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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The extra mile....

We are amidst the fun frenzy of wedding season! The past two weekends were filled with three weddings, yes three! Just this weekend we had a rehearsal dinner lobster bake at The Contented Sole, the reception for that wedding at the Inn and another wedding reception at The Contented Sole. The previous weekend was a rehearsal lobster bake at the Inn, a wedding reception at The Contented Sole oh and a wedding shower at The Sole as well. Phew!
Photo: Reception at The Contented Sole.

The attention to detail, small touches and effort that everyone puts forth for each event is amazing. Here are just some examples:

  • Delivering crudité, lime cucumber water with rose petals and sandwiches to the bridal party as they get hair and makeup done for the big event.
  • A basket of hair pins, mouth wash, baby powder and other girly 'may needs' in the ladies room.
  • Walking the bride to her chariot with a umbrella to shield her from the rain.
  • Surprising the couple with the tables they wanted as a gift.
  • Saying yes to making a special breakfast for the bride and groom the next day because they want to be the bride and groom for a little bit longer.
  • Retrieving a last minute 'sweetheart table' for the happy couple.
  • Climbing onto the roof to get into a room for a locked out guest 1/2 hour before the wedding!
Reception pics!
As a guest at an event at The Inn or The Sole, you look around and everything is picture perfect and beautiful. Behind the scenes it is reminiscent of the characters in Beauty and The Beast a flurry of activity and everyone in 6th gear trying their hardest. This is clearly a result of Beth and Warren setting an example of hard work and dedication. They pour their hearts and souls into each event and yet somehow manage to compliment the staff, even in the busiest of times, on how terrific they are doing. It makes everyone work that much harder to achieve the very best.

Yes, by the end of the weekend we are all exhausted, but smiling and ready for the next big event!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Breakfast, the most important meal of the day - especially on vacation!

Let's talk breakfast.

During the hustle and bustle of everyday, breakfast is usually fuel grabbed on the run or maybe nothing at all. When you are on vacation breakfast is something to treasure. You have the time, someone else is making it - what's not to love?

Inn guests are treated to a continental breakfast starting at 7:45. Imagine if you will a coffee station setup with piping hot strong coffee, raw sugar cubes, cream. .. tea? Certainly. English Breakfast? Earl Grey? Chamomile? Honeybush? Another table with from scratch scones or cinnamon rolls dripping with cream cheese frosting, yogurt, homemade granola, fresh fruit, pecan nut bread and baguettes with cheese, maybe smoked salmon, hard boiled eggs. But save room!
Have a seat at one of the breakfast tables, set with coffee bean bag burlap over white table cloths for a country inn comfortable setting. The wait staff will take juice orders and let you know what the hot breakfast special is of the day - you can always get eggs to your liking.

The specials range from Wild Maine Blueberry Pancakes to Eggs Benedict with Lobster Hollandaise to Breakfast Bread Pudding, Fritatas, Buttermilk Biscuits with Sausage Gravy, Breakfast Sandwich of Fried Egg, Mozzarella, Mortadella & Tomato Relish, Egg Cups with Bacon and Goat Cheese, French Toast - you never know!

Your breakfast comes presented with great care to detail and decorated with edible flowers or fresh herbs. If you watch outside early, you might catch the breakfast chef picking rose petals or pansies or chives. Often guests will remark, "Oh how beautiful!" The compliments don't stop at the view. The food is just delicious.

Special dietary needs? We understand. Gluten free products are available and have come a long way. Thankfully our Gluten Free guests have tasty options as well! It is always nice to provide the same pampering to folks who normally struggle to find acceptable options, let alone delicious! We also do incredible omelets with tomato, basil and Parmesan or goat cheese and mixed herbs or something we create just for you!

Whether you have a day of site seeing, hiking or just resting, we start you off with a hearty breakfast and a warm smile. We love what we do! Let us pamper you.