Claremont Inn & Winery March/April 2018

April 2018

w w . C l a r e m o n t I n Adventure Is Out There Join Claremont’s European Adventures

Hey Everybody! We are counting down the days until we set sail on our Viking River Cruise along France’s scenic Rhône River. The trip is still three months away, but we’re certain it will be a great time. In fact, we’re so sure it’s going to be fun that we’ve already started to plan our next European GetAways! Set Sail on a Viking Cruise (Summer 2018) So far, 15 couples have been added to the guest list for our first Claremont European Adventure to be held annually. From July 31 to Aug. 8, we’ll be sailing along the Rhône River, enjoying French vistas from comfortable riverview staterooms. Each day offers a new adventure as we make our way from Avignon to Lyon. We’ll explore Gallo-Roman ruins in Vienne, walk the cobblestone streets that inspired Vincent van Gogh, and visit the lavender fields of Provence. And what’s a trip to France without winemaking, wine tasting, and world-famous French cuisine? There’s still some room left on this adventure! Join us by visiting C’est magnifique! Explore Northern Italy (Spring 2019) Can’t make it to our river cruise this summer? Or maybe ships make you a bit seasick? Then consider joining us on our next European adventure when we explore the Italian countryside onboard a premium minicoach. This will be a leisurely excursion for guests to fully embrace the cuisine, wine, and culture. Forget the tourist traps, because we’re seeking out authentic Here are a few of the wonderful trips you can look forward to taking with us.

to the beaches of Normandy and back again! We’ll tour medieval cities, gothic churches, royal

gardens, and magnificent

museums on an adventure unlike any you have ever imagined. Most meals are included throughout the cruise, and you can expect some wonderful dishes. After all, this is France! Have you ever wanted to wake up and have breakfast beneath the Eiffel Tower? Or walk in the footsteps of Claude Monet or Joan of Arc? This cruise will blend art, culture, and history into one truly memorable experience. experience. Now, we’re taking it one step further to provide once-in-a-lifetime adventures. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call! With good food, great wine, exceptional friends, and incredible destinations, we hope to see you on one (or all) of these incredible trips. At the Claremont Inn & Winery, we have always aimed to give every guest a one-of-a-kind

experiences and putting local personality first. Each hand-picked accommodation will capture what makes the area unique, allowing us to truly experience what each region has to offer. There’s only enough space for 18 travelers on this once-in-a-lifetime trip! If you are interested in joining this Claremont Adventure, send an email to, and we’ll keep you in the loop as we plan this amazing excursion. We expect this trip to fill up fast, so sign up soon! Sail From Paris to Normandy (Summer 2019) It’s been so much fun planning our upcoming Viking River Cruise that we know we’ll want to do it again next year. Join us in 2019 as we sail from Paris, the romance capital of the world,


Harry &


P.S. To get the most enjoyment out of your cruise, we strongly recommend booking a French Balcony or above stateroom. The open air and sights to see on the river boats are the best!

P.P.S. This is going to be fun!

