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October Newsletter 2008
Pumpkin King Jack Skellington may have ruled Halloween Town in Tim Burton’s classic Nightmare Before Christmas but our own carvers extraordinaire Grant Genzlinger and David Dunsmore are also rattling some bones on their annual quest for the perfect pumpkins to grace The Inn’s patch of intricately hand-carved creations that become the backdrop to our annual Storytelling & Harvest Dinner.

Experience a fantastical evening of fantasy and science fiction featuring folklorist Josepha Sherman on Friday, October 31, and indulge in a feast that 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 our Storytelling & Harvest Dinner is 6:30 PM; dinner begins at 7. Cost is $55 per person, plus tax and gratuities. Email to make your reservation.

Then carve out some time to eat, drink and be scary!

The Settlers Inn Team

Seasonal Celebrations
The Settlers Inn has many seasonal events planned to celebrate autumn and the holidays, but perhaps none is more popular than our Old Fashioned Christmas, set for Friday and Saturday, December 5 and 6, from 5 to 9 PM. It may seem early for visions of sugarplums, but reservations are filling up quickly for this traditional, simple and elegant three-course holiday dinner.

Guests will enjoy live music by the St. John's Choir along with The Inn’s festive holiday décor inspired by the Arts and Crafts Movement. Our dining room, gathering areas and Chestnut Tavern will be adorned with hundreds of yards of live princess pine, wreaths and greens, and several mammoth trees. Our collection of art glass ornaments will be on display in the upstairs bay window, and clusters of hand-crafted Santas, decorated doll houses and a three-foot gingerbread replica of the Inn are other highlights of the annual event. Cost for our Old Fashioned Christmas Dinner is $85 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Call 800-833-8527 to reserve your table. Please have your credit card ready when you call.

The Inn will also host a series of holiday brunches. On Sunday, December 7 we’ll celebrate sweets of the season with a huge holiday dessert table and the soothing sounds of cellist Wes Tudor with piano accompaniment. The following weekend is our Winterfest brunch with harpist Diane O'Malley on Sunday, December 14 as part of Downtown Hawley’s annual Winterfest weekend. Email to reserve your seat at the table today.

Journey through Tuscany
On Friday, November 14 join The Inn’s sommelier Claude Briere, Executive Chef Grant Genzlinger and Chef de Cuisine Ben Sutter for an exceptional selection of Tuscan wines complimented by harvest foods of the Tuscan countryside. Gathering time is 7 PM; dinner is served at 7:30. Cost is $100 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reserve early by emailing

Upcoming Events

Storytelling & Harvest Dinner
featuring Josepha Sherman

Friday, October 31
Gathering 6:30 PM; Dinner 7 PM

$55 per person, plus tax and gratuities
Reservations suggested

Tuscan Wine Dinner
with sommelier Claude Briere

Friday, November 14
Gathering 7 PM; Dinner 7:30

$100 per person, plus tax and gratuities
Reservations suggested

Thanksgiving at the Inn
Traditional Thanksgiving Fare

Thursday, November 27
Serving Noon to 6 PM

Reserve early!

The Inn’s Old Fashioned Christmas Dinner
Music by St. John's Choir
Holiday décor inspired by the Arts and Crafts Movement
Friday and Saturday, December 5 and 6
Serving 5 to 9 PM

$85 per person, plus tax and gratuity
Reserve early!

Sweets of the Season Brunch
Featuring cellist Wes Tudor with piano accompaniment

Sunday, December 7
Serving 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Winterfest Brunch
Featuring harpist Diane O'Malley

Sunday, December 14
Serving 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM

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