Nice piece about the Inn by Christopher W. Hunt in Greenwich Magazine online.
Monthly Archives: August 2012
The Innkeepers’ Sunday Supper will be cold Gazpacho Soup followed by Chicken Chili and, then, Ice Cream for dessert!
$15.00 prix fixe (excluding beverage, tax and gratuity). 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Reservations are appreciated.
It is the 133rd Hancock Old Home Day this weekend. Festivities begin tomorrow evening and continue with a packed agenda all day Saturday and Sunday morning. Magic shows, ice cream social, the Annual 5k Betty Pels Run for the Honey race, pony rides, music, pie eating contest and chicken barbecue. And more music. And more food.
What is Old Home Day? It’s a great returning – literally and figuratively. It’s an organized migration home and into the streets to be with your neighbors and family and celebrate roots.
Specifically, Old Home Day (or, Old Home Week) was the notion of a man named Frank Rollins, who became Governor of New Hampshire in 1899 and urged the State’s sons and daughters to come home for a week each summer, from the busy cities to where they had headed, in order to stay in touch with the values that embodied small town, New England tradition. He was trying to save New Hampshire from a massive talent drain at the time, but it is true enough to say that the values he was selling as an alternative to the allure of the cities have built Old Home Day into a lasting tradition throughout New Hampshire and elsewhere.
Barbequed Ribs for Sunday Supper this weekend, plus Baked Beans, Braised Greens (Collard or, say, Swiss Chard) and Corn Bread. Oh man! For starters, Fried Pickles! That’s pickles. Fried. And for dessert Peach Crisp.
$15.00 prix fixe (excluding beverage, tax and gratuity). 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Reservations are appreciated.
Our first year as Innkeepers is in the history books. One year ago today we acquired the Inn. MANY THANKS to everyone in the community – and surrounding communities – for their support, patronage and friendship along the way. Thanks, especially, to our very capable staff led by our Chef, Rob Grant, our Head of House, Andrea Molnar, and our Head of Housekeeping, Pam Nason. We could not have done it without them! (to which Pam said in response this morning “I know.”)
The Hancock Inn is a great Inn, in a wonderful place, which has everything to do with why it has been in continuous operation since 1789. We are very, very grateful to have the chance to be included among its caregivers.
Jarvis & Marcia.
Sunday supper this weekend will be Tilapia served with a Citrus Beurre Blanc, accompanied by whole grain, Wild Rice Pilaf and Haricot Vert. For starters, we will serve Zucchini Beignets and for dessert Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes.
It’s all very French.
$15.00 prix fixe (also French) - excluding drinks, tax and gratuities - from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Reservations are appreciated.