Saturday, December 31, 2011

Luke Healy Receives Award

Yesterday we honored Luke Healy with our Full-time Employee of the Month Award for November.

 In these first two photos you see us surprising Luke on the "line" where he was cooking for a very busy Tavern.  Luke carries is the Chef du Partie for the Hawthorne Hotel, and as such he leads the "line" in the preparation of all of the a la minute preparations for our two restaurants, the Tavern and Nathaniel's.


He seemed well-pleased with this honor, especially since one of his prizes is an extra day off with pay.
 Left to right:  Juli Lederhaus, General Manager; Ken O'Keefe, Executive Sous Chef; Luke; and Steve Nelson, Executive Chef.

We all offer our sincerest congratulations and thanks for a job well-done to Luke.

I hope you will join us in these accolades!

Juli

Friday, December 30, 2011

A Small Look Back

This week Ann and James Ryan of Salem stayed with us in celebration of their 57 years of marriage.  It was extra-special for them, because their wedding reception was held here at the hotel all those many years ago.  I asked Ann if she had any photos showing even a little bit of the hotel as it looked then, and she was able to come up with this one, but she promised a more thorough search for additional photos.  So stay tuned.

We are pretty sure this was taken on the second floor, and it might have been in the Pickman Room which has been used for wedding photos for many decades.

We love the timeless look of her gown.

I hope you enjoy this look back 57 years.  

Juli

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Well-dressed Dogs from California, Part Deux

If you are an astute reader of this blog, you will remember Bruno and Duke from January of this year. If you are new to this, or just missed that post, a quick search in the search window for "Bruno" will bring up the earlier post. I just had to show you what these two cuties were wearing on Christmas Day.

 Thanks to guest John Enos for being a good sport and letting us "share" his cute pets with you, our blog readers, today.

 I hope you enjoy seeing the comings and goings of the Hawthorne Hotel.

 Juli

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Lighting Salem Common

For the past years, about nine I think, the Salem Common has not had any wintertime lights in the trees. The City of Salem, in conjunction with the Salem Chamber of Commerce, used to do this lighting of our most well-known park, but about that many years ago they stopped. We were told it would cost around $40,000 to $50,000 to bring the lighting back, because there was not a way to connect the electricity to run the lights. 

This year we found a way to do some lighting, and to make it happen the Hawthorne Hotel paid to get it done. I can assure you it cost less than 5% of that amount of money. We hope you like the effect, and we also hope that the City will find a way to do this going forward. It seems only right that if they can put lights in the trees on the Essex St. pedestrian mall, and in the trees on Front Street and Washington Street, they can put some lights in our historic Salem Common -- the oldest, and most well-known public park in Salem.

I hope to see you here, or there.  Happy Holidays from the Hawthorne Hotel,

Juli






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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New Year's Eve at the Hawthorne Hotel


Our special menu for New Year's Eve in Nathaniel's is ready for your dining pleasure.  We do still have seating available for this very special evening.  Live piano music, a romantic setting, delicious food, professionally-mixed cocktails and lovely wines will complete your special night out.

Call 978-825-4311 or 4360 for reservations.

New Year's Eve,
December 31, 2011
Nathaniel's Restaurant at the Hawthorne Hotel

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Amuse Bouche
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Appetizers

Seared Scallops
cauliflower purée, truffle essence and chive oil

Foie Gras Terrine
gooseberry jam and toasted brioche

 Edamame and Miso Soup
tofu ravioli

Crispy Duck Leg Confit
olive-cherry fricassee
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Salads

Classic Caesar Salad
Parmesan cheese, garlic croutons and Mediterranean white anchovies

Iceberg Wedge
applewood-smoked bacon, crumbled Great Hill bleu cheese, cherry tomatoes
and creamy peppercorn dressing

Vermont Goat Cheese and Dried Fig Salad
mixed greens, spiced walnuts, Champagne vinaigrette

Baby Arugula Salad
dried cherries, ricotta salata, crispy shallots, pear tomatoes and blackberry vinaigrette
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Intermezzo

Blood Orange Sorbet
  
Entrees

Seared Duck Breast
sweet potato gnocchi with foie gras and prunes, wilted arugula

Roasted Tofu Steak
tomato-horseradish sauce, blended rice and braised greens

Pan-Roasted Sea Bass
Champagne-caviar beurre blanc, lobster risotto and broccolini

