Monthly Wine Dinners

Each five or six-course dinner party is usually held on the 2nd or 3rd Saturday of the month (and sometimes Fridays too for a Wine Dinner Weekend).

In planning the menu and wine selections, we feature a wine region or food region of the world, a specific vineyard, or a special topic.  Each month, we include a wine expert, or a winemaker, in addition to Chef Barnes who explains the food preparation and why he made his food choices in pairing the wines.

As always, the menu will also be local farm-to-table driven. Our Chef tries to accommodate your needs. Menu modifications for dietary restrictions may be made upon confirmation of your reservation.

The bar will serve cocktails prior to dinner (one round included in the dinner rate).
Doors open at 6:00 pm to socially distance co-mingle with other guests. We sit for dinner at 6:30 p.m. at private tables (prior to Covid-19, we did encourage communal seating at long tables).  

 Rooms will be discounted by 10% for Winner Dinner Weekend two-night stays.
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July 30 & 31
BLUES & BLUEBERRIES WEEKEND
Celebrating the local harvest of Grounding Stone Organic Blueberry Farm and other local farmers and fishermen.

Both nights presented in collaboration with NH Music Collective and Crush Distributors.

Saturday - $130 pp. 6:00 pm
5-Course Summer Wine Dinner

Blueberry Dessert Buffet

Featuring Chase Campbell Band


Paired with The Grazing Room's favorite picks for our Wines of Summer (featured wines by the glass all summer).

Optional:

Inn guests may join us for a picnic lunch at blueberry picking at Grounding Stone Farm ($30 per person for lunch). Bring your bike to tour the Currier & Ives Scenic Byway to the farm.



Sunday - $100 pp. 4:00 pm
New England Clam/Lobster Bake with Country Fried Chicken (fish fry alternate for allergies), biscuits and delectable summer sides.
 Blueberry dessert buffet

Featuring Eric Lindberg Band (blues)

Choose from a Craft Beer Flight of Four or a Wine Flight of Four (one blueberry selection in each).



S A T U R D A Y' S    M E N U

Featured Welcome Appetizer & Aperitif:


Bluet, Wild Blueberry Sparkling Aperitif

Summer Water, Bubbly Rose (Central Coast CA)

FIRST COURSE

TBD


Wine Pairing:  Aizpurua B, Txakoli de Getaria (Basque region, Spain)


SECOND COURSE

TBD

Wine Pairing:  Bilo Idro, Marina Cuvee Bijeli (Croatia)


THIRD COURSE


TBD
Wine Pairing: Cherries & Rainbows, Grenache (France)

FOURTH COURSE


TBD

Wine Pairing: Sanctum, Pinot Noir (Slovenia)

FIFTH COURSE

TBD

Wine Pairing: Mollydooker, The Maitre'D Cabernet Sauvignon (Australia)


  BLUEBERRY DESSERT BUFFET



S U N D A Y' S     M E N U

Coming 6/15

WIne Flight of Four:

Domaine La Colombe, Coteaux Varois en Provence Rose (Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon)(France)

Bilo Idro, Marina Cuvee Bijeli (Croatia)

Keep It Chill, Gamay (France)

Blueberry Wine, Coffin Cellars (New Hampshire)
or Bluet, Wild Blueberry Sparkling Methode Champenoise


Moat (NH) Beer Flight of Four:

Moat Miss V's Blueberry Ale
Moat Hell Yes! Helles Lager
Moat Czech Pilsner
Moat Intervale IPA



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Moroccan Dinner Party

SPICE MARKET


6-Course Moroccan Dinner

Paired with wines from Austria's Steininger Vineyard.
A warm welcome to winemaker Brigitta Steininger.


Saturday, May 7. 6:00 pm - $150 pp

Billowy fabrics, spices, and street markets inspire our highly stylistic transformation of the barn. Live music. The menu is posted below in the next section. 




