Take a look at this... Chef Brian's Easter menu (four courses, three choices to make), served noon-4PM on Sunday, April 24th - we're getting hungry just thinking about it! To make a reservation, please email us or call 413.298.1690.
Jerusalem Artichoke & Spring Mushroom Soup
Lemon Zest & Thyme
New England Style Scallop Chowder
Chilled Asparagus & King Crab Salad with
Roasted Beet & Balsamic Vinaigrette
Lila's Lamb Ragout
Berkshire Blue Cheese Hominy
Equinox Spring Greens
Orange Sections, Pistachio Nuts & Rawson Brook Chevre
Grilled Maple Cured Berkshire Pork Loin
Roasted Baby Potatoes, Balsamic Braised Kale & Rosemary Jus
Roast Prime Rib of Beef,
Scalloped Potatoes, Roasted Carrots & Merlot Reduction
Punsit Valley Chicken Breast with Root Vegetable Risotto & Stewed Zucchini
Organic Salmon Fillet
with Vegetable Couscous & Lemon-Fennel Beurre Blanc
Sweet Pea & Zehr Farm Shiitake Risotto with Parsnip & Butternut Squash Hash
Lemon Tart with
Gingered Shortbread Crust
Strawberry Bread Pudding
with Fat Toad Farm Caramel & High Lawn Farm Cream
Flourless Chocolate Cake
with Raspberry Whipped Cream & Candied Orange
with Blood Orange Puree & Mango-Pineapple Salad
Game of the Week is Back!
On Fridays and Saturdays, we're be offering our popular Game of the Week specials. Each week, Executive Chef Brian J. Alberg offers an inspiring special entree for those who wish to try something extraordinary! Kangaroo, Elk, Wild Boar and Rattlesnake have all been or will on the menu. Be adventuresome and make a reservation to try something new! For information on reservations, click here.
Lots to Do
in the Berkshires!
T o m o r r o w !
All Star Concert
Saturday March 19 | 7:30PM
The Colonial Theatre
An incredible lineup of musicians comes to Pittsfield this weekend for the Boston Legends All Star Concert. From guitarist J. Geils and bass player Danny Klein of the J. Geils Band to members of the bands Boston, the Joe Perry Project and Bellevue Cadillac plus Sandy MacDonald from The Commitments, child prodigy Desire Bassette who has performed with numerous rock icons, The Uptown Horns and more. The Fools, who made their own mark in the history books of New England music, opens the night. Click here for info!
Hearth and Home: Still Life Watercolors with Deborah Hanson Greene
Norman Rockwell Museum
Saturday March 26
10AM - 3PM
Join accomplished painter Deborah Hanson Greene for a day's exploration of the watercolor medium, inspired by simple treasures from hearth and home. Bring along your own watercolors, favorite objects and lunch; the museum will provide beverages and snacks. $20, $15 members. Pre-registration is required.
For more info, click here.
On God's Green Earth a Free Woman:
The Story of Elizabeth Freeman
Saturday March 26 | 5PM
Step into the world of Elizabeth Freeman, known as Mum Bett, a local woman with national significance who inspired the abolition of slavery in Massachusetts. Tammy Denease Richardson, a gifted historical interpreter whose relatives were enslaved persons, will offer a dramatization of Mum Bett's struggle, presented in partnership with the Trustees of Reservations/ The Ashley House.
For details, click here.
Parrot Head Festival
Saturday March 26 |12PM
Wear your Hawaiian shirts, bring a relaxed - laid-back attitude and come ready to enjoy some Buffet tunes on the deck. Yes there will be some booze in the blender (for the over 21 crowd),
some Cheeseburgers in paradise, Beach dogs, and some. Fun games for kids including a scavenger hunt with prizes, Deck bowling, Hula hoop competition, a Limbo competition, and more. Click here for info...
Ricky Skaggs &
Mahaiwe Center for the Performing Arts
Saturday April 2 | 8PM
Ricky Skaggs is a 14-time Grammy Award winner whose name has become synonymous with both bluegrass and country music. With nearly 40 years in the music-making business, his songs transcend time and transport his audiences through the best of what bluegrass has to offer.
Follow this link for details.
The Colonial Theatre
Saturday March 19 | 8PM
The hard-rocking, British quartet settled in New York in the late '70s and began their domination of album, radio and concert venues throughout the United States. Foghat is one of the most recognizable bands today, known for their hits "Slow Ride," "Fool For The City," "I Just Want To Make Love To You," "Mumbo Jumbo," "Drivin' Wheel" and more. For more info, please click here.
Kathleen Madigan - "GONE MADIGAN"
The Colonial Theatre
Sunday April 3 | 7PM
It will be an evening of sarcasm and silliness when comedian Kathleen Madigan presents her new act, Gone Madigan, at the Mahaiwe. Madigan, whom Lewis Black deemed "The Funniest Comic in America," follows in the tradition of great comedic minds like George Carlin and Bill Hicks. With biting wit and a big dose of Midwestern charm, she skewers politics, American culture, and her family. Winner of the American Comedy Award for Best Female Comic, Madigan has been seen on "The Tonight Show," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The View," "Dr. Phil," "The Joy Behar Show," and has had her own specials on HBO and Comedy Central.
Click here for info.
|Sweet Spring Specials...
This is a great time of year to visit the Berkshires... Indoors or out, there is something for everyone here in the Berkshires. Museums? Check! Hiking? Check! Unique shopping? Check! Music? Check! Make The Red Lion Inn your home base and get out and explore! But, bring your bathing suit for our heated outdoor pool and hot tub - it may get warm enough of these days to sunbathe poolside!
March's Special: Maple Harvest!