Grilled Filet Mignon
morel demi-glace, truffled potato gratin, braised mustard greens

Braised Lamb Shank
bleu cheese mashed potatoes, haricots verts
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Desserts

Brandied Eggnog Cheesecake
blackberry coulis and fresh blackberries

Raspberry Panna Cotta
honey-cream Anglaise

Banana-Butterscotch Mousse
with almonds and milk chocolate

Chocolate Fondue
with fresh strawberries and petite cookies

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Mignardises

$85 per person for seven-course dinner
 plus tax and gratuity

Monday, December 26, 2011

Upcoming Events at PEM -- January and February


Do you like to make plans ahead of time?  This list is for you!!  There are always so many things to do at this wonderful museum here in Salem.  I hope to see you there, or here!

Juli


Saturday, January 14th | 9:30 am - 5 pm
OPENING DAY OF SHAPESHIFTING: TRANSFORMATIONS IN NATIVE AMERICAN ART
9:30 am | Meet at information desk | $15
Members-only Gallery Talk
Join art historian and Shapeshifting adviser Janet Berlo for a behind-the-scenes look at the exhibition. Reservations by January 12.
11 am and 1 pm | Meet at information desk
Docent-led Gallery Tours
Tickets available on day of tour.
11:45am - 12:30 pm and 2:30 - 3:15 pm | Atrium
Performances: Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers
Using instruments and songs passed down for generations, performers from the Wampanoag Nation share the sounds and styles of Northeastern traditional cultures.
1 - 2:15 pm | Morse Auditorium
Discussion: Changing, Knowing, Locating, Voicing: A New Look at Native American Art
Karen Kramer Russell, curator of Native American art and culture, highlights Shapeshifting’s central themes and explores the ways Native American artists respond to a world constantly in motion. She is joined by artists Kay WalkingStick (Cherokee) and Nicholas Galanin (Tlingit/Aleut) and art historian Janet Berlo, University of Rochester, NY. Reservations by January 12. Adults only.
1 - 3pm | Art Studios
Studio Saturdays: Make a Drum
Design a drum that represents you or your family. Made possible by American Dental Partners.
3:30 - 5 pm | Morse Auditorium
Film: Reel Injun
Reel Injun traces the evolution of cinema’s depiction of Native people from the silent film era to today, with clips from hundreds of classic and recent Hollywood movies, and candid interviews with Native and non-Native film celebrities, activists, film critics and historians. 2009, 85 minutes, directed by Neil Diamond (Cree). For adults and teens. Reservations by January 12.
Monday, January 16th | 12:30 - 6 pm
Human Rights Film Festival
Reservations by January 13. Visit pem.org for film descriptions. Made possible by the Lowell Institute.
12:30 pm | Morse Auditorium
American Outrage
2008, 56 minutes, directed by George Gage and Beth Gage. In English.
2 pm | Morse Auditorium
Sing Your Song
2011, 104 minutes, directed by Susanne Rostock. In English.
4:30 pm | Morse Auditorium
A Good Day to Die
2011, 90 minutes, directed by David Mueller and Lynn Salt (Choctaw). In English.
Friday, January 20th |8 pm |East India Marine Hall
Concert: Boston Artists Ensemble
Mozart’s String Quartet No. 22 in B-flat, K589, and Bartók’s String Quartet No. 4.
For tickets, please call 978-745-9500, ext. 3011. Tickets also available at the door. Members $20, nonmembers $24, students $12. Made possible by the Lowell Institute and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Sunday, January 22nd |2 - 3 pm | Meet at information desk
Story Trails: The Spiral Connection
Travel the world in Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci, by Joseph D’Agnese, to discover the math in nature. Create a Fibonacci sequence wall hanging. Reservations by January 19. Made possible by Target.
Wednesday, January 25th |9:30 am| Meet at information desk| Members only $15
Members-Only Gallery Talk: Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art
Join Karen Kramer Russell, the curator of Native American art and culture and curator of the Shapeshifting exhibition, for a look at the remarkable creative expression of Native American artists past and present. Reservations by January 24.
FEBRUARY
Saturday, February 4th |10:30 am - 4 pm
Weekend Festival: Lunar New Year
Made possible by the Lowell Institute and the National Endowment for the Arts.
10:30 am - 2:30 pm | Atrium
Drop-in Art Activity: New Year Door Gods
Create your own bright, festive door god to take home. For all ages.
