Cranmore’s Meister Hut Wine Dinners Named "Best of NH 2008" by New Hampshire Magazine

By AlpineZone News |
Jun 03 2008 - 11:54 AM

NORTH CONWAY, New Hampshire — Cranmore Mountain’s Meister Hut Wine Dinners have been selected by the editors of New Hampshire Magazine as “Best of NH 2008” for Mountaintop Dinners.

The dinners, which will be offered five nights during Cranmore’s winter season in 2008-2009, were launched earlier this year to great acclaim. They feature a four-course menu with wine pairings in the rustic setting of the mountaintop Meister Hut. Guests choose between a selection of five entrees, each accompanied by wine carefully matched to each course. Diners reach the summit via the high-speed express quad. The dinner is open to skiers and non-skiers alike with a welcome reception starting at 6pm each evening.

“Cranmore is fortunate to have both the setting and the culinary talents to offer guests an unparalleled dining experience,” stated Cranmore’s general manager, Ben Wilcox. “Skiers have been taking in the awesome views at the Meister Hut during the day for over 60 years and now they can do the same at night at these special dinners.”

Wilcox continued, “We are honored to be recognized by the editors of a quality publication like New Hampshire Magazine and are proud to be selected as one of its Best of NH.” The Wine Dinners will be featured in the magazine’s July 2008 issue.

Next year’s dates and menus are not yet set but a waiting list for reservations is being accepted. Call 1-800-SUN-N-SKI for more information.

Last year’s menu included Roasted Butternut Squash with Saut?В©ed Radicchio, Veal Saltimbocca, Pan-seared N.Y. Sirloin au Poivre, Sattler Chicken Breast, Crabmeat Stuffed Sole with Poached Jumbo Shrimp topped with a Lobster Sherry Cream Sauce, and other outstanding culinary delights. Four courses of wine accompanied the meal, including selections such as Prosecco, M&R NV (Italy); Old Vine Rose, Red Guitar, 2006 (Navarra Spain); Vouvray, Chateau de Monfort, 2006 (Loire, France); Pinot Blanc, Trimbach 2004 (Alsace) and more. The meal was rounded out with a dessert du jour and a glass of Tawny Port.

The Meister Hut Wine Dinners seat 30 guests per evening. A folk guitarist provides dinner music in front of the fieldstone fireplace with couches where guests enjoy good company, fine wine and appetizers prior to the meal. Tables are set up family style to encourage camaraderie and conversation between all.

A spectacular view of the Moat Mountains and the twinkling lights of North Conway Village can be seen from the Hut’s large windows and covered porch, and again on the ride down the Quad at the end of the evening.

For more information on Cranmore and its Meister Hut Wine Dinners, visit or call 1-800-SUN-N-SKI.