Welcome to the PondHouse - Weekapaug Inn's newest imaginative culinary pop-up concept. Reminiscent of a grounded tree-house, this instagrammable pop-up venue maintains the inn's barefoot luxury ambiance and connection to nature being rustic yet refined. The pond-to-plate menu is a delicious, new twist on farm-to-plate cuisine. This exclusive dining experience begins July 1st and will be available for the remainder of the summer. The Ocean House Management Collection has partnered with the world renowned champagnes of Louis Reoderer to bring this concept to life.
Located steps from Quonachontaug Pond, this private, covered, open air structure allows for breezes and expansive views. The stylish and intimate setting accommodate up to four people. Reservations are available for lunch and dinner.
The PondHouse features and interactive, savory, locally sourced three-course menu that guests can grill themselves, if they choose, on a specially designed tabletop grill. The courses are thoughtfully paired with the iconic Louis Roederer champagnes. The experience begins with an educational introduction about the waterfront landscape and environment as well as the local seafood and their habitat.
Grilled "Quonnie Rock" oysters are grilled in front of and by guests with flavorful dipping sauces such as Roederer Champagne mignonette, passion-jalapeno cocktail sauce and bacon chili-tamarind sauce. Local seafood is featured throughout the menu, including scallops, shrimp and lobster. Alternative options from "the pasture" include lamb, pork and chicken or vegetarian marinated skewers. Side dishes spotlight seasonal vegetables such as charred runner beans and grilled corn succotash as well as salads and assorted warm breads served with herb-infused olive oil. Everything is served on beautiful hand-made pottery by Simon Pearce.
"As we continuously strive to push boundaries and elevate New England's culinary scene in inventive ways, we recognize that today's traveler is seeking distinct dining and extraordinary encounters. They want immersive experiences tied to the destination, its flavors and environment,” said Daniel A. Hostettler, president and group
managing director of Ocean House Management. “We are excited to partner with Louis Roederer Champagne to launch The PondHouse, a concept that will inspire and delight foodies, overnight guests and local residents."
The PondHouse accommodates couples or groups of up to four people, and three options will be available: $300 (plus tax, gratuity and processing) for up to four people; for $425++ with our premier pairing of Louis Roederer Champagnes and California Sparkling wines; and a third, “Tête du Cuvée” pairing with Louis Roederer’s premier champagne selections, including their Prestige Cuvée “Cristal” for $625++.
A portion of all proceeds go to the Ocean House Fund for Charitable Giving, to help children and families in need.
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