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December Newsletter 2008
The merriment of the holiday season is upon us, and The Inn is hosting a series of festive events every weekend in December – check out our calendar below for more details!

It's a perfect time to gather with loved ones to share a meal, celebrate the season and ring in the New Year. The Inn is thoughtfully decorated with live greens, hand blown glass ornaments and comfortable furniture true to our Craftsman style.

Visit us this holiday season to experience the splendor of our authentic décor and farm-to-table cuisine!

The Settlers Inn Team


Jazzy New Year
2008 has had its share of ups and downs; what better way to send it out in style and welcome a wonderful 2009 than with friends and family at our New Year's Eve jazz extravaganza. Music and unique handcrafted menus will be available in our Main Dining Room and the Undercroft.

Dining Room guests will enjoy entertainment by pianist Ben Murray and an a la carte menu featuring a fine selection of delightful dishes prepared with the freshest local ingredients. Highlights include a salad of baby arugula, dried cranberries, persimmons, pears, Tonjes Beachwood Blue cheese and toasted pecans in blood orange vinaigrette; a parmesan and chanterelle risotto appetizer with white truffle oil; and a variety of entrees including roasted Forks Farm chicken breast, mashed new potatoes with Champagne and black currant sauce or Liedy's Farm Pennsylvania roast pork loin and braised pork belly with spiced cider glaze.

The atmosphere in the Undercroft will set you on course for smooth sailing in 2009 with the creative combination of a delicious dinner and the jazz stylings of 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.

Highlights of our three-course feast 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. Seatings are at 6:30 and 9:00 PM. Cost for the three-course dinner is $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Email settler@thesettlersinn.com to reserve your seat today.

Holiday Sparklers
Champagne is the signature celebratory drink for special occasions, but if your taste buds have never ventured out of France's legendary wine region you're missing out on a sparkling opportunity. Bubbly comes in an array of flavors from around the globe. Sample some of the finest at "A Sparkling Affair" wine dinner on Friday, December 19. Join sommelier Claude Briere, Executive Chef Grant Genzlinger and Chef de Cuisine Ben Sutter for an elegant marriage of the finest foods and Champagnes of the holiday season. Gathering time is 7 PM; dinner is served at 7:30. Black tie optional. Cost is $125 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Space is limited; reserve early by emailing settler@thesettlersinn.com.


Getaway to the Slopes
From January through March, The Inn is offering guests an artful blend of relaxation and outdoor sport. You and a friend or your special someone will enjoy an overnight mid-week (Sunday - Thursday) stay in one of our luxurious guest rooms; dinner for two in our William Morris-style dining room; and a hearty country breakfast including housemade pastry. Then, spend your day on the snowy slopes of near-by Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain. The experience includes a one-hour private ski lesson, everything you and your partner need for a fun day including equipment rentals, lift tickets and lunch for two at "The Ski Big Bear Deli". Cost for this exclusive offer is $325—a savings of $125 off regularly priced amenities and services. Add an additional night (including lodging and breakfast only) for $80. Reservations are limited. Have your credit card ready and call today! 800-833-8527.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, December 13

Holiday Shopping at The Potting Shed
15% off all purchases
Complimentary mulled wine

Sunday, December 14

Winterfest Brunch – Featuring harpist Diane O'Malley
Serving 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
$28 per person, plus tax and gratuity

Friday, December 19

A Sparkling Affair Wine Dinner – with sommelier Claude Briere
Gathering 7 PM; Dinner 7:30 PM
$125 per person, plus tax and gratuity
Reservations suggested

Wednesday, December 31

New Year’s Eve at The Inn
Main Dining Room – a la carte menu, music by pianist Ben Murray
The Undercroft – An evening of jazz featuring Thos Shipley

Seatings at 6:30 and 9:30 PM
Three-course dinner, $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity

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