Also join us this weekend for:

May 8 (Sunday) - Mother's Day Brunch in the Barn - enjoy a super stylized space and lovely antique china for service. Mother's Day Event (Naming of Baby Goats).  Evening Launch of Sunday Barn Events - Live Music (through October)


S P I C E   M A R K E T   M E N U

Featured Welcome Apertifs:

Orange Blossom Fizz – coconut water, orange blossom water, honey, vermouth or gin, lemon juice

Moroccan-Spiced Mint Tea Juleps


FIRST COURSE

Harira Soup – a traditional soup of chickpeas and lentils


Wine Pairing: Riesling Steinhaus

Presentation of the seven salads and bread
Eggplant Zaalouk, Roast beets with cinnamon, shredded carrots with rose blossom water and orange, tomatoes with preserved lemons and sweet red peppers, fava bean salad, grated cucumber with oregano, cooked greens salad served with traditional Khobz bread, local butter, honey, olive, and dates

Wine Presentation for Course Two: Riesling Sekt

SECOND COURSE

Crisp Whiting Chermoula- crisp fried whiting in chermoula and lemon




THIRD COURSE

Chicken Tagine with preserved lemons, olives and dried fruit served with buttered couscous

Wine Pairing: Grüner Veltliner - "Loisiumweingarten Kampala"


FOU
RTH COURSE

Lamb Mechuoi - slow fire-roasted lamb in spices and
butter served with harissa


Wine Pairing:  Cabernet Sauvignon Rose



FIFTH COURSE

Selection of traditional Moroccan pastries and cookies

Wine Pairing: Cabernet Sauvignon Sekt

Moroccan Mint Tea or Coffee




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More 2022 Wine Dinners!


MUSHROOM FORAGING & FEAST
September 17 (Saturday) - Lecture and exploring with local expert Christine Gagnon of Uncanoonuc Foraging Company. Meet and Greet with Lecture 11:00 a.m. followed by foraging. Return around 1:30 for Mushroom Brunch with wine pairings from Slovenia and Croatia. $75 pp


BARN OKTOBERFEST WEEKEND
October 1 (Saturday) – Oktoberfest Weekend Part 1. Live Music
October 2 (Sunday) – Oktoberfest Weekend Part 2. Live Music

FEAST OF THE BEAST III: Malice in Wonderland
October 29 (Saturday) –  Live Music. $150 pp. Pig Roast Dinner - preceded by a cocktail reception with passed appetizers. 5 drink tickets.


WILD GAME BORDEAUX & BOURBON DINNER
October 15 (Saturday). Five or Six-course dinner. The wines will be presented by Alex Gray of Monsieur Touton Selection, Ltd (NY) and in collaboration with Pine State Beverages (NH). We will also introduce some favorite bourbons! 6:00 pm. $140 pp.

 
AUSTRIAN CHRISTMAS EVE FEAST
December 24 (Saturday). One seating at 4:00 p.m. (ends at 7::30 p.m.). $150 pp.

CHEF'S SPARKLING NEW YEAR'S EVE WINE DINNER - "A Tour of Europe's Sparkling Wines" by Touton Wine Company, presented by Alex Gray
December 31 (Saturday). 7:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. Luxury menu. Late night treats. $150 pp.




Plans for 2023 Wine Dinners!

*We plan to return to communal seating in 2023 (dependent upon the direction of Covid)

Saturday, June 24, 2023 - A Midsummer Night's Dream - Wine Dinner Party & Poetry Slam (prizes award for poetry winners)


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FREQUENT DINER & GUEST APPRECIATION EVENT


EARTH DAY COCKTAIL PARTY
April 22 (Saturday), 2023 –

Barn Cocktail Party featuring a screening of "Wasted!: The Story of Food Waste". Includes 2 drink tickets and an array of Pan Asian organic appetizers. Non-profit guests and wine presenter featuring sustainably-grown Iron Wolf Wines. Ceremonial inauguration of Colby Hill Farm. 4:00-6:00 pm. Complimentary - RSVP required. Optional a la carte dinner seatings in restaurant beginning at 6:00 pm (RSVP for dinner at same time as making cocktail party reservation).


Sample of some of the appetizers offered:

  • Grilled Kung Pao Spiced Shrimp
  • Crisp Vietnamese Chicken Spring Roll with Sour Lime Sauce
  • Malaysian Lamb Skewers with Coconut Chili Dipping Sauce
  • Shredded Bo Ssam buns with house made Kimchi





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