Holiday Menus

Celebrate your holidays at Colby Hill Inn. Every Holiday we strive to give our guests memories they won't forget. The holiday special meals include Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving, New Year's Eve, and our special Christmas Cheer Menu which is available all throughout the Christmas Season.

Updated holiday menus will be posted 6-8 weeks before the holiday.

Please note that we limit Valentine's, Easter, and Mother's Day reservations to
Frequent Diner Members up until 3 weeks prior to the holiday; then, we begin taking reservations from the general public.
(*Sign up for the program the next time you dine in The Grazing Room.)


EASTER CELEBRATION SUPPER

Sunday, March 31, 2024
3-Course Prix-Fixe Menu – $79 per person. Seatings between 12:00-3:00 p.m.

*Menu updated 2/15/2024



Welcome Basket of Bread, Poppy Seed Rolls & Biscuits



EXTRAS

Farmer's Cheese & Charcuterie Board - grilled breads, artisanal crackers, pickled vegetables, accoutrements  - $34

Spinach & Goat Cheese Pierogi Platter - chive sour cream, caramelized onions - $18


GRAZE

Lemon Chicken Noodle Soup - peas, baby carrots

Mushroom and Buttermilk Soup - herbed croutons

Spring Greens & Easter Radish Salad - cider vinaigrette

Baby Mizuna Salad - tomato, cucumber, snap peas, feta, and crisp bacon and red wine vinaigrette

Asparagus Salad with Shaved Pickled Red Beet Eggs - blistered baby tomatoes, lemon-dill vinaigrette




FEAST

Greek-Style Roast Leg of Lamb in oregano and garlic

Maple and Cider Mustard Glazed Ham

Petit Tenderloin -  brandied truffle reduction

*All of the above served with spring vegetables and fingerling potatoes

Day Boat Scallops - sweet pea risotto, oil-cured tomatoes

Rabbit Pot Pie - garlic mashed, spring vegetables

Carrot Spätzle - spring mushrooms, asparagus, smoked gouda







INDULGE

Easter "Basket" – Belgian chocolate mousse, Easter bark, chocolate peanut butter egg, Easter sugar cookie

Maple Walnut Spring Parsnip Cake - butter bourbon pecan gelato

Mixed Berry Short Cake Parfait

New York Cheese Cake with Dark Cherry Topping

Sorbet Duo - two house-made sorbets with almond tuille cookie









MOTHER'S DAY MENU

Sunday, May 12, 2024
3-Course Prix-Fixe Menu – $75 per adult ($39 for kids menu - 12 and under).
Grazing Room Seatings at 12:00, 1:00; 2:00; 4:00 p.m., 4:30 pm and 5:00 pm.
Visit our four adorable baby goats: Eleanor, Buttercup, Agnes & Jupiter!
Welcome Basket of Bread & Biscuits

EXTRAS

Oysters on Half Shell  
- (6 for $20, 12 for $36) -
Cherry Blossom Vinegar granita 

Spinach & Goat Cheese Pierogi Platter - $18 (6 pieces)


Farmer's Cheese & Charcuterie Board -
grilled bread, artisanal crackers, pickled vegetables, accoutrements  - $32


GRAZE

Buttermilk Mushroom Soup

Creamy Scallop & Tomato Bisque - cheddar oyster crackers

Spring Market Greens - radish, carrot ribbons, early tomatoes, crabapple vinaigrette

Organic Dandelion Salad - beets, walnuts, crisp bacon, sliced egg, smoked blue cheese, roast garlic, lemon vinaigrette

Ricotta Gnocchi - fiddleheads, charred carrots and preppers, ramp pesto




FEAST


Coq Au Vin - local Cornish hen slow-cooked in red wine and bacon lardons

Seared Petite Tenderloin – Dijon–Madeira sauce

Wood-Fired Grilled Lamb Chop - mint gremolata

All of the above served with served with spring vegetables, and roast garlic and cheddar whipped potatoes.


