Saturday, September 20, 2014

Guest Newsletter for Sunday, September 21

Here is the Hawthorne Guest Messenger for Sunday, September 21, 2014.




Hotel Notes
Gingered Apple Sparkler
citrus vodka, sour-apple liqueur, ginger beer, splash of bitters, garnished with a cinnamon-sugar rim
and an apple slice
10.00

Weather Forecast   
Passing showers with a high of 78 degrees and a low of 59 degrees.

What’s Happening in Salem this week
Hidden on the roof of the Hawthorne Hotel is an exact replica of a cabin from the Salem vessel Taria Topan. Join us for a very rare visit to the Salem Marine Society. Learn why this unique site has its own story to tell, and how it has been connected to the Hawthorne Hotel for over 80 years.
Saturday, September 20 at 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Also on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 1:30pm.

VIP of the Day
The Hawthorne Hotel would like to welcome their VIP of the day, Daniel Mundy!

Flags of the Day
Uganda
Oklahoma

This Day in History
On this day in 1780, during the American Revolution, American General Benedict Arnold meets with British Major John Andre to discuss handing over West Point to the British, in return for the promise of a large sum of money and a high position in the British army. The plot was foiled and Arnold, a former American hero, became synonymous with the word "traitor."

I hope to see you here!

Juli

Stacy Kamin -- Light and Movement

The Kensington-Stobart Gallery located here at the Hawthorne Hotel is one of the nicest shops in Salem. This fine art gallery is currently featuring the work of Stacy Kamin, in a show called LIGHT AND MOVEMENT.

Sandy Heaphy of Kensington-Stobart Gallery with Stacy Kamin, Featured Artist


This show features beautiful oil paintings, as well as sketches, many of which were painted while Stacy was studying and painting in Paris, Amsterdam and Arizona.

Here is a link to more information about Stacy and this show:  http://kensingtonstobartgallery.com/stacy-kamin.html

I hope you will stop by to see these beautiful paintings.

Juli
























Guest Newsletter for Saturday, September 20

Here is the Hawthorne Guest Messenger for Saturday, September 20, 2014.




Hotel Notes
The Hawthorne Hotel would like to congratulate Renee Glowacki and Scott Bedard on their wedding today! It is an honor to be your home away from home!

The Hawthorne Hotel would also like to congratulate Josh Rodriguez and Bryan Hoffman on their wedding today! We are happy to be a part of your very special day!

Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your day perfect.

Weather Forecast   
Chilly start to the day, but a warm finish. Highs near 70.

What’s Happening in Salem this week
Hidden on the roof of the Hawthorne Hotel is an exact replica of a cabin from the Salem vessel Taria Topan. Join us for a very rare visit to the Salem Marine Society. Learn why this unique site has its own story to tell, and how it has been connected to the Hawthorne Hotel for over 80 years.

Saturday, September 20 at 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Also on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 1:30pm.

VIP of the Day
The Hawthorne Hotel would like to welcome their VIP of the day, Maria Gannon!

Flags of the Day
United States of America
Arizona

This Day in History
On this day in 1946, the first annual Cannes Film Festival opens at the resort city of Cannes on the French Riviera. The festival had intended to make its debut in September 1939, but the outbreak of World War II forced the cancellation of the inaugural Cannes.

I hope to see you here!

Juli

Friday, September 19, 2014

Bucket Challenge By MFAA for ALS

Yesterday we had a group staying with us at the hotel, MFAA, and they decided to do the ALS ice bucket challenge, to challenge some of their fellow facilities administrators in other states.  In doing so they raised a good deal of money for ALS.

We helped them with their challenge, providing many buckets of nice COLD ice water, and followed them out to the Common to take some photos and video to document this event.

We love getting involved with our "groups" here at the Hawthorne Hotel, and thought you might enjoy seeing what was going on here yesterday.


Gathering the stalwart members of the group with their buckets at the ready.

Some "action" shots taken by Elizabeth Buchanan, our Evening Manager.

One of these should be a slide show, and the other a video with sound.

video video

If you are thinking of having a group meeting, and want to do it in a place where you can have fun too, the Hawthorne Hotel may be just the place.  For more information, call our Sales and Catering Office at 978-825-4358.

I hope to see you here.

Juli

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Guest Newsletter for Friday, September 19

Here is the Hawthorne Guest Messenger for Friday, September 19, 2014.




Hotel Notes
The Hawthorne Hotel would like to extend a warm welcome and sincere Congratulations to Madeline Maglio & Ross Williamson on their Wedding Day. Thank you for choosing us to be a part of your special day! If you or your guests should need anything at all, please let us know!

Weather Forecast   
A mainly sunny sky. High near 55F.

What’s Happening in Salem this week
Lady of Salem Maritime Public Art Celebration
September 19 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Downtown 2 New Liberty Street, Salem, MA
Enjoy a community public art display of over 20 whimsically decorated ship’s figureheads adorning downtown Salem thru a self-guided tour brochure available at the NPS Visitor Center in Salem. “The Lady of Salem”, a unique, public maritime-arts festival in downtown Salem, spearheaded by the Salem Beautification Committee, hails the city's resurgence as New England's original Port of Culture. This nautical influenced street-art collaboration celebrates Salem's rich maritime history, showcases local artists, promotes downtown businesses and beautifies the city.

