Categories: enewsletter Date: Mar 1, 2010 Title: Spring 2010
After dizzying storms and pleny of wet weather, we could use a bit of sunshine to brighten up our days. And what better way to enjoy longer days, then in Ogunquit this Spring!
The grass is a little greener, the birds are singing and our doors are wide open for your stay. Spring is the perfect time for that pre-season walk on Ogunquit Beach and that leisurely stroll on Marginal Way. You'll feel renewed - and isn't that what Spring is about?
For this season, continue chat with us on Facebook and Twitter - and there's always deals on our blog. Spring means special savings like complimentary dinner and mud money discounts. Come on up, take a dip in our newly refinished pool and enjoy. There's a little extra sunshine, a whole lotta of smiles and good times waiting in Ogunquit!
The Meadowmere Family
We've been busy with projects great and small for the upcoming season!
During the final weeks of winter our indoor pool was resurfaced. The process took about 4 days to complete and the final results were stunning - The water looks gorgeous. Come grab a towel and make a splash!
New sofas and decor were added to our suites, giving them a warm, chocolately environment for those special occasions. Soft brown hues and cozy cocoa coloring make the rooms feel even more relaxing - especially when you are enjoying the in-room fireplace and Jacuzzi!
Spring means it's time for our Country Squire motel building to re-open for the year. This season, several rooms will now feature king beds and brand new bathrooms. Our starting location, this area is an annual sign of warmer weather to come!
With the success of the Top 100 program, our Select Guest program began this year with a wonderful weekend kick off! Many of you stopped into the Wine Welcome at the West Meadow Pub to say hello to us and shared stories of memories made at the Meadowmere. From guests who have been visiting for over 20 years to new friends on the Wine & Dine package, it was a treat to see you all!
Mud means savings. Hands down Spring brings some of the year's best deals - including festivals and delicious reasons to be here. Dust off the overnight bag, pack the wellies and head to Ogunquit!
The last Saturday and Sunday in March means maple - syrup that is. Local farms open their doors and share the winter's harvest and more. Behind the scenes tours of the syrup making process and a little sampling make this a great weekend to be in Maine. This year, guests explored farms that raise alpacas, churn homemade ice cream, carve all sorts of knick knacks - and make Maine's delightful Maple Syrup!
Thundering thumping bunnies! Easter is here! In Ogunquit, that means a weekend filled with delicious brunch at Jonathan's and Clay Hill Farm's egg-cellent egg hunt. No need to burn the ham - We've got a honey of a good deal for the holiday. Join us on our Easter Getaway starting at $159.95 with two night lodging, dinner, brunch and more.
Sure, there are marathons and a baseball team in town, but we've got Paul Revere and Patriot's Day fun! The big top tent is back with craft fair, kids rides, Taste of the Town, Casino Night and Midnight Madness. Ogunquit Patriot's Day Festival April 16-18 - Click for Details. Plus April School Vacation deals continue all that week.
The month of May brings Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day, Victoria Day and Memorial Day in Maine. Plus Hospitality for Habitat returns to the Meadowmere, when your stay helps make a difference.
Our annual summer starter weekend begins June, followed by our fan favorite World Ocean Day Weekend June 11-13. Come learn about our environmental programs, including new solar panels. Father's Day Weekend means the season can kick off with a Tee & Sea getaway. And our Eco-Escape, Surf Ogunquit returns with the summer weather. Finally, Ogunquit's Restaurant Week June 7 -15th brings a chance to sample Ogunquit's fabulous cuisine.
Spring Packages 2010
Russ at Jonathan's makes these fabulous crab cakes - Right next door. There's nothing like a little seafood when making a trip to Maine. This recipe is perfect as the days get longer and the temperatures warmer. Just think, a good crab cake, your favorite summer drink and an ocean breeze are just a few weeks away!
CRAB CAKE INGREDIENTS:
4 Cans lump crab meat - or equal amount fresh Maine crab!
1 Medium red pepper, diced
1 Medium green pepper, diced
1 Medium red onion, diced
3 stalks of celery, diced
3 tsp your preferred seafood seasoning - A suggestion is Old Bay, but there are plenty to experiment with!
1 1/2 cups Panko bread crumps
1 Tbs Dijon mustard
3 Liquid cups of Ritz crackers
3 Liquid cups of bread cumbs
3 Cup celery
3 Cup onions
3 Cup peppers
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl except the Panko. Form crab cakes in roughly 4oz (palm sized) portions. Roll in Panko & pan fry until golden. Place on paper towels to remove any excess oil from frying. Serve promptly.
MAKES: 16 Cakes
CHILI LIME AIOLI INGREDIENTS:
1 Cup mayonaise
4 Tbs sour cream
4 cloves minced garlic
1 Tbs chili paste
2 Limes, juiced
1/2 tsp salt
DIRECTIONS: Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix well & put into a squeeze bottle or serve in a side bowl for dipping with your crab cakes!
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