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The Bourbon Steakhouse 4/21/18 Steak is always a satisfying dinner, but it gets more of a boost when paired with bourbon. You will savor classic flavors updated with bourbon notes. You will prepare and enjoy Clams Casino; Wedge Salad with Crispy Bacon, Blue Cheese, and Bourbon Vinaigrette; NY Strip Steak au Poivre with Bourbon Cream Sauce; Haricots Verts (French green beans); Truffled Mashed Potatoes; and Bread Pudding with Bourbon-Caramel Sauce. Thai Essentials 5/19/18 The cuisine of Thailand varies widely from region to region, equally influenced by geography and culture. Coconut, lime, ginger, lemongrass, chiles, and fish sauce figure prominently in theThai repertoire, appearing in rice, noodle, meat, and seafood preparations. This class focuses on the curries that make this Asian cuisine so popular, which you will cook along with other appetizers and side dishes. On the menu: Chicken, Coconut, and Galangal Soup; Spring Rolls with Pork Filling; Glass Noodle Stir-Fry; Shrimp with Cilantro and Chiles; Yellow Chicken Curry; Vegetarian Panang Curry; Beef Massaman Curry; Coconut Jasmine Rice; and Deep-Fried Bananas. All About Grilling 6/16/18 Grilling is a simple ways to cook food with a maximum amount of flavor. You can grill on the stovetop or in your backyard, over charcoal or gas. In this class, you will learn how to modify your grilling technique depending on the medium used. We also discuss how dry rubs and sauces are used on the grill, then use those lessons to make Bruschetta; T-Bone Steaks; Shrimp Skewers; Chicken Sate; Grilled Portobello Mushrooms; Grilled Assorted Vegetables; and Grilled Caramelized Pineapple. Burgers & Sangrias 6/30/18 What could go better together than burgers and sangria? In this class, you’ll learn to make burgers for every taste and sides for every craving — along with a thirst- quenching selection of beer and beer cocktails. Your menu: Chicken Burger with Asian Slaw; Spicy Buffalo Turkey Burger with Blue Cheese Sauce; Smoky Bacon Gouda-Stuffed Burger; A Perfect Cheeseburger; French Fries; Quick Pickles; and to

fresh-cooked meats — even sweet options for dessert pizza. Then you’ll sit down to each fresh-from-the-oven pie with a choice selection of pizza-perfect wines that pair with your imaginative culinary creations. The Bacon Steakhouse 7/21/18 What’s better than a classic steakhouse menu — except maybe one with more bacon? All of these mouthwatering dishes have one goal in mind: utter deliciousness! You’ll create a feast of Grilled Bacon; Tuna Tartare onWonton Crisps; Roasted Beet, Arugula, Goat Cheese, and Bacon Salad; Grilled Rib Eye; Grilled Shrimp with Bacon Butter; Bacon-Burger Sliders; Brussels Sprouts and Pancetta; Mac and Cheese; and Brownie Sundae with Candied Bacon. French Provencal Essentials 8/18/18 Provence is a gastronomic paradise where French techniques meet Mediterranean elements like garlic, basil, olives, lavender, and honey. Throughout this enchanting evening, you will learn essential techniques to make simple and aromatic dishes that burst with flavor. On your menu will be Pastis; Tapenade (olive spread on rustic bread); Brandade de Morue à l’Aïoli (dried cod with aioli); Soupe au Pistou (bean soup with cheese and basil-garlic dressing); Daube de Boeuf (beef simmered in red wine); Tian d’Aubergines et Courgettes (eggplant and zucchini crustless tart); Carré d’Agneau Rôti aux Herbes de Provence (roast lamb with herbes de provence); Fenouil à la Provençale (braised fennel with tomatoes and garlic); and Dried Fruit and Honey Compote. You will consume your feast with chilled Rosé. Garden Bounty 8/25/18 We go to the Claremont Straw Bale Garden and harvest everything we can find — fresh veggies, fruits, and lots of herbs — and then decide the menu! We’ll be grilling and creating the menu on the fly in this summer-fun class! Essentials of Mediterranean Cooking 9/15/18 NewOrleans Style Cooking 10/20/18 Holiday Party Menus 11/17/18

drink, a selection of sangrias! Wood Fired Pizza 7/14/18

You will learn to make a quick-rise pizza dough to be topped with a variety of culinary creations. Sauce and cheese will meet veggies, mushrooms, cured and

Notes From Harry in the Winery!

Summer brings a wonderful sense of freedom and yearning for the great outdoors. Wine will only enhance your summer experience further. Remember, the official summer wine is a chilled Rosé. The Claremont Inn & Winery has quite a few of these thirst-quenching delights on hand: Mansion Mist, HotMess, InnPink, and Berried Treasure, just to name a few. Stay tuned for the release of some new wines coming your way for the summer — a new white, a new red, a Bellini, and a Mia Tia wine! Sparkling wine is in development, and things are looking really bubbly for the Claremont Inn’s own Sparkling Wine. So far, we have a dry Brut Sparkler, a Moscato Sparkler, and Black Pearl — a blackberry sparkling wine! On the subject of Sparkling Wines, did you know a great pairing for them is Popcorn? Who knew? We are pleased to announce another liquor store has been added to our distribution channel: Village Liquor in Fort Morgan.