11:30 am - 12 pm | Atrium
Performance: Lion Dance
Gund Kwok Asian Women Lion Dance Troupe returns to PEM! For all ages.
               12 - 1 pm | Atrium
Performance: Diabolo, Drumming & Folk Dances
The Chinese Folk Art Workshop presents traditional dances and more to celebrate the New Year. Listen to drumming, watch graceful dancing and amazing performances with the diabolo, an ancient Chinese yo-yo. For all ages.
12:30 - 3:30 | Art Studios
Drop-in Art Activity: Dancing Dragon
Make your own miniature dragon to take home. For all ages.
1:15 - 1:45 pm | Morse Auditorium
Storytelling: Dragons, East & West
Erik Rodenhiser brings to life two stories of dragons that show how cultures view dragons very differently. For children ages 3 and up with adult. Tickets available at admissions desk on day of program.
1:30 - 2 pm | Meet at information desk
Family Gallery Tour: Don’t Pet the Dragons, Art from China
Join us for this hands-on gallery adventure! For children ages 5 and up with adult. Tickets available at admissions desk on day of tour.
2:30 - 3 pm | Atrium
Performance: Dragon Dance
Gund Kwok performs a dragon dance in honor of the Year of the Dragon.
3:30 - 3:50 | Meet at information desk
Story Time: This Next New Year
Hear how one boy and his friends prepare for and celebrate Lunar New Year in This Next New Year, by Janet S. Wong. For children ages 3 and up with adult.
Tickets available at admissions desk on day of program.
3:30 and 4 pm | Morse Auditorium
               Film: The Fate of Old Beijing: A Vanishing World
Explore the vanishing world of hutongs, the realities of life within Beijing’s narrow streets and the future of these irreplaceable areas of China’s capital. 2010, 20 minutes, directed by Jonah Kessel and Kit Gillet. Chinese with English subtitles. For adults and teens. Reservations by February 2.
Saturday, February 11th | 11 am - 4:30 pm
OPENING DAY OF THE MIND’S EYE: 50 YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHY BY JERRY UELSMANN
11 am and 1 pm | Meet at information desk
Docent-led Gallery Tours: The Mind’s Eye: 50 Years of Photography by Jerry Uelsmann
Tickets available on day of tour.
1 - 3 pm | Atrium
Art Activity: Valentines
See examples of Jerry Uelsmann’s handmade valentines. Create your own.
2 - 3 pm | Morse Auditorium
Artist Presentation: Uelsmann on Uelsmann
Artist Jerry Uelsmann, a leading figure in 20th-century photography, talks about his life and work since the 1960s. Full of wit and humor, Uelsmann’s talks are famously enjoyable and not to be missed! Reservations by February 9.
4 pm | Morse Auditorium
Film: Outside In: The Transformative Vision of Jerry Uelsmann
Emmy Award–winning media artist Daniel Reeves creates an intimate, whimsical and energetic homage to one of the world’s most creative image makers. Visit the fascinating alchemical world of Jerry Uelsmann’s darkroom and journey through the surrealistic strata of his powerful photographic creations. 2006, 30 minutes. For adults and teens. Reservations by February 9.
Friday, February 17th | 9:30 am| meet at information desk | Members only $15
Members-Only Gallery Talk: Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art
Join Karen Kramer Russell, the curator of Native American art and culture and curator of the Shapeshifting exhibition, for a look at the remarkable creative expression of Native American artists past and present. Reservations by February 16.
Saturday, February 18th | 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Weekend Festival: Transformations Made possible by the Lowell Institute and the National Endowment for the Arts.
10:30 am - 3:30 pm | Atrium
Artist Demonstration: Weaving
Artist D.Y. Begay (Diné Navajo), featured artist in Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art, demonstrates how she creates her original hand-woven Navajo rugs.
10:30 am - 3:30 pm | Atrium
Drop-in Art Activity: Weaving
Explore the principles of weaving during this fun, hands-on program.
                11:30 am - 12 pm
Family Gallery Exploration
Explore Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art in a 30-minute, hands-on tour designed just for families. For children ages 5 and up with adult. Tickets available at admissions desk on day of program.
                12 and 3 pm | Atrium
                Performances: Yellow Bird
The internationally renowned family dance troupe from Phoenix, Ariz., led by Ken Duncan (Apache), performs the energetic and stunning hoop dance and more.
