The Settlers Inn

Storytelling Dinner
Autumn Wine Dinners
Our 25th Anniversary
Victorian Christmas

October Newsletter 2005
Annual Harvest Storytelling Dinner
October 29
Gathering time 6:00, Dinner 6:30
Cost $56 per person, tax and gratuity included
Every year the talented crew at The Settlers Inn turns pumpkin carving into an art form. This year the pumpkins will be on display this coming Saturday, October 29 for our annual storytelling dinner. Feast on traditional American harvest fare – cream of butternut squash soup, spinach salad with roasted pumpkin and pine nuts, pickled and spiced apples, pork chops and plum chutney, roast duck with apple cassis glaze, Cornish game hen with cornbread stuffing, cedar plank salmon, wild rice medley, pumpkin mousse, and devil's food cake. Storytelling and ballads provided by Nelly Gray and Her Darlings, a six-piece group of fiddles, banjoes, guitar, and vocals.

Autumn Wine Dinners

Chef Peter Durand and Sommelier Claude Briere introduce the autumn wine and food pairing dinner schedule. These dinners are an opportunity to experience a variety of food and wines and to meet interesting people from the area.  There is usually also a component of learning introduced throughout the evening.  The goal has and will remain to try tasting a portion of several wines and assess how they complement the food they are matched against. Be sure to reserve your place for this exciting dinner series!
Here is the schedule of the Friday dinners for this fall:

Wines and Foods of Tuscany
October 28
$100, plus Tax & Gratuities

Always a favorite. You can count on great Italian dishes and fabulous Chianti, Brunello and Vino Nobile.
Wines and Foods of Burgundy
November 18, 2005   
$100, Tax & Gratuities

Come and experience the standard for great Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs and get a taste of the newly arrived Beaujolais Nouveau.
A Sparkling Night!
December 16, 2005   
$125 + Tax & Gratuities

An elegant evening where oysters, caviar and lobster are serenaded by Krug and Chandon.

25th Anniversary
Our official anniversary at The Settlers Inn is November 15. This year we are celebrating 25 wonderful years of serving our guests and patrons at our historic Mission-style lodge. Look for a message from the innkeepers, plus details on anniversary specials and events in next month’s newsletter.

Victorian Christmas
We are still accepting reservations for the December 2 and 4 Victorian Christmas Dinners. December 3 is sold out. The evening begins with a horse and carriage ride, then hors d'oeuvres with mulled wine, sleigh ride champagne punch, or your favorite cocktail. The dinner menu is all based on recipes from 100 years ago. One of the annual highlights of this event is the incredible dessert display (talk about visions of sugarplums!). The inn is finely decorated in Victorian splendor and a choir blends together the sounds of the season.

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