Wedding Blog

Grilled Vegetable Napoleon

We are always happy to prepare a vegetarian selection for your guests and have often been told that our Grilled Vegetable Napoleon is, by far, the BEST vegetarian selection that anyone has ever had at a wedding.  It is attractive enough that even the omnivores wish they had chosen it! Pictured here with Lemon Mashed Potatoes, this [...]

By | July 5th, 2009|Local Food Products, Vegetarian Entrees|0 Comments

Megan & Matt ~ June 13th, 2009

Wow! is all I can say about this wedding.  The weather worked out perfectly in every way, and this was truly a beautiful day.  I think one of the most memorable moments was when Megan and Matt took a canoe ride out into the sunset.  The sky turned the most beautiful purple~orange at just the [...]

By | June 25th, 2009|Weddings|0 Comments

Lake’s End Cheeses

Located North of the Lake House in Alburgh, on the shores of Lake Champlain, Lake's End Dairy makes great goat cheeses using exclusively their own milk....delicious!  Joanne also makes her own chocolates that could make great wedding favors for the less humid months (May, September & October). Visit their shop which is open 10 Am - [...]

By | June 25th, 2009|Lake Champlain, Vermont Gourmet Goodies, VT Cheeses|0 Comments

First Wedding of the Season

We were off to a slow start this year, but we are now off and running!  Kate and Shawn's wedding on Saturday, June 6th was picture perfect, with warm, sunny weather and lots of lawn games with close family and friends.  Their cake was one of the most unique I have seen, and it tasted [...]

By | June 22nd, 2009|Weddings|1 Comment

The Perfect Spring Wedding at the Grand Isle Lake House

Fiona and Mahlon had their fabulous wedding two years ago at the Lake House, and it remains one of our favorites.  The flowers showcased the best of Spring in Vermont - lilacs, lily of the valley, tulips, white peonies....  Dennis and Ellen Curran took some amazing photographs and we have used many of their photos from this wedding [...]

By | June 1st, 2009|Weddings|0 Comments

The Logger stopped in to see Wilson

Wilson taking a break from his prep work to catch up with Russell & Rusty DeWees during the Champlain Island Chamber of Commerce's Dinner on Thursday, May 28. www.champlainislands.com www.thelogger.com  

By | June 1st, 2009|Lake Champlain, Wilson|0 Comments

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) [...]