Thank you for the tastiest lamb I've ever had! The lamb entree on 8/6/14 was delicious and had just the right combination of textures between meat and veg. Great sausage, too. Kudos!
A suggestion---season the meat with just a touch more salt before you send it out. Americans are salt-phobic in a way most other countries aren't, I know. But I suspect you're aiming for "perfectly seasoned in the kitchen so the diner needn't add anything." That's my goal, anyway, when I entertain.
But there just wasn't enough salt on it, and shaking on big grains at the table is not the same thing. Besides, there are no salt shakers on the tables. Just a touch more would really make the lamb sing.
Thanks again for a wonderful meal.
A huge thanks to Shelburne Farms for helping us make the Outreach for Earth Stewardship event possible. Much of the magic that day was the beauty and support we received from the Shelburne Farms location/staff.
We are Visiting Again!
Breathtaking views! Utterly calm and serene. The animals at the farm are so clean, happy and well looked after. The Farm Cart has some great choices, tried their Pesto Veggie sandwich - delicious! Loved the quaint little bakery. The cheese making was interesting, a nice worker came out to explain how each batch is tested for aging, and explained that if numbers are off, it is aged for 6 months, or smoked. The weather. Oh! The weather was perfecto blended with happiness!!
We are visiting again :-)
A Great Family Program!
We came for the Garden Tea Party recently and it was amazing. The kids had a blast picking their own mint and lavender and making their own tea bags. And the tea party on the terrace was just wonderful, the program leaders were great with the kids and helped them learn a lot. Cannot wait till this comes around again we will definitely be signing up again :)
Essex Jct, VT
Bats in the Barn Family Program
Last year our family came to the Bats in the Barn program and it was one of the highlights of our summer. The slide show was informative and engaging - Barry did an amazing job providing so much information in a fun and totally kid-friendly way. We can't wait to come again this summer!
I had an absolutely amazing stay at Shelburne. There was no detail overlooked--perfect tour (including a chance to meet the cheesemaker--a rock star in my book.) The food is amazing, the rooms beautiful, the setting serene. If you are looking to disconnect from the hustle and bustle and reconnect with what or who is important to you this is the perfect place. Friendly staff all around--no stuffed shirts here.
Lovely, amazing and well worth it.
My wife and I celebrated her birthday with a stay at the Inn. We had a fantastic dinner, enjoyed the staff, and loved waking up on the lake. The original book collections in our room and in the library were fascinating, especially the Rand McNally 1917 atlas. Thanks for the great weekend!
A memorable anniversary dinner
My husband and I visited your property last night to celebrate our 17th anniversary. We called earlier in the day and were disappointed to hear that there was no availability for dinner reservations. We were disappointed, having heard that the property was beautiful. We made reservations elsewhere and decided to visit the property for a drink and to explore the grounds prior to our dinner reservations. When we arrived, we asked the hostess to check if there had been any cancellations and unfortunately there had not been. She escorted us to the bar and as the bartender poured our drinks, he pointed out the most beautiful spots to walk and enjoy the scenery. We sat in two Adirondack chairs and enjoyed the breathtaking view for awhile before we sadly had to leave for our dinner reservation. When we entered the dining room to return our glasses, the hostess greeted us and told us that they would be able to seat us for dinner after all. The food and service during dinner were absolutely amazing, as were the hosts and bartenders. The timing was perfect so that at the end of our dinner it was time for sunset. We tried sitting outside but it was a little chilly at that point so we decided to explore the inside of the mansion. As we walked into the library the piano player started playing, and we were able to sit on one of the couches and watch the sunset from there with the music playing.
In 17 years, my husband and I have not had a more memorable anniversary, so I just wanted to thank you for the overall experience and the beautiful grounds. We cannot wait to return to explore the walking trails and farmlands, and are already planning an overnight stay for next year's anniversary!