Peppered Pan-Roasted Halibut – spring parsnip puree, fresh peas, lemon butter

Saffron Risotto – Local wild mushrooms, Morel mushrooms, fava beans, asparagus, Pecorino cheese, truffle butter



Kids Choices: Buttermilk Fried Chicken or Spaghetti & Meatballs, Pasta Alfredo with Spinach







INDULGE

Coconut Lime Tart

Maple Bourbon Panna Cotta - almond tuille cookie (gf)

Chocolate Cake with Mocha Butter Cream - whipped cream, chocolate floral bark

Profiterole Trio - chocolate coffee chocolate chip, strawberry and vanilla gelatos, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, fresh berries

Seasonal House-Made Sorbet Duo with Almond Cookie













FATHER'S DAY

Sunday, June 16, 2024

À la carte menu - Seatings from 3:00-5:30 p.m. in the Barn
The Grazing Room Chef's Menu with some featured special Seafood & Grilled items just for the day.
(In case of excessive heat, we will operate in the Grazing Room)

We will also feature flights of craft beer, sake, and select wines as well as seasonal cocktails. 

THANKSGIVING MENU

Thursday, November 28, 2024
3-Course Prix-Fixe Menu – $75 per person. Seatings between 12:00-3:30 p.m.
Take-Out service is also available Wednesday from 4:00-7:00 pm and Thursday until 1:00 pm.

EAT AT HOME - Thanksgiving in a Box Order Form $65 pp (2024 form to be updated by 10/31/24)
Welcome Basket of Bread &  Country Biscuits with Maple Butter

EXTRAS
  • Local Cheese Sharing Plate –  plus $26
  • Local Cheese & Charcuterie Plate -with House-Pickled Vegetables - plus $32
  • NH Oysters on the Half Shell – plus $18 half dozen, $32 per dozen
  • Butternut Squash Tarte Tatin - plus $18



GRAZE

Apple Cider & Fall Squash Soup
Maple cream

Oyster & White Fish Chowder
Cornbread crouton

Fall Greens with Apple, Beets & Local Goat Cheese
Walnuts, crabapple vinaigrette

Market Greens
House cider vinaigrette

Sweet Potato, Roast Apple & Goat Cheese Pierogi Platter
Spiced apple sauce, cinnamon crème fraiche

FEAST

Cider-Brined Turkey (Hop N Hen Farm)
Herbed cornbread stuffing, cranberry chutney, giblet gravy

Crisp Porchetta (Tuscan roast Pork Loin) roasted with juniper, peppercorns and sage


Four Grain "Risotto" with Mushroom and Parsnip Ragout


Cherrywood Roasted Salmon
Cranberry ver jus


All entrees are served with the following side dishes:

  • Whipped Potatoes with Roast Garlic
  • Roast Sweet Potatoes 
  • Fall Vegetable Succotash

 







INDULGE

Freshly Baked Pumpkin Pie
whipped cream

Sea Salt Caramel & Pecan Chocolate Cake
Chocolate crumble, whipped cream

Apple Crisp
Vanilla gelato

Ricotta Cheesecake
Cranberry-apple chutney, whipped cream

Sorbet Duo - Blood Orange & Pomegranate

















2024 CHRISTMAS SEASON EVENTS

CHEF'S CHRISTMAS CHEER MENU: December 4-30 (Mondays and Tuesdays private parties only)Seatings from 4:00-8:30 pm with a view:  Gardens will be professionally lit with holiday lights.  The restaurant will be closed 12/24 and 12/25.

Winter WonderBarn Market  12/14-15 (Sat and Sun)(12:00-5:00 pm). - don't miss this highly stylized holiday scene with local craft, food, and art vendors. The Grazing Room will be serving up hot beverages and foods such as pierogi plates, bratwurst, apple strudel, and more. We'll also have a stand with holiday cookies, baked goods, and gifts,  Book for private cocktail parties of 20 or more starting on 12/9 through 12/22!