1 - 2 pm | Meet at information desk
Docent-led Gallery Tour: Shapeshifting
For adults and teens. Tickets available at admissions desk on day of tour.
2 pm | Meet at information desk
Story Time: Jingle Dancer
How will Jenna be able to perform a jingle dance in the upcoming powwow without enough tin jingles? Hear what happens when we read Jingle Dancer, by Cynthia Leitich Smith, a tribal member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. For families with children ages 4 and up. Tickets available at admissions desk on day of program.
3 - 4:30 pm | Morse Auditorium
Film: Dear Lemon Lima
While rallying her fellow misfits to compete in their school's Snowstorm Survivor competition, an awkward Alaskan teen discovers her Yup'ik heritage. PG-13, 87 minutes. For adults and teens. Reservations by February 16.
Sunday, February 19th | 10:30 am - 4 pm
Weekend Festival: Transformations
See February 18 listings. Made possible by the Lowell Institute and the National Endowment for the Arts.
2 - 3 pm | Meet at information desk
Story Trails: Read the Stars
Listen to a Navajo legend retold in Jerrie Oughton’s book How the Stars Fell into the Sky, and design a constellation shadowbox with your own star pattern. For children ages 5 to 8 with adult. Reservations by February 16. Made possible by Target.
3 - 4:30 pm| Morse Auditorium
Film: Barking Water
Join Frankie and Irene on their drive through Oklahoma on a redemptive journey that introduces the struggles of their past relationship and Frankie’s urgent need to make amends with his daughter and her child. 2009, 78 minutes, directed by Sterlin Harjo. For adults and teens. Reservations by February 16.
Monday, February 20th - Friday, February 24th | 10 am - 5 pm daily
February School Vacation Week -- Native American Artists: New England!
Activities inspired by Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art. Made possible by the Lowell Institute.
11 am - 3 pm daily| Atrium
Drop-in Art Activities for families
11:30 am - 12 pm daily
Family Gallery Exploration
A hands-on exploration designed just for families. For families with children ages 5 and up. Tickets available at admissions desk on day of program.
11 am - 3:30 pm | Atrium
Artist Demonstration: Woven Quillwork
Aquinnah Wampanoag artist Elizabeth James-Perry demonstrates the intricate art of woven quillwork. See how she transforms porcupine quills into works of art.
12 - 12:30 and 2 - 2:30 pm | Atrium
Performances: Drumming
Jonathan Perry (Aquinnah Wampanoag) performs at PEM followed by a Q&A.
Tuesday, February 21st
School Vacation Week continues, see February 20th listing..
11 am - 3:30 pm | Atrium
Artist Demonstration: Woven Quillwork
Wednesday, February 22nd
School Vacation Week continues, see February 20th listing
9:30 am| Meet at information desk| Members only $ 15
The Mind’s Eye: 50 Years of Photography by Jerry Uelsmann
Photography Curator Phillip Prodger leads a tour of Jerry Uelsmann’s images. Reservations by February 21.
10:30 am |Meet at information desk
PEM Pals
A fun, interactive program designed for preschoolers and their caregivers. For children ages 5 and under with adult. Made possible by Target and American Dental Partners.
11 am - 3:30 pm| Atrium
Artist Demonstration: Basketry
Theresa Secord (Penobscot) demonstrates the process she has used to make extraordinary baskets for more than 20 years.
Thursday, February 23rd
School Vacation Week continues, see February 20th listing
11 am - 3:30 pm| Atrium
Artist Demonstration: Basketry
3:45 - 4:15 pm | Art Studios
Family Workshop: Woven Bookmark
Weave a sweet-grass bookmark with artist Theresa Secord (Penobscot).
For families with children ages 7 and up. Reservations by February 22.
Friday, February 24th
School Vacation Week continues, see February 20th listing
11 am and 2 pm | Atrium
Performances: Exploring Wampanoag Culture
Annawon Weeden (Mashpee Wampanoag) shares stories, dance and music from his tribal culture.
ONGOING
Select Wednesdays | 10:30 - 11:30 am | Meet at information desk
PEM Pals. Made possible by Target and American Dental Partners.
For families with children up to age 5.  
Saturdays and Sundays | 1 - 3 pm | Art & Nature Center
Weekend Drop-in Art Activities. Made possible by American Dental Partners.
Saturdays and Sundays | 11:30 am - 12 pm 
Family Tours: Family Gallery Explorations
For families with children ages 5 and up. Tickets available at admissions desk on day of program.  