VIP of the Day
The Hawthorne Hotel would like to welcome their VIP of the day, Edward Meighan!

Flags of the Day
Turkmenistan
North Dakota

This Day in History
On this day in 1893, New Zealand becomes the first country in the world to grant national voting rights to women. The bill was the outcome of years of suffragette meetings in towns and cities across the country, with women often traveling considerable distances to hear lectures and speeches, pass resolutions, and sign petitions.

I hope to see you here!

Juli

New Atrium Menu Items

This week signals changes to our PEM Restaurant menus.  Today I was able to try out three of the new specialty sandwiches at PEM's Atrium Cafe.  Here are some photos and descriptions:

Seasonal Palette
Honey- Mustard-Roasted Tofu, Brussels Sprouts and Carrot Slaw with Dried Cranberries, Toasted Almonds and Shaved Asiago Cheese on an A & J King Baguette

French Sculpture
Roasted Butternut Squash, Gruyere Cheese, Roasted Zucchini, 
Yellow Squash, Carrot and Red Onion with Herbs de Provence-Infused Mayonnaise on Sourdough Bread from A & J King

Autumnal Portrait
Sliced Chicken Breast with Herbed Goat Cheese, Baby Spinach, Thinly Sliced, Roasted Apples 
and Candied Maple-Walnuts on A & J King's Whole Wheat Bread


Here is the complete Atrium Menu.  Remember, anyone can enter the PEM free of charge in order to dine or shop in their fabulous Gift Shop.


“Collection of Art and Culture”
Signature Sandwiches $7.95

(Check the Coolers for Ready-Made Availability, or These will be Made to Order)

Maritime
Lemon-Tuna Salad with Julienned Cucumber and Carrots, Shaved Red Onion, Sliced Tomatoes, Greenleaf Lettuce and Sweet and Spicy Pickle Relish in a Spinach Wrap

European Impressionists
Honey Ham, Sliced Brie Cheese, Apricot, Pecan and Honey Relish, Baby Arugula and Crispy Shallot Strings on Multigrain Bread

American Landscape
Roast Beef, Crumbled Gorgonzola Cheese, Dijon-Mayonnaise, Caramelized Onions, 
Baby Arugula and Sliced Tomato 
on a Sundried Tomato Wrap

Early American
Sliced Turkey Breast, Bacon, Bibb Lettuce, Mayonnaise and Cranberry-Raspberry Chutney on Sourdough Bread

Seasonal Palette
Honey- Mustard-Roasted Tofu, 
Brussels Sprouts and Carrot Slaw with Dried Cranberries, Toasted Almonds and Shaved Asiago Cheese 
on a Baguette

French Sculpture
Roasted Butternut Squash, Gruyere Cheese, Roasted Zucchini, 
Yellow Squash, Carrot and Red Onion with Herbs de Provence-Infused Mayonnaise on Sourdough Bread

Autumnal Portrait
Sliced Chicken Breast 
with Herbed Goat Cheese, Baby Spinach, Thinly Sliced, Roasted Apples 
and Candied Maple- Walnuts
 on Whole Wheat Bread
Please See Reverse Side to Build Your Own Sandwich

Guide to 
Enjoying Lunch in the Atrium

Most items are ready to pick up, pay for and enjoy, 
thus facilitating your visit to the Peabody Essex Museum.

Items that are ready to go include:
Clam Chowder, Soup of the Day,
Ready-Made Sandwiches, Rolls and Butter, Fresh Fruit, 
Fresh Salads (with your choice of dressing), 
Yogurt Parfaits, Freshly-Baked Pastries, Bagged Snacks, 
Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee, Assorted Gourmet Teas, 
Soft Drinks, Juices, Still and Sparkling Water, 
Wine and Beer


“Architecture Collection-Inspired”
Build-Your-Own Sandwich $7.95

Build-Your-Own Children’s Sandwich $4.50
(for children eight years and younger)

How to get a made-to-order sandwich?

Please decide on your sandwich ingredients first. 
After deciding, please pick up your beverages, soups, salads, or any other ready-made accompaniments and proceed to the Cashier station.
Place your order and pay for your entire meal. You will then receive a number to take to your table and your sandwich(es) will be brought out to you. 

