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The Otesaga

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30

Celebrate Thanksgiving On The Farm

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ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Give the Gift of Christmas this holiday season. Adopt a family in need. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ to learn how.

THANKSGIVING – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Walk off holiday meal on scenic stroll through historic village with your loved ones. Admission by donation. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6

Pit Run Through Oneonta

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PIT RUN – 10:45 a.m. Run or walk 6.2 miles through scenic Oneonta, passing through SUNY Oneonta campus, ending at Neahwa Park. Also includes 5k race, 2 mile stroll, or kids fun run. In memory of Ricky J. “Pit” Parisian NYS Police Investigator killed in Line of Duty. Start at Main Street Bridge, Oneonta. 607-432-8068 or visit pitrun.org

Supreme Court Candidates Confer With Local Leaders

BAKER, BLAISE, MASLER ON BALLOT

Supreme Court Candidates

Confer With Local Leaders

Three Republican candidates on the Nov. 5 ballot for state Supreme Court judge, Sixth Judicial District, met with members of the local bar, and community and political leaders this morning at The Otesaga, hosted by former assemblyman Tony Casale of Cooperstown. The three candidates, at center, from left, are Mark Masler, Cortland County; Chris Baker, Chemung County (hand on chair), and Oliver Blaise, Broome County.  From left are attorney Will Green; Vincent Russo, Bob O’Neill and Carrie Thompson, all of Cooperstown; state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford; Assemblyman John Salka, R-West Edmeston; attorneys Jill Poulson, Bob Poulson and David Clinton; Casale, attorney Martin Tillapaugh, Assemblyman Brian Miller, R-New Hartford, and John Shideler, incoming Otesaga general manager.    Masler, Cortland County is a former dairy farmer, Cornell Law School graduate (magna cum laude, 1993)  and principal law clerk since 2008 to state Supreme Court Judge Phillip Rumsey.  Baker, Chemung County judge, has also served as acting Supreme Court judge.  Blaise, Broome County elections commissioner, is a Syracuse University Law School graduate with more than two decades experience in state and federal courts.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
1909 Adds Elegance Intimacy At Otesaga

SUMMER DREAMS

1909 Adds Elegance

Intimacy At Otesaga

Tradition Of Great American Steakhouse

Reinterpreted On Shores Of Otsego Lake

Otesaga Vice President/General Manager Jim Miles points out the amenities of the resort-hotel’s new high-end restaurant. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – At 1909, The Otesaga’s “intimate new dining experience,” it’s all about the presentation.

Head Chef Jim Perillo serves Wagyu beer, a 1909 house specialty, to Miles.

“Our Wagyu beef” – from a prized Japanese breed of cattle – “is prepared tableside,” said Jim Miles, general manager/vice president. “We have a special Japanese cast iron skillet and we sear it right at the table before serving with daikon and snow peas and a citrus Ponzu.”

Dressed only with a Himalayan salt, you can hear the sizzle halfway across the dining room – and experience the aroma, too.

“It’s meant for sharing,” said Miles. “It’s very rich, so a little goes a long way.”

Opened since July 4, the new entry – 1909 is the year the elegant resort hotel opened – is Miles’ brainchild, located in the former Lobby Bar and the small Glimmerglass Room reconfigured into an intimate dinner space.

“We use the Glimmerglass Room for our breakfast buffet and for lunch, but we wanted something different for the evening meal,” he said. “We removed two walls and opened up the double-sided fireplace, so now everyone feels like they’re in the main room.

Food–And What a View!

FINE FOOD, FUN FOOD

Food–And What a View!

Such a nice way to spend an hour! We went to The Hawkeye Bar and Grill at The Otesaga for lunch.
It’s one of my favorite places to go where I can pretend to be a tourist – the outdoor seating is by the lake and you’re only separated from the water by rolling grass. Skiers on the lake. Kids playing lawn games. People getting sun by the pool.

Touristy things. It puts everyone in a good mood!

And the lunch…I think they have about the best Caesar salad around, I had it topped with a perfectly seared piece of salmon. It’s so fresh and refreshing. My friend had an unusual dish, the Roasted Vegetable Tart. It was a Fontina crust puffed pastry filled with asparagus, goat cheese, onions, peas and fava beans. It had a little carrot salad on the side and looked tasty. The combination of all of the flavors really works.

Try The Otesaga for dinner as well, the “After 5 Menu” will satisfy everyone in your party. The last time we were there for dinner we enjoyed the slow roasted prime rib. Cooked perfectly and just melted in my mouth. Someone got the Truffled Mushroom burger, to die for! Roasted mushrooms, brie, arugula then topped with Truffle Aioli. You can’t go wrong with that combination. It’s served on a cutting board with fries. Delicious! (The Otesaga Resort Hotel 60 Lake St., Cooperstown)

TARA BARNWELL,
General Manager

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MARCH 31
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MARCH 31

Festival Of Food & Wine

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FOOD FESTIVAL – 3-6 p.m. The 19th Annual Epicurean Food and Wine Tasting features samplings from 30 different restaurants, as well as a silent auction, all to benefit Catskill Area Hospice. $90, reservations required. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. Info, reservations, (607) 432-6773.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2

Ice Harvest Fest At Mills

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ICE HARVEST – 10 – 3 p.m. Participate in traditional ice harvest. Includes ice carving, ice fishing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, snowman village, hot soup buffet, food truck, blacksmithing, cooking demonstration, exhibits by local businesses, farmers. Cost, $9/adult. Hanford Mills Museum, 51 Co. Hwy. 12, East Meredith. 607-278-5744 or visit www.hanfordmills.org/programs/events/ice-harvest/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16

Performance Of ‘A Christmas Carol’

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL – 3 – 5 p.m. Live performance of Charles Dicken’s classic tale featuring local performers. Tickets, $15/adult. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/A-Christmas-Carol

THEATER – 2 p.m. Musical performance of Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” by Orpheus Theater. Goodrich Theater, SUNY Oneonta. 607-432-1800 or visit www.facebook.com/OrpheusTheatre/

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