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Hawthorne Hotel's Flags of the Week ~~ December 26 through January 1, 2012

Monday , December 26 Belarus and Utah


Tuesday , December 27 Belgium and Vermont

Wednesday , December 28 Belize and Virginia

Thursday , December 29 Benin and Virgin Islands

Friday , December 30 Bhutan and Washington

Saturday , December 31 Bolivia and West Virginia

Sunday , January 1 Bosnia and Herzegovina and Wisconsin

Here are this week's flags.  If you have a special request, email us at info@hawthornehotel.com or call us at 978-825-4444.

I hope to see you here.

Juli

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Caroling with Julie Dougherty

Annually for 29 years this event is hosted by the Hawthorne Hotel as a free event for Salem residents.

YouTube Video

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Stepping Back in Time, 30 Years Ago

We love reading about ourselves in national magazines. Even when the issue is from 1982!! While our rates have changed to keep up with inflation, the fact that we are the most-recommended hotel in Salem remains the same. To better view this article, just click on it with your mouse. I hope you enjoy reading this cool old magazine story about a visit to Salem, and will plan a trip to see us soon. Juli


Friday, December 23, 2011

Really Last Minute Gifts

If you completely forgot a gift for someone, and you need to get something even on Christmas Day when everything else is closed, come on over to the Hawthorne Hotel. We have Gift Cards, of course, but we also have Hawthorne Hotel Christmas Ornaments, Hawthorne Hotel Dog Toys, Tee-Shirts, Beautiful Rotary Raffle-Calendars of Salem, and a nice selection of Books. We take all major credit cards (except for the Rotary calendar), and there is even an ATM in the lobby.

Obviously all of this easy-lifting kind of shopping means you will have time for a delicious holiday cocktail in the Tavern.  :-)
Holiday Ornament $19.99
Hawthorne Hotel Tee-Shirt $13.99
Gift Card in Any Denomination
Dog Squeaky Toy $4
Dog Squeaky Toy/Blanket $5
I hope we can help you out. Juli

Holiday Happenings at the Hawthorne Hotel

We have a few more Holiday Happenings for you to enjoy here at the Hawthorne Hotel this December.

Christmas Eve -- Caroling with Julie Dougherty and Friends in the Ballroom.  Free-will donation to local food pantries.  Complimentary Hot Cocoa and Cookies.  Cash Bar.  4 pm to 7 pm
Caroling with Julie and Friends in the Ballroom

Tavern will be open for normal dinner until 11 pm -- seating is first-come basis.

Nathaniel's is completely committed for Christmas Eve.

Christmas Day -- There is still some limited availability for our Christmas Day Buffet.  For information call 978-825-4360 or 4311.

We will begin serving our regular menu in the Tavern about 5 pm on Christmas Day as well.  Again, that will be on a first-come basis.

New Year's Eve -- Reservations are still available.  Call 978-825-4360 or 4311.  I will post the menu selections very soon.

I hope to see you here over the holidays.

Juli

Thursday, December 22, 2011

If You Love Salem, You Will Really Like This Post!!

One of the BEST blog posts ever written about a wonderful Salem attraction, the House of the Seven Gables.

Do take the time to read this entire post -- you will not be disappointed, and you will learn a lot.  You have my word on this!

http://www.thedistractedwanderer.com/2011/12/virtual-visit-to-salems-house-of-seven.html

And if now is just too busy a time, bookmark the post to come back to, or remember "The Distracted Wanderer" is someone you want to friend and follow on FaceBook, Twitter, or the blog.

I hope you enjoy it!

Juli



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#SalemMA
#Travel
#NBCVB

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Teddy Bear Tea = Happy Families

Abby (4) and Ella (6)
Abby and Ella had such a good time with the Teddy Bear that they invited Teddy over to their house for a sleepover.  They then went on to ask Teddy for food favorites, and since Teddy does not speak, they found it possible to ask yes or no questions, such as "do you like honey" which got a resounding head nod "yes!"
Grandmom Roberta, Mom Mary Claire, and Daughter Abby dancing to the music at the Teddy Bear Tea

Ella, Abby and Mary Claire 

The children adore our musician, Yasko Kubota, who plays at most of  these events.