Breads
Breads: Sourdough, Multigrain, Baguette
             and Whole Wheat from A & J King Artisan Bakery
Wraps:  Spinach, Whole Wheat, Sundried Tomato and Garlic-Herb
 Ask Your Server about 
Other Flavored Wraps Including Gluten-Free Options 

Deli Selections
Lemon-Tuna Salad, Honey Ham, Roast Beef, Sliced Turkey, 
Honey Mustard-Roasted Tofu, Roasted Butternut Squash, Chicken Breast

Cheese Selections
Brie, Gorgonzola, Shaved Asiago, Herbed Goat, Provolone, 
American, Gruyere

Spreads
Spicy Pickle Relish, Apricot, Pecan and Honey Relish, Mayonnaise, Cranberry-Raspberry Chutney, Honey-Dijon, Dijon Mustard,
Herbs de Provence-Infused Mayonnaise

Garnishes
Greenleaf Lettuce, Baby Arugula, Bibb Lettuce, Brussels Sprout Slaw, 
Baby Spinach,  Julienned Cucumber, Julienned Carrots, Roasted Zucchini, Roasted Yellow Squash, Shaved Red Onion, Roasted Apples



I hope to see you there, or here.

Juli

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Guest Newsletter for Thursday, September 18

Here is the Hawthorne Guest Messenger for Thursday, September 18, 2014.




Hotel Notes
citrus vodka, sour-apple liqueur, ginger beer, splash of bitters, garnished with a cinnamon-sugar rim and an apple slice
10.00

Weather Forecast   
Partly sunny with highs in the mid-60s.

What’s Happening in Salem this week
Turner's Seafood at Lyceum Hall - 43 Church Street
Throughout September celebrating the Bivalve Mollusk, serving the finest, locally sourced oysters with our special oyster lunch & dinner menus.  Link to their oyster menus at turners-seafood.com & join us at our classic oyster bar.

VIP of the Day
The Hawthorne Hotel would like to welcome their VIP of the day, Curtis Cripe!

Flags of the Day
Poland
New Jersey

This Day in History
On this day in 1996, Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens strikes out 20 Detroit Tigers, tying his own major league record for most strikeouts in a game.

I hope to see you here!

Juli

Food Photos -- Tavern on the Green at the Hawthorne Hotel

If you follow this blog, you will already have come to expect regular posts about our Locals' Specials each month, complete with photos I have taken of the special menu items.

We recently had some professional photos taken of our most popular menu items on the regular Tavern menu, and we thought you might like to see some of them, so here they are:

These first two photos are of one my my very favorite sandwiches -- Grilled Portobello Mushroom, on Brie-spread Sourdough toast, grilled onions and grilled tomatoes, and sautéed spinach, served open-faced.  This one is shown with our excellent sweet potato fries.   It is so fresh, healthy and delicious all at the same time!
 This next photo is of our Grilled Salmon Salad with goat cheese and roasted red peppers.
 This is our Grilled Chicken Club, a three-decker sandwich with lettuce, tomato, bacon and grilled chicken.  This is definitely a menu item for a hearty appetite.
 The following photo is of our Nachos -- definitely one of our most popular appetizer items and a great item to share.

This is our Raspberry Chicken Salad with Mandarin Oranges and Raspberry Vinaigrette -- a classic on the Tavern menu and one of our best-selling salads of all time.
 Thyme-Roasted Half Chicken is a classic done very well here.  It is offered with a choice of two side dishes.

Our Tavern Penne Pasta with Fresh Asparagus, Chicken and Smoked Mozzarella is outstanding, loaded with fresh tomatoes and fresh basil.
 Last but not least is our Warm Arugula Salad with Roasted Cauliflower, Fried Capers and Smoked Salmon.  Again, we have created a healthy yet entirely delicious menu item for your to enjoy.  This is definitely one of my favorite items in the Tavern.


I hope to see you here, in the Tavern, enjoying one of these terrific dishes, or the many other menu items that we offer each and every day.

Here is a link to the complete regular menu:  Tavern Menu

With many thanks to local photographer, John Andrews, for these great photos.

Juli


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Rooms For Weekends In October

If you are a regular traveler to Salem in the Fall, you will know that it is already way too late to get a room in Salem for the weekends (and actually for many of the weeknights) in October.  In order to help you out, here is a list of properties that may have rooms, that are fairly close to Salem.

My personal favorite to recommend is the first property on this list -- the Emerson Inn by the Sea in Rockport.

There are several reasons for this recommendation, but the foremost one is this -- you can take the train (the MBTA Commuter Rail -- Rockport/Newburyport Line) in to Salem.  Why is this good?  Because the traffic on the weekends coming in to and going out of Salem can be rediculously bad.  With the train, you will get here in record time, and not sit stewing in traffic.  And the train comes right in to the heart of downtown Salem.  Last but not least, you won't have to pay for parking (at October rates) once you do manage to get here.

So, here is the list:
Please note that even outside the City of Salem rooms do go fast at this time of the year, so be sure to call and reserve as soon as you are able to do so.

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Rockport
The Emerson Inn by the Sea-978-546-6321

Beverly:
The Wylie Inn and Conference Center-978-867-1800

Danvers:
The Double Tree by Hilton-978-777-2500
The Days Inn-978-777-1030
The Courtyard by Marriot-978-777-8630

Peabody:
The Peabody Marriott- 978-977-9700
The Holiday Inn-978-535-4600
The Hampton Inn-978-536-2020


If you need more information or would like more options please contact the Salem Visitors Center at 978-740-1650, or Destination Salem at 978-741-1352.

I hope this is of help to you.

Juli