Get away for a sweet Spring celebration that's available throughout the month of March! Our Maple Harvest special features locally harvested and produced treats from the first official harvest of the year: maple syrup, maple candy and house-made maple cookies. The special also includes overnight accommodations in a deluxe guestroom, breakfast for two, and taxes and meal gratuities. From $175 Sunday-Thursday and from $235 Fridays; based on availability; blackout dates apply. To reserve, please call 413.298.1690 or email us!
April Showers Bring Chocolate Flowers!
Why wait til May for spring flowers? This romantic package is perfect for couples looking to show their appreciation for one another and take full advantage of spring... or for a couple of girls in need of a getaway. The temp just might be warm enough to bask in the sun - but bring your bathing suit anyway so you can take a dip in our heated outdoor pool (surrounded by a radiant-heated stone patio)! Package includes overnight accommodations, breakfast for two and two chocolate flowers from Chocolate Springs, a local cafe specializing in handcrafted, European-style chocolate! Priced from $169
Sunday - Thursday and $229
Friday; tax and gratuities included. Package available during April 2011, blackout dates may apply. Please call 413.298.1690 or email us to reserve this package. Or to check other dates and availability please click here!
|Easter - Dinner & a Lodging Special!|
We love holidays! Join us for Easter on Sunday, April 24th, from noon to 4PM. Executive Chef Brian J. Alberg is offering a special four-course Easter Dinner menu! In addition to the other courses, choose from the following delicious entrees: Grilled Maple Cured Berkshire Pork Loin with Roasted Baby Potatoes, Balsamic Braised Kale & Rosemary Jus; Roast Prime Rib of Beef with Scalloped Potatoes, Roasted Carrots & Merlot Reduction; Punsit Valley Chicken Breast with Root Vegetable Risotto & Stewed Zucchini; Organic Salmon Fillet Vegetable Couscous & Lemon-Fennel Beurre Blanc; or Sweet Pea & Zehr Farm Shiitake Risotto with Parsnip & Butternut Squash Hash. Easter dinner is $49 for adults and $24.95 for children 12 and under. If you join us for Easter dinner, we can offer you a special rate of just $95 (+taxes) for a deluxe guestroom on Sunday, April 24th (Sunday night stays only).
Please call 413.298.1690 or email us for information and reservations - seating is limited! Click here to view the entire menu!
|Calling All Thrifty Travelers!|
Bookmark this page! It's your ticket to some of the best last-minute travel specials in the Berkshires and beyond! We update our offers weekly, perfect for when you get a hankering for a quick trip to our neck of the woods. Plus, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and you'll be even MORE in the know about thrifty getaways to Stockbridge!
You Bring the Business, We Provide the Comfort
Traveling solo for business? We've got an attractive special just for folks heading to or through the Berkshires for a business trip. We'll help you keep your per diem costs down by including overnight accommodations, breakfast and complimentary phone calls within the continental US for just $149 per night (available Sunday-Thursday through May 26, single occupancy only, based on availability). To take advantage of this rate, we will ask that you provide your business card upon check-in. The Inn's amenities include free WiFi, casual-to-elegant dining, entertainment in the Lion's Den pub, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a year-round heated outdoor pool and hot tub and free use of the computer in our Library. Please call 413.298.1690 or email us to reserve today! For information on meeting with your group at The Red Lion, please click here.
|Summer Packages - It's Never Too Early to Plan!|
Available beginning May 30th, our line up of summer packages is a value-driven way to plan some summer fun! We offer thrifty deals on packages that include Tanglewood tickets, admission to the Norman Rockwell Museum and the Berkshire Theatre Festival, or a full-on lodging/dining package that helps you take a deep respite from reality! Time to get planning!
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|Fun for the Whole Family (including April Vacation)! |
Stories for a Sunday Afternoon
Berkshire Theatre Festival
March 20 | 4PM: Animal Stories
March 27 | 4PM: Celebrate Women's History Month
Berkshire Theatre Festival (BTF) is presenting Stories for a Sunday Afternoon hosted by Gail Ryan this winter in the Unicorn Theatre. This free reading series will take place Sundays at 4 pm through March 27, 2011. Tickets for this event are free. Each week, great local actors will be reading some great stories from icons of the literary and theatrical world. Enjoy a hot beverage and cookie in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Advance reservations are available by contacting the Berkshire Theatre Festival Box Office at 413-298-5576 ext 33. Follow this link for details.
Baby Animals at the Shaker Farm!
March 16 - May 8 | 10AM - 4PM Visit the new lambs, piglets, calves and chicks filling the famous Round Stone Barn. You'll see the heirloom gardens come alive, and experience the wonders of Spring with our heritage breed animals. Lend a hand with farm chores, explore the historic buildings, and romp around with some new fuzzy friends!
Click here for more information...
Norman Rockwell Museum
Teen Workshop - Page Turners: Creating Hand-made Art Books
Saturday April 16 | 1PM to 4PM
Explore the process of creating unique hand-made books, exciting works of art in themselves. Teens are invited to design, assemble, and bind their own art books built from fine papers, fabrics, and art supplies. A variety of formats, including blank journals, scrolls, and fold outs are sure to inspire. For details, follow this link...
April Vacation Art Camp at IS183 (ages 5 - 14)
Monday - Friday, April 18 - 22 | 9:30AM - 3:30PM
5 classes | Tuition: $235.00
Great Art Through the Ages. An introduction to some of the greatest artists throughout history through hands-on exploration of their unique and exceptional work. From the earliest prehistoric cave paintings to Picasso and Pollack, we will build, sculpt, paint and create our own fantastic works of art!....Kids spend half their day in the art workshop and half in the ceramics studio... Click here for info - a half-day camp for pre-schoolers is also being offered during the same time period!
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