The Bucket List: JANUARY
Want to keep the holiday spirit going into the new year? Travel to the White Mountains and make a pit stop in Jackson, NH. Here you will find the Christmas Farm Inn & Spa, a one-of-a-kind lodging location with amenities and events for everyone. Whether you choose to stay in the Traditional Inn Room or a Family Cottage, you will discover warm and welcoming New England hospitality behind its doors.
The Christmas Farm Inn & Spa has a full-service Aveda spa for those who like to be pampered with luxury and relaxation, and a full-service pub for those who prefer to relax with a pint. Located in close proximity to Story Land and Santa’s Village, kids will fall in love with the Inn as much as their parents. With a prime location in the White Mountains, the Christmas Farm Inn & Spa has skiing, shopping, and eating just around the corner. Visit christmasfarminn.com for more information.
Whether you’re a wine aficionado or just a budding oenophile, you must attend the Winter Wine Festival later this month to start the new year right. Entering its 12th year, the festival provides an opportunity to eat delicious dishes created by the Wentworth’s own culinary team and of course, taste wine.
The Winter Wine Festival brings experienced chefs and sommeliers from across the globe to take you on a personal food and wine journey. If you are having trouble deciding which event to attend, try the first event, The Big Tastings on Jan. 20. Hosted in the Grand Ballroom at Wentworth by the Sea, there will be live entertainment and wine stations offering modern wines, international sparkling wines, Ports, and dessert wines. Master Sommelier candidate Tom Gannon will also make an appearance with his wines from the Spires Collection.
Be sure to purchase your tickets at winterwinefestival.com and free up your calendar from January 20 – February 26.
If you are like most people and plan to start the new year with a health kick, visit The Foundry. Located in Manchester, NH, The Foundry is the largest certified Farm to Table Restaurant in the state. With an upscale yet cozy feel, you will be impressed with the changing seasonal menu items and an extensive list of whiskey, wine, eclectic cocktails, and local micro and craft brews.
If you do plan to stick to your health resolution, The Foundry offers delicious options such as a Red Wine Poached Pear Salad or Crispy Glazed Brussels Sprouts. If you decide to treat yourself, the Foundry-Made Roasted Mushroom Ravioli or the Caramelized Sea Scallops are a couple must-try items. Whatever you decide on, The Foundry will have you coming back for more. Visit foundrynh.com for more information.