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New England Barley and Hops make for some unique craft beers

May 7, 2011


With a stimulating wine cellar recognized by Wine Spectator, award winning menus and a gracious relaxed setting the Manor on Golden Pond in Holderness, NH rewards even the savviest of travelers. But there is also a surprise for those looking for something a bit off the beaten path, their English-inspired Three Cocks Pub. A small intimate pub with a bar featuring a real copper surface, a baby grand piano in the corner and poultry inspired art of all forms displayed throughout, the Three Cocks Pub is a unique setting featuring a selection of micro brews and dessert and beer pairings.

Craft beer offerings, from New England include Allagash Curieux from Portland, Maine and Hennepin from the Ommegang Brewery in Cooperstown, New York. Curieux is a tripel-style ale aged in former bourbon barrels for 8 weeks. During the aging process, the beer is transformed, acquiring soft coconut and vanilla characteristics and a hint of bourbon flavor. Pair this with a dessert of Cherry-Chocolate Financier created by the Chef Peter and you have a potent beer that supports the bittersweet chocolate of the Financier.

For a draft pairing, try the chef’s Old Time Grape-Nut Flan with Smuttynose Star Island Single, a medium bodied, golden ale featuring a modest residual sweetness from honey malt and hints of citrus and tropical fruits. Old Time Grape-Nut Flan is a oft-forgotten New England Classic featuring toasted malt cereal suspended in rich vanilla custard – a perfect dessert for pairing with this Smuttynose favorite.

Or try the Manor’s Hazelnut-Mocha Crème Brûlée a rich chocolate and coffee custard with a hint of hazelnuts and a crunchy caramel crust. Served with sweet whipped cream, cocoa dusted nuts and a Nutella-shortbread sandwich. Pair this creamy dessert with Smuttynose Old Brown Dog on draft and the deep, dark flavors of coffee and chocolate underscore the roasted malts of Smuttynose’s smooth-drinking brown ale.

 The next time you want to try something a little different, small and intimate but with local character, visit the Three Cocks Pub at the Manor on Golden Pond  And try pairing your craft beer with a dessert created by the Chef Peter to be as memorable as your visit. Located at the corner of Shepard Hill and Route 3 overlooking Squam Lake in Holderness, New Hampshire.


Voice your choice on our new wine list

January 28, 2011

Each year, about this time, the Manor On Golden Pond submits an application to the Wine Spectator Magazine Restaurant Awards Program.  We have proudly received the Award of Excellence each of the past 12 years.   This year, for the first time, we would like proactively invite your suggestions on wines you would like to see us carry. 

 We currently have about 225 labels on the list.  Our list emphasizes vineyards in California, Oregon and France, supported by a sampling of Italian and Australian wines from popular regions.  We typically offer 10-14 wines by the glass.  We like to maintain a broad selection of wines at approachable price points of $30 – $80 per bottle, while also providing a number of traditionally exceptional wines.  A summary of our current wine list can be viewed here:  Manor On Golden Pond Wine List.

We welcome your input.  Please understand that the peculiarities of the state run New Hampshire Liquor Commission mean that we can generally only acquire wines that are carried by the state; in some instances, wines are not available in the NH stores and we have to buy full cases directly from state warehouses.  In other instances the state receives a very small allocation of the national supply for select labels making it difficult to access.  Nonetheless I am happy to explore any recommendations we might receive.

 Meanwhile – enjoy the snow!  It is beautiful here looking across Squam Lake to the snow covered mountains.  This week should be gorgeous with full sunshine on a fresh winter blanket.

New Executive Chef Welcomed to the Mano

June 10, 2009

The Manor On Golden Pond is pleased to welcome our new executive chef Peter Sheedy.  Peter was born and raised in New Hampshire and is happy to be back in his home state with his wife.  He is a graduate of New England Culinary School and brings with him several years of culinary expertise to wow all the guests that dine at the Manor.  Being a native New Englander Peter loves to create the tradition New England Cuisine that area guests have enjoyed for many years at the Manor On Golden Pond. 

Executive Chef Sheedy will be working with his culinary team and create many new and exciting dishes that will please even the most discriminating diners.  Chef Sheedy’s menu will showcases his wide-ranging culinary talents by incorporating a world of flavors into his dishes.  Chef Peter serves a New American menu with a classic twist.  Respected for his insistence on the freshest ingredients most of them native to the region, Chef Peter presents authentic American-inspired cuisine that delights the palate with blended flavors presented simply yet elegantly.

 “I’m excited about working with venison from a local farm, artisan cheeses from Vermont, maple syrup and farm-ripened organic produce that I couldn’t get in the regions I’ve worked in previously,” says Chef Sheedy “I’m looking forward to the creative challenge.” He plans to change the menus and specialties regularly to keep the cuisine fresh and interesting. Presentation is his signature, creating plates artfully designed with appealing color combinations.

Come in and meet Chef Sheedy and experience his cuisine that will keep you coming back.

Twitter with the Manor On Golden Pond

March 14, 2009

Come and twitter with us at the Manor on Golden Pond.  Become a fan of the Manor on Twitter.  We would love to hear about your adventures when you come to New Hampshire to vacation.

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The Manor Joins Facebook

March 14, 2009

The Manor has joined the new age and is now on FACEBOOK.  We would like to welcome you  to become a fan of the Manor On Golden Pond on facebook and join our family of travellers.  We would love to hear from you and maybe share some photos on your stay at the Manor.