Fun For Foodies
With a passion for food and wine, here in the Berkshires I taste a symphony! The Berkshires abound not only with world-class cultural events but also with a plethora of extraordinary culinary experiences with chefs, bakers, oeniphiles, and a chocolatier as maestros of their own kitchens and wine cellars, orchestrating decadent and intoxicating creations.
If you share my passion, perhaps you would like to indulge in the sensual adventures of the Berkshires with a “Fun for Foodies Vacation.”
EXTRAORDINARY EPICUREAN EXPERIENCESA Tapestry of Gourmet Adventures
Available only by advance reservation of at least a week or more and are offered year-round (or nearly so). Payment in full is required when reserving any of the “Extraordinary Epicurean Experiences” and “Seasonal” Experiences at our Berkshires Inn. Payment will be refunded only with a least one week’s notice.
Berkshires Bed and BreakfastThe Ultimate Chocolate Experience
$45.00 per person. A group of four preferred.
Chocolate, decadent, heavenly and sinful is and now regarded as healthy! It’s food for the gods as made by Lenox’s young chocolatier Joshua Needleman, who has been named by Saveur as one of the top 10 chocolatiers in the U.S. Now the world knows what we in the Berkshires already knew! Spend a late afternoon at Chocolate Springs for your private chocolate tasting, plus a treasure of truffles to take home and savor.
NEW! NEW! NEW! What’s on Tap? From Amstel to Zatec
$125.00 per couple.
A Private Beer Tasting with Kollin Kozlowski, a beer aficionado and amateur home brewer. Here’s a chance to take your knowledge of beer styles to the next level, with Kollin guiding you through tasting eight distinct brews from around the world.
Bed and Breakfast in the BerkshiresAn Evening with Your Personal Wine Consultant
Tasting for two: $150.00. For four: $180.00. For six: $200.00. (Gran Cru Tasting also available).
Would you like to start a wine cellar or expand your wine horizons? Experience a unique private wine tasting evening at the Berkshire’s premier wine merchant. Let Kollin Kozlowski, Wine Director, Kelly’s, in Dalton, our favorite wine maven be your guide through a learning experience designed just for you. And enjoy a variety of local cheeses, breads and Berkshire specialties at the same time.
The Brunch Bunch – Breakfast at Birchwood at Home
$150.00 for one; $175.00 for two. (Demos, please ask) [Available year-round, or nearly]
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an innkeeper and feed 22 or more people for breakfast? Innkeeper/chef Ellen Chenaux prepares more than 300 award-winning breakfasts each year. How does she do it? Spend a hands-on afternoon with Ellen at our Bed and Breakfast in the Berkshires, and you’ll be creating award-winning breakfasts at home! And in your own Birchwood Inn Fun for Foodies apron! Plus a voucher for 10% off kitchen supplies at Different Drummer’s Kitchen.
Berkshires Bed & BreakfastBake Your Cake and Eat It, Too!
$150.00 for one; $175.00 for two; plus the cost of ingredients (Demos, $25.00 pp)[Available year-round, or nearly]
Razzle-dazzle ‘em! Hands-on individual or couple’s baking classes at Birchwood Inn are for those who believe that life is short, start with dessert. Souffle cakes. Tarts. Pastry. Holiday baking. Gingerbread houses. Wow ‘em in your Birchwood Inn Fun for Foodies apron! Plus a voucher for 10% off kitchen supplies at Different Drummer’s Kitchen.
These activities are available on a seasonal basis and only by advance reservation.
Romance in Lenox – $50.00 (November-April with a two-night stay)
Who can resist Chocolate Springs’ truffles, a split of Champagne, flowers, a cuddly teddy bear and silk rose petals.
I Love You! – $30
Say “I love you” with a mixed floral bouquet, Chocolate Springs’ truffles, and silk rose petals on your bed.
Spa Indulgence – $250
(November-April with a two-night stay)“Too much of a good thing is… wonderful!” Mae West. Add two One-Hour Massages to all of the features of the Romance in Lenox Package.