NIBBLE

Farmers' Cheese & Charcuterie Plate
Selection of local cheeses, cured meats, house-made pickles, grilled bread, artisanal crackers, accouterments such fig paste, honey – $32

New England Oysters on the Half Shell
Cocktail sauce, red wine mignonette –  $18 1/2 dz, $32 dz

Sweet Potato, Smoked Cheddar & Roast Apple Pierogies
Sour cream, crab apple butter –  $18

Rosemary-Glazed Honey Nut Squash & Sweet Onion Galette – $20

House-Cured Salmon Gravlax "Tartare" - marinated dilly beets with red onion, black bread - $18

Dutch Bitterballen (meatballs) – curried pulled beef, curried catsup, sharp mustard, grilled bread, house-pickled vegetables - $18

Portsmouth Mussel Pot – leeks, fennel, garlic, orange, local ale (white wine for g-free), kielbasa; grilled bread - $24

GRAZE

House Country Biscuits with honey butter spread  - $8

Traditional Slovak Sour Mushroom Soup - $12


Lobster Bisque – house-made oyster crackers - $14

Market Greens Salad – champagne vinaigrette - $12

Shaved Brussels Sprouts – grapefruit, beets, walnuts, smoked blue cheese - $16

Roast Lady Apple Salad  – lavender and black pepper goat cheese, winter greens, pomegranate, toasted pepitas, verjus vinaigrette - $16



FEAST

Pork Wiener Schnitzel – cucumber dill salad, sweet and sour red cabbage, French fries,  - $40


Lobster & Scallop Pot Pie - whipped potatoes, garlic confit - $54

Tandoori Pan-Roasted Monkfish – Tandoori cauliflower, coconut red rice, Madras citrus vinaigrette - $44

Slow-Roasted Chicken Paprikash  - herb and cheese spätzle, sweet and sour red cabbage - $42 -






FEAST (cont'd)


Ricotta Honeynut Squash Ravioli – broccoli rabe, Chanterelle and Black Trumpet mushrooms, truffle butter - $40
 
Rosemary Roast Leg of Lamb (Meadow View Farms) – winter vegetables, cranberry horseradish, duck fat fingerlings - $48

Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin  Wellington - porcini duxelles, foie gras butter, Bordeaux glace, winter vegetables, duck fat potatoes
 - $58

Cassoulet – White beans, dried sausages, smoked pork, duck confit, wild boar, rabbit bread crumb crust  - $42

Slow-Braised Veal Short Ribs - Porcini ragu, parmesan, stone ground white polenta, broccoli rabe - $45


INDULGE

Apple Strudel with Whipped Cream - $12

Rum Cake with Coconut-Pineapple Ice Cream

Adult Christmas Cookie Tray - served with spiked hot chocolate (bourbon, kahlua, Godiva liquor, peppermint schnapps, or Bailey's) - $14

Peppermint Panna Cotta - $12

Black Forest Cake  - $12




IMBIBE 

  • Glühwein
  • Hot Chocolate or Mulled Cider


Candy Cane Infused Vodka Martini -
House-infused vodka, clear Crème de Cacao, Angostura Bitters, Candy Canes

Deck the Halls  -
1796 XO cognac, clementine and pineapple juice, lemon juice, lemon-sage simple syrup, Boylan ginger ale or club soda

Chocolate Espresso Margarita - Camarena tequila, espresso, Kahlua,  chocolate liqueur, hot chocolate, cinnamon/cocoa/espresso rim.

Fainting Reindeer
Bourbon, cranberry liqueur, lemon, cider, cranberry-rosemary and brown sugar simple syrup, star anise

Santa's Mule
Gin, lime, cranberry and pomegranate juice, ginger beer, crystalized ginger and cranberries

Winter Aperol Spritz
Aperol, spiced cranberry syrup, prosecco, sparkling water, orange-cranberry-rosemary cube

Coming soon....

