Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays to all our customers and business partners from all of us here at Watson Lake Inn. We are closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to celebrate with family and friends. Christmas is of these few days of the year when we cherish, celebrate and honor American, Mexican and German traditions and customs. We’ll be open the day after …

Breakfast Evolution

Today’s trendsetting lodging guests and diners want to see global flavors on the menus. A “Breakfast Evolution” is underway from Korean Bibimpap to Southern Shrimp and Grits and Columbian Arepas. They expect to “travel” when they dine out and to boast on social media about the experience. And that applies to breakfast/brunch as well; Eggs bridge the gap between familiar …

Thanksgiving Feast Watson Lake Inn Prescott AZ

Happy Thanksgiving Day

Happy Thanksgiving Day to all our customers and business partners from all of us here at Watson Lake Inn. We are closed Thanksgiving Day to celebrate with family and friends. Thanksgiving is of these few days of the year when we cherish, celebrate and honor American, Mexican and German traditions and customs. We’ll be open the day after Thanksgiving for …

Gingerbread History Watson Lake Inn

Gingerbread History

The Gingerbread History in Europe spans over centuries… The tradition of making decorated gingerbread houses started in Germany in the early 1800s. According to certain researchers, the first gingerbread houses were the result of the well-known Grimm‘s fairy tale “Hansel and Gretel” in which the two children abandoned in the forest found an edible house made of bread with sugar decorations. After …

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 …