Monday, February 18, 2019

Why Come to a Wine Pairing Dinner @ The Wakefield Inn & Restaurant?

Why Come to a Wine Pairing Dinner @ The Wakefield Inn & Restaurant?

First of all, Chef Christina is a great chef and if you don't already know that, you'll have to trust me, just this once, because I am the very proud mother-of-the chef and she is SO good.

Secondly, Chef Christina just doesn't rely on her own, in-depth knowledge, she calls in the expert, Lauren. Lauren, whom we consider a close a family friend, who just happens to be a certified wine specialist, really knows her stuff and you will thoroughly enjoy her.

Last but not least, if you've never joined one of our wine pairing dinners before, you'll truly love the family style dining experience while enjoying some of the best food ever, listening to some very sage and interesting wine advice from Lauren while enjoying time with folks who may even end up becoming good friends.

It's just like being invited to someone's house and having the best dinner ever and learning a thing or two about great food and great wine.

If I've managed to convince you, give us a call at 603-522-8272 to reserve your spot for our very first wine pairing dinner of 2019 on Thursday, February 21st.

Colleen (proud mother of the chef)

Below is a sneak peek at the menu:

Wakefield Inn & Restaurant Wine Pairing Dinner
$60.00 per person 6pm to 8pm
CALL today to reserve your spot - Seating is limited. Call 603-522-8272

Next Wine Pairing Dinner - Thursday, February 21, 2019

1st Course paired with Angelini Veneto Pinot

Grigio Shrimp and Asparagus Risotto
Lemon Chicken Lettuce Cups

2nd Course paired with Palagetto Chianti Colli Senesi 

Lasagna Fritta
Fettuccini with bolognaise sauce

3rd Course paired with Angelini Veneto Pinot Noir

Herb crusted baked salmon
Duck breast with a pomegranate citrus glaze

4th Course paired with Russo Limoncello


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Remembering Valentines Weekend, 2015!

Remembering Valentines Weekend, 2015!

It's that time of year again, Valentines Weekend, 2019. For those of you who have been customers of ours will remember Giacomo Dino's arrival on February 12, 2015. How could you forget?

For those of you who do not remember, here's our story:

A Heartfelt Thanks from The Wakefield Inn & Restaurant Family – Letter to the Editor Carroll County Independent – February 19, 2015

We cannot begin to express our thanks and appreciation to 2 small, family run businesses who stepped up to help us out in our hour of need, literally, the Poor People's Pub and the Home Away Restaurant of Wakefield, New Hampshire.

As some of you may know, our Chef, Christina Nicastro was due to have her baby on March 4th, well, surprise, Giacomo Dino Nicastro arrived on Thursday evening, February 12thand you may think, no big deal, but it is a big deal when the next day is Valentine's weekend, our busiest winter weekend of the year. I should add that Mom and baby are doing great!

On Friday morning (Friday, the 13th), I took myself, our reservation book and the Valentine's weekend menu down to the Pub and asked for both help and advice and Bo Keating came to our rescue. Bo grabbed his Chef's work schedules and offered up a chef for Saturday night! You have to remember, it's one of his busiest weekends as well. Bo Keating and the entire Keating family, you are the BEST!

Our next stop was the Home Away restaurant where Mike Scala,immediately stepped up after hearing of our predicament AND after working 8 hours at his own restaurant, came up to the Inn to help us on Friday night. Shortly after Mike's arrival, his wife Marie Scala came to offer her help and then their son Dino Scala arrived and Nick and Ashlee Scala were there to help too! The night was a great success, lots of happy customers. Thank you Mike, Marie, Dino, Nick and Ashlee. We could not have done it without you!

On Saturday afternoon, our next “knights in shining armor” arrived from the Pub, Nick McGuire and later in the afternoon, his brother-in-law Morgan Little arrived. They were rearing and ready to go (even after one of them had just worked a full 8 hour shift). We served 2 seatings, close to 75 people and again, more happy customers!! Nick and Morgan were great to work with and we cannot thank you enough!

Seriously, where in the world can you live, where businesses would step up to help each other out like this???? Only in Wakefield, Hampshire!

After being in business for just under 2 years, we can honestly say that we could not have chosen a better place to open our business and raise our family. Wakefield, New Hampshire, in our humble opinion, is the greatest place in the world to live! As many of our customers know, we'll be closing for the month of March to enjoy this new baby and be ready to pick right up where we left off on April 2nd.

Thank you again,
Colleen, Dino, Christina, Nick, Vincenzo and Giacomo Nicastro, Wakefield Inn & Restaurant