to our annual Storytelling & Harvest Dinner on Friday, October 31.
Guests will experience a fantastical evening of fantasy and science fiction featuring folklorist Josepha Sherman. The feast begins with cauliflower and parsnip soup with dried currants or pine nuts; Mountain Dell Farm lettuce, apple and cashew salad with buttermilk dressing; butternut squash flan; and crisp squash and roasted chippolini onion salad. Main dishes include pumpkin ricotta and sage raviolis with sherry brown butter sauce; lemon-thyme roast cornish game hen with brown basmati rice or broccolini; hazelnut crusted salmon with fig and honey compote and brown basmati rice or green beans; and marinated flank steak with red wine bordelaise and sweet potato mash or green beans. Dessert, of course, is devil’s food cake!
Gathering time for The Inn’s Storytelling & Harvest Dinner is 6:30 PM; dinner begins at 7. Cost is $55 per person, plus tax and gratuities. For reservations email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-833-8527.
September 28, 2008
The Halloween season conjures more than spooky ghouls and goblins here at The Inn. Join us this Friday, October 3, for some spirits of the hoppy kind as we welcome Sly Fox Brewery for an Oktoberfest Beer Dinner. Gathering time is 6 PM; dinner begins at 6:30.
Guests will enjoy German October charcuterie with preserved and pickled foods paired with growlers of draft Sly Fox Octoberfest followed by a hearty feast of seasonal dishes like:
– Krienerwurst and beer soup with lemon potato dumplings
– Wiesswurst and venison-cherry sausage with sweet and sour cabbage and carrots
– Pan seared sage rubbed veal on whipped sweat potatoes with fall spiced apples and fennel
– Stout and molasses marinated sirloin roast with figs and pistachios
Each course will be appropriately matched with comparison selections of new and traditional brews such as:
– Sly Fox Pikeland Pilsner vs. Jever Pilsner
– Sly Fox Helle vs. Weihenstephen Lager
– Sly Fox Saison vs. St. Bernardus Ale
– Sly Fox O’Reilly’s Stout vs. Guinness
Cost for the Oktoberfest Beer Dinner is $65 per person, plus tax and gratuities. Make your reservation today! Email email@example.com.
Tales from the Yummy Side…
Don’t miss The Inn’s Storytelling & Harvest Dinner featuring folklorist Josepha Sherman on Friday, October 31. Guests will shiver with delight at Sherman’s fantastic tales of fantasy and science fiction. Gathering time is 7 PM; dinner begins at 7:30. Cost for the Storytelling & Harvest Dinner is $55 per person, plus tax and gratuities. Reservations are filling up. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 9, 2008
“It should be a great night of food and wine,” says Chef Dick Barrows (right) of his upcoming visit to The Settlers Inn for our “Burgundy Region” wine dinner on Friday, September 19. Gathering time is 7 PM; dinner begins at 7:30.
Foodies and wine enthusiasts will enjoy Barrow’s expertise as he collaborates with Settlers Executive Chef Grant Genzlinger, Chef de Cuisine Ben Sutter and Sommelier Claude Briere to guide guests through a sensory experience of the cuisine and viticulture of France’s Burgundy Region.
“I look forward to cooking with Ben and Grant and hope to wow The Inn’s guests,” adds Barrows. “Many of my friends and family are coming up for the occasion.”
Barrows owns and operates Starfish Brasserie in Bethlehem, PA, with his wife Sue. The couple met while working at Frog in Philadelphia, one of the first establishments in the city’s restaurant renaissance. They soon bought The Forager House in New Hope, operating it for 16 years to fine reviews in national press such as The New York Times and Philadelphia Inquirer.
Seeking a quieter life for their daughter Leslie, Barrows moved his family to Easton, PA, and has established Starfish Brasserie as one of the finest and most popular spots in the Lehigh Valley. Starfish has won a Best of the Valley award from Lehigh Valley Magazine in each year of its existence.
“Starfish is not a run-of-the-mill place,” says Barrows, who has been selected for the honor of cooking at the James Beard House in New York on three occasions. The Starfish bar exudes an industrial feel, with its stained concrete floor, copper countertop and overhead lighting. In the dining room, a French bistro theme prevails with paper covers over the tablecloths emphasizing the informal nature of the restaurant.
Barrows strives to keep his wine list on a par with the food and décor. In 2005 Wine Spectator magazine recognized Starfish with an Award of Excellence, making it a perfect partner for The Settlers Inn, which for the seventh consecutive year has received a Wine Spectator magazine Award of Excellence.
The September 19 “Burgundy Region” dinner is part of The Settlers Inn 2008 Wine and Food Pairing Series. Cost for the event is $100 plus tax and gratuities.
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August 12, 2008
For the seventh year in a row The Settlers Inn has received the Award of Excellence presented by Wine Spectator magazine.
The honor recognizes a well-chosen selection of quality wine producers, along with a thematic match to the Inn’s menu in both price and style, according to Wine Spectator. “My husband Grant and I are proud of the consistency and longevity of our wine program and the dedication and skill of our sommelier,” says Settlers Proprietor Jeanne Genzlinger.
“Over the years I have expanded our wine list, which featured mostly American wines, to an international list covering the major wine regions in the world,” adds Settlers’ Wine Steward Claude Briere (pictured).
“I have always tried to add good value wines to the list,” says Briere. “So, I am very proud that over the last seven years Wine Spectator has recognized The Inn as part of the 15% of award winners that offer an affordable wine list of the highest quality.”
Wine Spectator is the premiere magazine for people who enjoy fine dining and wine, cooking and entertaining, world travel and the arts. The publication’s annual awards recognize restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, which are appropriate to their cuisine and which appeal to a wide range of wine lovers.
On Friday, August 15 guests to The Settlers Inn will have an opportunity to enjoy a specially chosen selection of wines from the Mediterranean complimented by cuisine by Guest Chef Alan Kehoe.
The special event is part if The Settlers Inn 2008 Wine and Food Pairing Series. Gathering is at 7 PM, with dinner at 7:30. Cost is $100 per person, plus tax and gratuities. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to make your reservation.