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The Tailwater Lodge: stylish traditional fishing lodge

A Stylish Traditional Fishing Lodge In the heart of Altmar, NY, only a stone’s throw away from the banks of the Salmon River, is the Tailwater Lodge, one of The Woodbine Group’s signature properties.The Woodbine Group is a privately-held family-run…

A twist on French cuisine at The French Manor Inn and Spa

A twist on French cuisine at The French Manor Inn and Spa

Executive chef Adam LaFave is celebrating the flavors of spring and summer at The French Manor Inn and Spa in South Sterling, Pennsylvania.

LaFave recently launched his spring-summer menu and two of his favorite courses on his new menu happen to both be appetizers.

“The first one is a foie gras torchon rolled in crushed pistachios, with Brulee peaches and a sweet wine gelee finished with a shallot jam. The second is escargot with beef bone marrow, roasted garlic brioche crostini, grilled oyster mushroom, parsley, lemon powder, onion marmalade and finished a fig and port wine reduction,” said LaFave.

If your mouth is watering, read on.

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