Posts Tagged With: Easter

What a great day!

Yesterday the Publick House was surrounded by Spring. It was a beautiful Easter Sunday even though the weather was a bit cool.  Inside the Publick House, guests, many of them repeat guests, enjoyed a wonderful holiday dinner with their loved ones.  From parties of two and three up to groups of 13 and more, the atmosphere was festive and bright–a sure sign of the seasons changing.

So many happy people enjoying each other at the Publick House!

A great buffet awaited hungry guests.  Massive cooked shrimp with tangy sauce, green salad with maple dressing, Caesar salad, clam chowder, mashed potatoes, tortellini in tomato coulis, turkey, stuffing, braised lamb, chicken fingers, macaroni and cheese, ham, roast beef…delicious!

Easter basket ice sculpture on the buffet

The hotel was humming throughout the day and it was wonderful to see people lingering in order to talk with each other, hugging family and friends, telling anyone who would listen how much they loved everything.  Most importantly, people made plans to return next year.  And we can’t wait to see you again!

So long....farewell! We look forward to seeing you at another event!

It’s not too early to think about Mother’s Day!  We can’t wait to see you and your family back at the Publick House!

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Those Sentimental Sticky Buns

If you aren’t that familiar with the Publick House, then the title up there may be a little confusing, maybe even suggestive…but what I have noticed, is that when I tell people that I have anything at all to do with the Publick House, they begin to tell me stories about how they visited the Bake Shoppe for a cupcake when they were staying at the Publick House during summer vacations past or when they were kids and on their way to Grandma’s house, mom and dad always stopped in to the Bake Shoppe to get eclairs and cookies and yes, sticky buns to bring for dessert!

Publick House Bake Shoppe

Those memories are amazing to hear and it is wonderful that people of all ages have positive associations with our Bake Shoppe.  The cases of delectable delights are always full: chocolate-dipped macaroons, M&M cookies, whoopie pies, artistically-frosted cakes, and pies to die for!  The orders for treats at Thanksgiving and Christmas come in fast and furious–they are hard to keep up with!

She's an artist!

The Bake Shoppe has had a makeover in the recent past.  The cases have been spruced up, the decor changed, new cases added with Food on the Go, and tables re-arranged.  The sign outside is still familiar to people, that’s for sure!  Next time you’re in the area make sure to stop in to get some treats and tell the person behind the counter your memorable Bake Shoppe story!

And they are. The famous sticky buns!

Bake Shoppe hours are: 7am to 6pm Sunday through Thursday and  7am to 8pm Friday and Saturday. We are taking orders now for Easter!  April 4 is the deadline.  Here is the form.

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Easter at the Publick House

Even though there is snow on the ground, we at the Publick House Historic Inn in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, still turn our faces toward Spring.  And what better way to start Spring than with our Easter buffet.  Although we are pleased that the event gets raves every year, it’s not only about the food…it’s about the regulars that come back year after year.  It’s about the comaraderie of the staff who work on the holiday, making sure the number one priority is the comfort and satisfaction of every guest at our table.  It’s even about the little chicks who make an appearence in our hotel during that time: the oohs and aahs from adults and children as they see the little feathery creatures under the safe, warm lights.

Get Ready for the Baby Chicks at the Publick House

On Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012, we have two great Easter meals for you to attend.  First is the Easter Breakfast Buffet from 8am-10am.  The menu is below and the cost is $15.95 for Adults and $9.95 for Children ages 3-12.

Fresh Seasonal Fruit Salad

Assorted Fresh Publick House Breakfast Pastries

Assorted Cold Cereals

Scrambled Eggs

Ham and Cheese Strata

Bacon and Sausage

Corned Beef Hash

Home-Fried Breakfast Potatoes

Omelet Station

Belgian Waffles, served with Whipped Cream,

Strawberries, and Maple Syrup

Apple Dumplings

Coffee, Tea, Juice or Soft Drink

The second event is our Easter Dinner Buffet served from 10:30am-6:30pm.  The cost is $32.95 for Adults and $13.95 for Children 3-12. The menu is way too extensive to list so here it is. Some of the highlights are:  a variety of salad choices, poached shrimp, smoked salmon, antipasto, New England Baked Scrod, Braised Lamb, Turkey, Tortellini, Clam Chowder, Prime Rib, Ham, a Children’s station,  and an assortment of delicious and decadent desserts.

Carving Station at the Easter Dinner Buffet

Reservations are reqired and the buffet seatings fill up quickly, so please call 508-347-3313.  We look forward to seeing you here for this time-honored tradition!

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