Pear Martini
Vodka, pear liqueur, pear nectar, walnut bitters, lemon

White Christmas Margarita
Camarena silver tequila, triple sec, lime juice, coconut rum, coconut water, coconut milk, coconut cream, simple syrup
Contoocook Nog
Contoocook Creamery Egg Nog, spiced rum, orange zest, nutmeg


The CHEF'S CHRISTMAS CHEER MENU (*updated for 2023!)
12/6-30. Closed 24/25th and Mondays and Tuesdays

CHRISTMAS HIGH TEA

Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15, 2024. Join us for a deluxe High Tea with some favorite Christmas treats! We begin at 12:30 pm. $65 pp includes a first round of mimosas, followed by your choice of holiday-inspired cocktails.  Attendees should plan some time after the Tea to visit our Winter WonderBarn Market (same days 1:00-6:00 pm).

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BEVERAGES

  • Assorted Organic Teas
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Holiday Champagne Punch
  • Coffee available upon request
  • Holiday Cocktails




SALADS & SAVORIES

  • Butternut Squash Soup
  • Plate of local cheeses, house-made pickles, grilled bread, artisanal crackers, local honey, fig paste
  • Brined turkey, cranberry chutney, walnut bread
  • Smoked Salmon, honey dill mustard, brioche
  • Minted cucumber with cream cheese, whole wheat
  • Deviled eggs with salmon caviar
  • Mini Beef Wellingtons
  • Mushroom Arincini
  • Poached Pear Salad


SWEETS

  • Gingerbread scones
  • Biscuits Cranberry Butter and Orange Marmalade
  • Mini Candy Cane Crème Brûlee
  • Chocolate Fondue Fruit Kabobs
  • Stollen
  • Truffles
  • Christmas Cookies

CHEF'S SPARKLING NEW YEAR'S EVE DINNER

Tuesday, December 31, 2024 (7:00-10:30 p.m.)
$190.00 per person (plus gratuity and sales tax).
5-Course Dinner with Pairings of Exceptional Sparkling and Wines (only the best for New Year's Eve!).

OVERNIGHT PACKAGE
We'll continue onward to midnight with our overnight guests. Enjoy a roaring fire, fun board games, more champagne, and complimentary late-night treats.
Complimentary Champagne Brunch and late 1:00 pm check-out for overnight stays
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COURSE 1-3

COCKTAIL PAIRING:
Pear Martini OR Maple Manhattan OR Fresh Tangerine Mimosa

Passed Chef's choice of Amuse Bouche

COURSE 1:

Seared Large Sea Scallop with Caviar - champagne-tarragon burre sauce

  • Sparkling Pairing: Aubert et Fils Brut (10% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Meunier, 60% Pinot 
  • Noir) – Champagne, France


COURSE 2:

New Hampshire Oysters Two Ways: Pine flower mignonette; Stuffed with Tasso ham, spinach, cornbread, creole aioli

  • Sparkling Pairing: Bellavista - Alma Gran Cuvee Brut (77% Chardonnay, 1% Pinot Blanc, 22% Pinot Noir) – Franciacorta, Lombardy - Italy


COURSE 3:
Risotto - black truffle, guanciale, pheasant confit

  • Sparkling Pairing: Coates & Seely Brut Reserve (40% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Meunier, 50% Pinot Noir). Hampshire, England

COURSE 4-5

COURSE 4: (Guests must pre-select one upon making reservation or one week in advance)

Petite Tournedos with Lobster Tail – sauce Bearnaise, duck fat fingerlings, crisp Brussels sprouts

Moroccan Spiced Rack of Lamb – cumin and cinnamon-spiced winter squash, oil-cured olives, winter greens.

Alaskan Black Cod Confit - smoky sweet pepper puree, patatas bravas, winter greens

  • Wine Pairing: Purple Hands "Loan Oak Ranch" Pinot Noir. Willamette Valley - OR (red); OR (white) Coppo "La Rocca" Gavi (DOCG). Piedmont - Italy.


