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Festive Culinary Offerings and Toy Drive to Benefit Children of New Jersey’s Deployed Military will Highlight this Holiday Season at the Century-old Restaurant and Inn.

Bernardsville, N.J. November 14, 2014 — Celebrate the spirit of the season at The Bernards Inn, New Jersey’s only AAA Four-Diamond restaurant and inn, located in the quaint hamlet of Bernardsville. A bountiful Thanksgiving feast will set the Holidays in motion followed by magnificent dining options throughout the New Year.

 

 

Intimate, special occasion dining is the hallmark of The Bernards Inn and welcoming guests throughout the holiday season has become a tradition in the Somerset Hills. The Inn is warmly decorated for autumn and will be elegantly decked for the Holidays. In addition to award-winning dining, The Bernards Inn offers 20 redesigned guest rooms and holiday accommodation packages available at www.bernardsinn.com. This year, The Bernards Inn will host a holiday toy collection from December 4 – 14 for New Jersey’s "little soldiers," children whose parents are serving in the military and will be deployed during the holidays. Toys and donations will benefit Project Little Soldier organized by American Recreational Military Services.

 

HOLIDAY SHOPPING BOUTIQUE ON DECEMBER 4 WILL BENEFIT PROJECT LITTLE SOLDIER

The community is invited to The Inn’s annual Holiday Shopping Boutique and Benefit on Dec. 4 from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. The Fenwick Ballroom will be brimming with unique gifts including fine jewelry and accessories, apparel, gourmet foods, collectibles and more from fine local merchants. Bring a new, unwrapped toy or gift card to help brighten the holidays for a NJ child whose parent is away from home serving military duty. Your gift or $10 admission fee will benefit Project Little Soldier. Toys and donations will be accepted through the Breakfast with Santa event on December 14.

 

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA, DECEMBER 14

“Breakfast with Santa” will be celebrated on Sunday, December 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Fenwick Ballroom. Meet Santa and enjoy an abundant buffet breakfast including made-to-order omelets, pancakes with toppings, bacon, sausage, salads, fresh fruit and more. Prices are $39 for adults; $20 children 3 – 12 plus tax and gratuity; children under 3 enjoy complimentary breakfast. Guests will have the opportunity to meet and take photographs with Santa and delight in the spectacular Gingerbread House. Special holiday treat tables for children will feature gingerbread cookie decorating. Bring a new, unwrapped toy or gift card to help brighten the holidays for a NJ child whose parent is away from home serving military duty. Your gift will benefit Project Little Soldier.

 

CHRISTMAS EVE DINING, DECEMBER 24

The Bernards Inn is offering three festive dining options for Christmas Eve on Wednesday, December 24. Enjoy a three-course, prix-fixe dinner in the dining room from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Executive Chef Corey Heyer will present a special holiday menu of exquisite appetizers, entrees and desserts. Dinner is $95 for adults; $45 for children under 12, plus tax and gratuity.

An elaborate buffet will be offered from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Indulge in a generous assortment of salads, fruits, chilled seafood, pasta, hot entrees, carving stations and a delightful dessert station including an ice cream sundae bar. The buffet is $69 for adults; $35 for children 6 to 12; $15 for children 2-5, plus tax and gratuity. Seatings for children under 2 are complimentary. Santa Claus will also be making a special visit with treats for children of all ages.

A la carte lunch will also be served from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

NEW YEAR’S EVE AND NEW YEAR’S DAY DINING, DECEMBER 31- JANUARY 1

Celebrate a dazzling New Year’s Eve at The Bernards Inn with a special three-course, prix-fixe dinner on Wednesday, December 31. Chef Corey Heyer will present a spectacular holiday menu of innovative appetizers, entrees and desserts. Guests can also enjoy live piano music in the Library Bar. The dinner is $125 per guest, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations will be taken from 5:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. and guests are invited to ring in the New Year with party favors. A la carte lunch featuring the Holiday Menu will also be served on New Year’s Eve from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Turn dinner into an overnight getaway with the Inn’s New Year’s Eve package including dinner for two, one dozen long-stemmed roses, sparkling wine, chocolate covered strawberries and truffles. Package includes a la carte brunch for two. Pricing starts at $590 including gratuities, plus tax.

Kick off the New Year with a delightful New Year’s Day a la carte brunch from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. featuring our Holiday menu selections.

 

Reservations for all events can be made by calling: 908-766-0002.