What’s better than a wonderfully relaxing weekend getaway at a charming inn and spa in beautiful costal Connecticut? Oh, you know, a wonderfully relaxing weekend getaway at a charming inn and spa in beautiful coastal Connecticut, centered entirely around amazing food! Yeah, that’s happening at Saybrook Point Inn and Spa in Old Saybrook and you need to get in on it, stat!
Saybrook Point Inn and Spa’s Food Lovers Weekends offer “food enthusiasts” an amazing opportunity to go behind the scenes of their highly acclaimed casual fine dining restaurant, Fresh Salt. Executive Chef Leslie Tripp and his team will be your tour guide through the whole experience, not only telling you about the restaurant’s philosophy and practices with local farmers and food suppliers, but also walking your through, step by step, how to create culinary masterpieces. You know you’re in great hands with Chef Tripp since he’s a graduate of the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and spent some time at Michelin Starred Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons in England alongside our hero, Gordon Ramsay, when he was just a sous chef for the legendary Master Chef, Raymond Blanc.
Each Food Lovers Weekend follows a different theme. Back in January the theme was centered around Italian Winter Holiday and the next weekend (February 20 to 22) will be centered around A Taste of New England featuring lobster rolls, local cheeses, wines, craft beer, and of course chowder! Then, March 6 to 8 (which we’ll be attending: YAY!), they’ll host a Tour de France weekend focusing on specialties from various regions including Flammekeuche Alsace (which if you’re like us, you’d rather just call a bacon-onion tart), Velouté de Châtaignes Truffe (Truffled Chestnut Soup) and Filet Mignon de Porc Laqué au Miel (Pork Tenderloin Roasted, Spicy Honey).
And as if that’s not awesome enough, you not only get to learn about these dishes, their ingredients, and how to make them, but the weekend will also include a two-night stay, welcome reception, breakfast at Fresh Salt, a dinner and gala on Saturday evening, and brunch on Sunday at Fresh Salt. The weekend packages start at $698 per couple (depending on how fancy schmancy you want your room to be . . . and believe us, the rooms are pretty darn nice). When you do the math on what that all includes, it’s actually a pretty great deal if you’re looking for a nice weekend getaway that’s different than the norm.
It’s not too late to get in on the February or March weekends for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetie, or a fun girls (or guys, because we know you guys love to cook too) weekend away. Hopefully we’ll see you there!