Monthly Archives: May 2009

Gore~Dawn~Zola!

Boucher Family Farm, north of us in Highgate Center, makes several cheeses and their Gorgonzola style Gore-Dawn-Zola is often included on our ever present VT Cheeses & Fresh Fruit Displays during VT Wedding receptions at the Lake House.  Nutty & dry textured; it's also great with dried cranberries, or pears, and our tarragon vinaigrette in a green [...]

By | May 26th, 2009|Vermont Gourmet Goodies, VT Cheeses, VT Farms, Weddings|0 Comments

Friday’s South American Wine Dinner was a Blast!

In addition to the 25 - 30 Vermont Weddings and numerous non-profit retreats here at the Grand Isle Lake House, we always host at least two wine tasting dinners for the public; usually one in May and another in October.   The kitchen team (Russ, Phil & myself) always enjoys preparing these dinners as we are completely free to [...]

Gardening at the Grand Isle Lake House

We are officially open for business and one of our first projects to tackle is the planting of our gardens.  Bev Watson and I undertake this job together and have made our first pilgrimage to the nursery in Quebec, just minutes away from the border crossing at Rousses Point, New York.  We like to start [...]

By | May 14th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Island Homemade Ice Cream

Our neighbors Patty & Gary Sundberg make great homemade ice cream & sorbets right here in the Champlain Islands!   We often serve their award winning products at our weekday retreats as well as rehearsal dinners and Vermont weddings.  Try their unique flavors & style at several local & regional restaurants or pick up a pint (or two) [...]