Cranberry Harvest Season

Cranberry Harvest Season

Cranberries are unlike any other fruit in the world. The last week in September marks the start of the Cranberry Harvest Season which lasts until the end of October in Wisconsin, the largest producer of the berry. All around the globe, the cranberry plays an important role in different holiday traditions and it is also a great contributor for a …

Watson Lake Inn Charcuterie Chef Gebauer

Charcuterie

Charcuterie is part of the garde manger chef‘s repertoire. Originally intended as a way to preserve meat before the advent of refrigeration, Charcuterie are prepared today for their flavors derived from the preservation processes. In a world of Industrial meat processing and marketing convenient but costly prime cuts, it’s easy to forget about the more economical, but less lovable parts of the …

Big Sting Country Music Festival

Big Sting Country Music Festival

 Another family favorite event in Prescott is the Big Sting Country Music Festival at Watson Lake Park.  The Big Sting benefits the Shadows Foundation. The Shadows Foundation is a local, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, based in Flagstaff, Arizona. Shadows is dedicated to helping those individuals in need who are affected by life threatening diseases by providing services and financial assistance when they need …

Native edible plants at Watson Lake Inn Prescott AZ

Native prickly pear cactus

In late summer and early fall, Native prickly pear cactus grow heavy with edible, ruby-red fruit. Harvesting the pears can be tricky, but deciding what to do with them is not as problematic. Make prickly-pear jelly? Prickly pear bread? Prickly-pear margaritas? Prickly pear fruits were the first wild food I gathered since we arrived here in Prescott, we actually have …

Watson Lake Inn Streetfood and Tapas Chef Peter Gebauer AAC

Street food and tapas

Street food and tapas have been near and dear to my heart for many years. Now, I am finding ways to incorporate some of these dishes for breakfast or dinner at Watson Lake Inn. Street food is known as ready-to-eat food or drink sold in a street or other public place, such as a market or fair by a hawker …

Watson Lake Inn has many ways of French Toast

About dah French Toast

A French Toast Feast On a weekend morning when you spend time with the family, few things are better than a plate of French toast and a cup of coffee. ‘French toast’ is known by a variety of names including ‘German toast’, ‘eggy bread’, ‘French-fried bread’, ‘gypsy toast’, ‘Poor Knights of Windsor’, ‘Spanish toast’, ‘nun’s toast’, and ‘pain perdu’ which means ‘lost …

Watson Lake Inn Chefs Table Peter Gebauer Prescott Arizona

The Chefs Table

At the Chefs Table you now can experience your private dinner at Watson Lake Inn. At Watson Lake Inn we are known for our breakfast, and recently we were featured on AZTV. Located in the Granite Dells, just a few miles from Prescott’s Courthouse Square, an intimate gourmet dining experience awaits you. Local residents rave about it and foodies come …

Watson Lake Inn Super host team

Super host Watson Lake Inn

Watson Lake Inn Super host team We are both pleased and humbled to have been awarded Super host status from Airbnb based on very positive reviews from our valued customers since we opeend the doors for business in March. Super hosts are experienced hosts who provide a shining example for other hosts, and extraordinary experiences for their guests consistently; It …

Watson Lake inn Prescott Bluegrass festicval Lodging

Prescott Bluegrass Festival

The 36th. Prescott Bluegrass Festival takes place June 24 & 25 This is another family favorite event in Prescott is the Bluegrass Festival.  If you’ve never attended before, this show is a must see this summer. The festival started as a fiddle contest dedicated to a local fiddler. In the mid-80’s, it took on the character of a typical bluegrass …

Watson Lake Inn Going Green Tabletops

Going Green

We are Going Green at Watson Lake Inn. We are half way through the year 2017, and it occurred to me to review the National Restaurant Association survey of professional chefs, members of the American Culinary Federation (ACF), to explore food and beverage trends at restaurants in the coming (2017) year. The annual “What’s Hot” list gives a peak into …