After a long, cold, and particularly snowy winter, it can be fun to look forward to Spring holidays and think about how to celebrate them with family and friends.
The Spa at Norwich Inn and Executive Chef Daniel Chong-Jiménez, can make your job a little easier with the Spa’s lavish and traditional events: An Easter Brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 4; a Mother’s Day Buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 9, and a more casual Father’s Day Barbecue – on the Terrace Deck, weather permitting – from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 20.
For Easter and Mother’s Day, guests generally come dressed to celebrate the holiday, and the Spa responds with beautiful flower arrangements, lavishly decorated buffet tables and a wide span of menu offerings to please all ages – everyone from toddlers to great grand-parents. The price is $14.95 for each child five to 10 years old, and $39.95 for each adult.
The 100+ menu items for these first two holidays include options for everyone in the family: the meat-and-potatoes guy (Herb-Roasted Prime Rib au jus), the vegetarian and the vegan, with their slightly different paths, starting from the premise of avoiding meat) the raw food enthusiast (Raw Bar with Shrimp Cocktail and Connecticut Oysters & Clams) the seafood-lover (Pan-Seared Salmon with Maple Glaze), and the “I’m on a diet and I want watch my calories” diner, who will have plenty of salads, fruits, vegetables, healthfully prepared protein (Sliced Turkey Breast, for example). For youngsters who are a bit suspicious of the food grownups eat, there will be a Children’s Buffet, including Hot Dogs, Mac & Cheese and Kids’ Desserts. There will also be an elegant selection of desserts for all.
Father’s Day is far more casual in dress and menu, and much of the food comes right off the grill, including chicken, steak, ribs, and corn on the cob.
Reservations are highly recommended by calling 860.425.3630. For a complete list of menu items for each event, visit www.thespaatnorwichinn.com/dining_seasonal.aspx. The Spa at Norwich Inn is located at 607 West Thames St., Norwich.