Ah, summer, in all its glorious heat and excitement… the green grass and lush forests, a cool Pocono Mountain stream to dip into, and so many fun and exciting things to do and see around The Settlers Inn.
Be sure to check out the newly published guide to Hawley and Honesdale—created by artists Ralph Liberto and Jeff George. It’s chock full of useful info on area shops and hot spots. Or, pick up a copy of Shop Local, Save Land recently produced by the Delaware Highlands Conservancy in association with W Design and Heron’s Eye Communications. The helpful guide will lead you to regional farms and markets selling fresh and healthy produce, dairy and meats—many of which provide ingredients for The Inn’s farm-to-table menu.
Both publications are available at The Settlers Inn. Stop by to see us!
As yummy and good as our artisan brews are, we know that many of our guests are wine bibbers at heart. So for you, we continue our monthly wine and food pairings curated by Settlers Inn sommelier Claude Briere. On Friday, July 25 join Claude for a Summer Barbeque in the Garden featuring an excellent selection of summer picnic wines. Gathering time is 7PM.
Dinner begins at 7:30 with luscious watermelon and balsamic shooters and summer berries and brie tarts, followed by serious (and delicious!) seasonal fare like Carolina-style pulled pork, barbeque ribs, blackened red snapper, sweet southern style or Asian hot chicken legs, and grilled summer squash with mushrooms. There’s no better way to spend a July evening.
Cost for our Summer Barbeque in the Garden is $75 per person, plus tax and gratuities. Reserve your spot early by calling 800-833-8527. Our popular wine dinners always sell out quickly!
As many of our guests will attest to, one of your most appealing summer options is to stay a while on our covered deck to enjoy the soothing sounds of the most accomplished musicians around.
Enjoy live jazz on our deck every Wednesday evening this summer, from 6 to 9 PM, rain or shine, during The Inn’s “Food, Fun and All That Jazz” series. There is no cover charge. Check out the complete schedule online.
You can also catch the Weekend of Chamber Music’s Summer Festival 2008 – Music for All Time when it stops by The Inn for “Café Concert with Panache!” on Tuesday, July 22 at 6 PM. The concert will include a summer supper in our Undercroft Room followed by the music of Bach, Schubert, Pleyel and other legendary composers performed by flutist Judith Pearce, violinist Mark Rush, cellist Caroline Stinson, and fortepianist Kenneth Hamrick. Cost is $55 per person; reservations are suggested. Call 845-887-5803 for tickets.
With so much to do this summer, how will you ever choose? Well, why not start by sipping a refreshing artisan brew from our new specialty beer menu while pondering your options on The Inn’s covered deck. We’ve got some very nice locally produced PA beers like Sly Fox Odyssey Imperial IPA or Victory Storm King Stout that are sure to provide a dose of summery inspiration.
Or, if your options seem overwhelming, perhaps a Scottish Skull Splitter Orkney Ale will open your mind with its big, strong dark amber color and impressive structure. And if all else fails, a small prayer said with a St Bernardus ABT 12 Abby Ale, offering notes of honey, toffee, coffee, dried figs and dates, are sure to shed some light.
After all, as Ben Franklin so appropriately said, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”
Don’t forget to check out the wonderful items featured in The Potting Shed gift shop, outback at The Settlers Inn. Proprietor Jeanne Genzlinger selects the Potting Shed’s merchandise with an eye for quality craftsmanship and environmental friendliness. There are exquisite Eco Chic pure bamboo fiber shawls by Zazou; fanciful earrings made from recycled glass Coke bottles; artful recycled tin wall hangings sold to benefit the Haitian artists who create them; and scarves of raw Madagascan silk, each accompanied by a personal note from the woman artist who made it. “There’s a reason for choosing each product,” says Jeanne. “It’s a natural follow-through from The Inn’s commitment to Green hospitality practices.”
“Café Concert with Panache!”
Tuesday, July 22
$55 per person, plus tax and gratuities
Food, Fun and All That Jazz Series
Wednesdays, 6 to 9 PM rain or shine
On the deck, under the awning; no cover charge
Mark Montella Trio, July 23
Stephan Bauer, vibes, and Anat Fort, piano, July 30
Anat Fort, piano, Matt Wilson, drums, August 6
Rapture, August 13
Big Bang Jazz Ensemble, The Music of Miles, Mingus & Monk, August 20
Summer Barbeque in the Garden
Wine Dinner with sommelier Claude Briere
Friday, July 25
Gathering 7PM; Dinner 7:30
$75 per person, plus tax and gratuities
Hosted by the Downtown Hawley Partnership