Claremont Wines are also available at the following locations:

Martini Liquor Hoffman Drug/Liquor Windmill Liquor B&L Liquor Bennet Marketplace Liquor Flagler Liquor Burlington Liquor Lincoln Liquor Log Cabin Liquor

Limon Limon Limon Wray Bennett

Village Liquor East Side Liquors Grasshopper Liquor Broadway Wine & Spirits Trails End Liquor Hugo Liquor J&J Liquor

Fort Morgan Brush Akron Sterling

Kit Karson Hugo Eads Lamar Cheyenne Wells

Flagler Burlington Burlington Yuma

A&B Liquor Nan’s Liquor

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A New Spring ANEWStraw Bale Garden!

We are moving bales, running irrigation lines, planning the plantings, and getting an earlier start this year, so we will see what happens. Come check out our flowers, herbs, fruits, and vegetables!

This Tiramisu Tres Leches Cake combines two classics into one incredibly delicious and decadent cake. This elegant espresso-spiked cake with a heavenly mascarpone topping is perfect and truly special. Chef Dave’s Tiramisu Tres Leches Cake

Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter a 9x13x2-inch baking pan.

2. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into a small bowl and set aside. Place the eggs, 1 cup of granulated sugar, and the vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, and beat on medium high for 10 minutes (really!) until light yellow and fluffy. Reduce the speed to low, and slowly add half the flour mixture, then the milk, and finally the remaining flour mixture. Scrape bowl with a rubber spatula to be sure the batter is well-mixed. Pour the batter into prepared pan, smooth the top, and bake for 25 minutes, until the cake springs back when touched lightly in the middle and a cake tester comes out clean. Set aside to cool in the pan for 30 minutes. 3. In a 4-cup liquid measuring cup, whisk together the heavy cream, evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, instant coffee, and Kahlua. Using a bamboo skewer, poke holes all over the cooled cake, and slowly pour the creammixture over the cake, allowing it to absorb completely before continuing to pour on more of the mixture. 4. To make the topping, first whip the heavy whipping cream to stiff peaks. In another bowl, whisk together the mascarpone cheese with the powdered sugar until smooth. Add the whipped cream and continue whisking until fully incorporated and smooth. Top the cake with the mascarpone topping, and sprinkle with some shaved chocolate. You can also dust the top with cocoa powder instead, and serve it up with strawberries or raspberries as a garnish. 5. Cover the cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 6 hours.

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2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup whole milk 1 1/4 cups heavy cream 1 can evaporated milk (12 ounces) 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces) 2 tablespoons instant coffee (use more for a stronger coffee flavor) 2–3 tablespoons Kahlua (optional) 1 pound mascarpone cheese 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream 1/2 cup dark chocolate, shaved Raspberries or strawberries (optional)

Ingredients •

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 3 extra-large eggs, room temperature 1 cup plus 5 tablespoons granulated sugar

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INSIDE This Issue


Europe Is Calling!


Cooking Class Schedule 2018 New Wines Coming Your Way! What’s Going On at the Winery Tiramisu Tres Leches Cake



Get Out on the Green

New for the Summer of 2018! Bring Your Clubs!!!

New for the Summer of 2018! We have partnered up with the Stratton Golf Club to offer a Golfer’s Delight Upgrade! We now have two golf carts at the golf course and a great package for you … The nine-hole Stratton Golf Club in Stratton, Colorado, is a public course that opened in 1988. Stratton Golf Club measures 2663 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 92 and a 61.5 USGA rating. The course features two sets of tees for different skill levels.

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