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12 Eateries Plus 5000 Meters Equals 2nd Annual Taste Of The Lake

January 30th, 2011 by donnanandersen

Skating on the Lake Morey Skate Trail

Skating on the Lake Morey Skate Trail

Grab your skates or rent them at Lake Morey and join the Culinary Tour on the 5000 meter Lake Morey Skate Trail.  The 2nd Annual “Taste of the Lake” brings together 12 restaurants in a friendly competition along the trail – skate and stop to taste the offerings of local eateries such as Stella’s, Colatina Exit, Peyton Place Restaurant, The Local Buzz and Holy Mackerel just to name a few.  Tickets are $10 per person, under 5 free and can be purchased at the Lake Morey Resort or you can call 1-800-423-1211 for reservations.  All this happens on February 12, 2011 from 11am – 1pm at Lake Morey, Fairlee, VT.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Upper Valley Trails Alliance.  Stay at Breakfast on the Connecticut, only minutes from Lake Morey, and enjoy lunch on the ice.  There are not many eating experiences where you can burn off the calories immediately after you consume them.

Peyton Place – Better Than The Book

January 16th, 2011 by donnanandersen

korean dumplings

Korean Dumplings - Peyton Place Restaurant

In 1956, Peyton Place by Grace Metalious hit the book stores.  The fictional story was set in a composite of several real New Hampshire towns.  Today, we have our own Peyton Place located in Orford, NH in the middle of the Upper Valley.  Historically the Mann Tavern, Peyton Place Restaurant is a 40 seat country casual establishment owned and operated by Chef Jim and Heidi Peyton.  Featuring European and Asian Inspired cuisine, the Peytons take special care to handcraft the menu from organic meats and seasonally grown vegetables.  The menu is complemented by a carefully selected wine list and full bar.  Some of my menu favorites are the Vietnamese Bouillabaisse, the Lobster Feta Salad, the Pistachio Crusted Scrod and the Apple Puff Pastry with Chef Jim’s fabulous cinnamon ice cream.  Noted author and Hanover, NH resident Jodi Picoult, once stated, in an interview for a New England travel publication, that her perfect day would end by consuming the entire Peyton Place menu.  For a true dining experience, travel the 3.5 miles from Breakfast on the Connecticut to Peyton Place – it is so much better than the book.

Dinner from 5:30 – 10:30 P.M.
Nov – March  Wed – Sat
April – Oct  Wed – Sun
Reservations Accepted  603-353-9100

A Shopping Experience In Bradford, Vermont

December 23rd, 2010 by donnanandersen

Boot Hill at Farm-Way

Boot Hill at Farm-Way

Where can you go and find that the individual in the check out line in front of you is buying a Pendleton suit and the individual behind you is purchasing a kayak?  The answer is Farm-Way, a store that is a cultural experience where you will find the rhythms of rural Vermont and New Hampshire.  From footwear, clothing , saddlery, animal nutrition, snowshoes, kayaks, hunting and camping supplies to Vera Bradley bags, Jim Shore figurines and big comfy leather recliners, Farm-Way is there with the products to make your life better.  Visit “Boot Hill” stocked with over 20,000 pairs of shoes and boots – they can fit your feet and your lifestyle.  Browse through the enormous clothing and outerwear selection that spans several connected buildings.  At the furniture and gift house you will find everything from kayaks and hammocks to specialty cookware and Yankee Candles.  They are located on 17 acres with a small portion set aside for a solar power system that provides 43% of their electricity.  They even offer free monthly Solar Educational Seminars to help provide information about clean solar energy.  And don’t miss the famous “Bargain Balcony” where you will find huge discounts on a wide variety of items.  Farm-Way is the perfect place to spend that holiday gift cash from the family.  They are truly the “Complete Outfitters for Man & Beast”.

They have old fashioned store hours:

Monday – Saturday  8:30 – 5:30
Fridays nights until 8:00 PM
Closed Sundays

Stay 10 miles away at Breakfast on the Connecticut on Friday, and shop on Saturday.