The Marines came to collect all of the Toys for Tots which we collected in "payment" of the children's "tea" price.
Teddy Bear Tea Photo Album 2011

I hope you enjoy seeing yet another family event that we host here at the Hawthorne Hotel.  This event is done for our customers' children and grandchildren, and for children in the area who are less fortunate, to collect Toys for Tots each year.  It is just a small part of the donations we make to our community here on the North Shore of Massachusetts.

Juli

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

"Greening" becomes "Red-ing"

While commonly recognized as a term, "greening" some space or another, we are feeling the need to develop a new word to describe what we are doing here -- thus "red-ing" was born of necessity.  This week we replaced a lot of the poinsettias in the lobby to keep this area looking pristine through the rest of this holiday month.  Here are some photos of that process, and the finished product.

We hear so many nice comments from guests as they enter the lobby this time of the year, and since I can't really share their reaction with you, fair blog reader, I can at least share what they see.

John Goss and Barry Eliuk changing out the poinsettias on our lobby tree.



I hope to see you here.

Juli

Monday, December 19, 2011

Visiting Salem and the House of the Seven Gables

It is so nice when someone makes my job a bit easier.  That is certainly the case when blogger Linda Orlomoski writes a blog post about Salem.  Today she has written Part I of her post about visiting the House of the Seven Gables.  I hope it piques your interest enough to come for a visit.

Just click right here: House of the Seven Gables Visit, Part I

By the way, we here at the Hawthorne Hotel do offer a really good "value package" that includes tickets to the House of the Sever Gables.  It is called the Explore Salem package, so if you are coming to Salem, be sure to check it out.  It is available both on our website's reservation booking engine, and by phone directly to the hotel at 978-744-4080 or 800-729-7819.

Click here to go to our booking engine, to check availability:  Hawthorne Hotel "Check Availability"

I hope to see you here.

Juli

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Extra, extra!

Thanks to two "friends" of the Hawthorne Hotel we have a new banner for this blog, just in time for the holiday season.  Hope you enjoy it.

Special thanks to Claire Rachael and Linda!

Juli

Hawthorne Hotel's Flags of the Week ~~ December 19 trough 25, 2011


As this year draws to a close, we continue to hang different flags on the front of the Hawthorne Hotel every day.  We hope that by looking and seeing another country's flag,and another state's flag we might pause for just a moment to reflect about the broadness of our world, the diversity held therein, and yet our sameness, our humanity.

Monday, December 19 ~~ Austria and Pennsylvania
Tuesday, December 20 ~~ Azerbaijan and Puerto Rico
Wednesday, December 21~~ Bahamas and Rhode Island
Thursday,  December 22 ~~ Bahrain and South Carolina
Friday,  December 23 ~~ United Kingdom* and South Dakota
Saturday, December 24 ~~ Bangladesh and Tennessee
Sunday, December  25 ~~ Barbados and Texas
 * denotes special request(s)

I hope you enjoy thinking just a little bit about somewhere other than where you are right now, and if this flag post, and our habit of recognizing other places helps you to do that, then we will count this another successful week, and another good year.

Juli

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Lobster Dinner for $3???

We were recently loaned a nice old menu (to scan to our archives) from the Hawthorne Hotel, back in the day, as they say.  Here are some images that will certainly make you chuckle when you see the prices.

Right Side Insider Menu

Back Menu Cover

Menu Cover

Left inside page of menu.

I hope you enjoy this step back in time.  Now, does anyone have a copy of a receipt from the restaurant with any of these menu items and prices on it?  If so, please let us borrow it to scan into our archives.  There could be a lobster dinner for $3 in it for you if you do!

Special thanks to Nelson Dionne for always thinking of us!

Juli

Friday, December 16, 2011

Friendly Fridays in December

If you have always wanted to do a getaway at the Hawthorne Hotel, but thought you could not afford it, today and next Friday might be just the time for you to getaway here.


We are offering a Friendly Fridays special, which means you will receive our lower off-season pricing, with an additional 25% reduction, AND complimentary breakfast.  This is a steal of a deal, available only for new bookings for Friday December 16 or Friday December 23, 2011.