COURSE 5:
Choice of:

Baked Alaska - passion fruit gelato, chocolate cake, meringue, raspberry coulis

OR

Pomegranate & Blood Orange Sorbet with Almond Tuille (gf)

  • Coates & Seely - Brut Rose (20% Pinot Meunier, 80% Pinot Noir) – England

Served with coffee, tea, or espresso

EXTRAS

Late-Night Indulgence – served at 11:30 pm

Assorted Chocolate Truffles, Sweet & Savory Bites

Champagne Toasting until Midnight



Back to the '80s Champagne Brunch – Monday, January 1,  from 10:00-1:30 pm (late check-out at 1:00 pm)
*Free for overnight inn guests - including bar
*$45 for the public (non-overnight guests) - including one mimosa or Bloody Mary

Freshly Pressed Detox Juice

Coffee, Tea, or Juice

Prosecco, Champagne Mimosas or Chef's Bloody Mary's (*additional charge for non-inn guests)

  • Assorted House-Made Pastries: cinnamon buns, mini muffins and coffee cake
  • Fruit & Yogurt Parfait with House-Made Granola

Choice of (local bacon optional for any):
  • Eggs Benedict with choice of house-cured salmon or organic spinach on house-made biscuits; roasted beet and sweet potato hash
  • Egg & Shrimp Shakshuka - chickpeas in tomato stew, spinach, braised egg, and goat cheese.
  • Belgian Chocolate Stuffed French Toast with organic berries, maple syrup
  • Steak and Eggs; biscuits, roasted beet and sweet potato hash
  • Avocado on Grilled Anadama Bread (or gluten-free bread) - sliced avocado, tomato, and optional fried egg with house hot sauce on side; sauteed kale and roasted beet and sweet potato hash

Sweet Ending Mini Crème Brûlee, Chocolate Pot de Crème or Apple Crisp


VALENTINE'S SWEETHEART MENU
*now updated for 2024 on  2/1/24

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
and same a la carte menu through Sunday, February 18th!
Seatings between 4:00-8:00 p.m.


 NIBBLES
House Country Biscuits – $8

Local Cheese Sharing Plate – $24

Local Cheese & Charcuterie Plate - $32

New Hampshire Oysters on the Half Shell - plus $20 half dozen; $36 dozen

Smoked Cheddar, Bacon & Scallion Potato Pierogi Platter - $18

Salvadoran Papusa Platter - braised chicken, smoked cheddar, cabbage slaw, aji panca sauce - $22


GRAZE

Heirloom Squash & Cider Soup
Roasted Pepitas - $12

Lemongrass Chicken Noodle Soup - $12

Winter Citrus & Beet Salad
Avocado, beet, feta, winter citrus - $16

Winter Panzanella Salad
Tuscan kale, roast butternut squash, oil-cured tomatoes, walnuts,
shaved apples, toasted hemp hearts and quinoa - $16

FEAST

Roasted Hen in Citrus & Bay Leaves - 
Roast lemon fingerlings, crisp Brussels sprouts, carrots and turnips - $40



Burgundy Braised Lamb Shank - 
Herbed spätzle, winter vegetables - $44



Grilled Kuro Wagyu Top Sirloin Tournedo - $44
Garlic butter, vinegar fries, baby broccoli



Heirloom Squash & Ricotta Maultaschen - $40
Broccoli rabe, walnuts, dried cranberries, sage butter

Pan-Roasted Kvaroy Norwegion Salmon - $40
Curried cauliflower, spiced lentils, lemon, cumin vinaigrette


Chateaubriand for Two - $130 per couple
Marinated sliced roast center-cut tenderloin, 
peppered Burgundy reduction, roast winter vegetables, truffled mashed potatoes

INDULGE

Whoopie Pie Trio - $16 - Chocolate & Peanut Butter, Pumpkin Maple, Lemon Tropical Cream - $16

Chocolate Lover's Trio - $14
Chocolate covered strawberries; chocolate pôt de crème, chocolate truffles

Passion Fruit Tart - $14
Passion fruit curd, fresh raspberries, chocolate shell

Baked Alaska - $16
Pineapple-coconut ice cream, brown butter cake, meringue

Sorbet Duo with Lemon Shortbread - $12