The autumn and winter months tend to bring on busy days filled with holiday shopping and events. A “staycation” at the B&B at Skylands Manor offers our guests a special opportunity to unwind, take in the beauty of the changing seasons, and spend quality time with friends and family in a cherished historic NJ landmark.
I sat down with Linda Pergola, Director at Skylands Manor, to create our top 5 favorite things to see and do at Skylands Manor as the days get shorter and cooler:
Skylands Manor is well-known and cherished by New Jerseyans as one of Frungillo Caterers’ unique wedding and special events venues. Did you know that it is also a one-of-a-kind Bed-and-Breakfast?
Located in the heart of the New Jersey Botanical Gardens in Ringwood State Park, Skylands Manor offers 44 stately guest rooms that reflect a time gone by and have been recently restored to include modern amenities. There are endless things to do year-round, and in the summertime the gardens, woodlands and surrounding towns are in full bloom.
Executive Chef Joanna shares the recipe for the Grappa Cured Lemon Slices layered within our Cavier & Smoked Trout tasting spoons. Note: You will need three days to prepare this unique lemon recipe ... trust us, IT IS WORTH THE WAIT!
1 dozen lemons
1 tablespoon Kosher salt
2 cups sugar
1 cup grappa
After cutting, be sure to pick out any seeds from the lemon slices. Mix the salt and sugar together. Cover the bottom of a small glass container with a layer of salt/sugar; Layer on one of the sliced lemons, and cover with a layer of the salt/sugar mixture. Repeat this until all the lemon slices are covered. Add 1 cup grappa. Seal the container and leave on the counter for 3 days.
Place salad on top of the cured lemon. Garnish with black caviar and chives. Enjoy!
More recipes from Frungillo Caterers' new taste kit coming soon...