Call us right away! This is a limited offer, one you will not want to miss.  Our reservation line is 978-744-4080 or 800-729-7829 (SAY-STAY). Not valid on existing reservations or with other offers or packages. Happy Holidays!

I hope to see you here.


Juli


Thursday, December 15, 2011

The "Hawthorne Family" Grows Again








Today I had the opportunity to get to know one of the newest members of the "Hawthorne Family", little Landan joined mom (and Hawthorne Hotel Banquet Manager) Liz Dube, and big sister Lila here at the Hotel today, when they accompanied Grandma and Grandpa down here for lunch in the Tavern.  Little Landan joined the "family" this fall.

I love the expressions on his face, and because I couldn't choose one photo over another, I have shared a number of these darling photographs with you.

Please indulge me, fair blog reader, by enjoying this display of childhood innocence.  I hope you don't mind my sharing this pleasant part of my day here at the Hawthorne Hotel.  As we wrestle with budgets, projects, and all of the myriad year-end tasks on our to-do lists, it is enjoyable to take just a few minutes for our "family."

Juli

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Teddy Bear Tea Is Coming

Here is Claire Kallelis, Director of Food & Beverage for the Hawthorne Hotel, along with Adam McInnes, Dining Services Manager, posing with our collection of Teddy Bears who will be part of the Teddy Bear Tea this coming Saturday, December 17.
If you have not yet made your reservation, give us a call at 978-825-4311 to see if we can get you in. I hope to see you here. Juli Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Day Brunch and Dinner Menu at the Hawthorne Hotel


On Sunday December 25 we will be serving breakfast for seatings up until 9 am.  Then we switch over to begin our Sunday Brunch menu shown below.  Reservations are strongly recommended, and can be obtained by calling 978-825-4311 or 4360.

   
Cold Buffet
Baked Christmas Brie, Dried Fruits, Spiced Pecans and Crackers
Smoked Salmon, Caper and Tomato Salad, Flat Bread and Bagels
Fresh Seasonal Fruit Display
Cranberry and Pumpkin Breads, Freshly Baked Muffins,
Cinnamon Rolls and Assorted Dinner Rolls
Tossed Green Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette and Creamy Peppercorn Dressings

 “We Three Things of Orient Are” Salad  Lo Mein Noodles, Cashew Chicken, Water Chestnuts

 “Nuttin’ for Christmas Salad”  Julienned Carrots, Zucchini, Savoy and Red Cabbages, Vinaigrette Dressing “Coal”Slaw

“Let It Snow” Pasta Salad
Orecchiette Pasta, Roasted Cauliflower, Blanched Frisée, Confetti Vegetables

“Jingle Bell Salad”  Chilled Jambalaya Salad, Long-Grain Rice, Shrimp, Smoked Ham, Chicken and Vegetables with a Spicy Vinaigrette

 “These Are a Few of My Favorite Things” Salad
Marinated Tomatoes, Artichokes and Mushrooms

Hot Buffet


Local Seafood Medley with Lobster-Sherry Sauce
Eggs Benedict Bread Pudding
Chive-Buttered Mashed Potatoes


Maple-Butternut Squash 
Peas and Pearl Onions 
Sweet Potato Hominy Grits
Scalloped Potatoes with Melting Leeks



Carving Station
Roast Turkey Breast with Onion-Sage Stuffing, Gravy and Cranberry Sauce
Baked Ham with Honey-Mustard Sauce
Slow-Roasted Prime Rib of Beef, au Jus, with Horseradish Cream



11 am to 3:30 pm
Scrambled Eggs
Crisp Bacon and Maple-Sausage
Belgian Waffles with Maple Syrup,
Whipped Cream, Fruit Compotes

3:30 pm to 7 pm
Three-Cheese Tri-Color Cappelletti with Dried Cranberry Cream Sauce
Steamed Green Beans Amandine
 Buttered Brussels Sprouts with Bacon


Desserts


Apple Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Cheesecake
Pecan Pie
Cookies

Warm Apple-Cranberry Crisp
Chai-Rum Bread Pudding
Chocolate-Amaretto Mousse
Gingerbread Cookies
Bûche de Noel

Chocolate Layer Cake
Chantilly Cream
Carrot Cake
Spice Cookies
Assorted Mini Pastries

Adults $40.95 ~~ Children 12 and Younger $16.95  

I hope to see you here.

Juli