By Emilie-Noelle Provost
They always seem to arrive too quickly. In the midst of decorating, shopping for gifts and attending who knows how many gatherings and parties, the holidays can sneak up on you. If you’re like me, one of the last things on your to do list is planning what you and your family will enjoy for dinner on Christmas, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day – an important job that not everyone has time for or enjoys. If you’re in need of a break in the meal planning and preparation department this holiday season, or just can’t bear the thought of fighting the crowd at the supermarket, NoLo Bistro & Bar at The Stonehedge Hotel & Spa has you covered.Executive Chef Mark Filteau, delicious wines from Stonehedge Cellars and creative seasonal cocktails by NoLo’s resident mixologist Jared Bracci in an elegant and festive setting this holiday season with your family and friends. On Dec. 24, a prix fixe Christmas Eve plated dinner will be served from 6 to 10 p.m. On Christmas morning, skip the cooking and clean up and enjoy brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Regular a la carte dinner service will be available on Christmas Day from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
If you don’t have plans yet for New Year’s Eve, word has it that NoLo’s NYE Celebration is the place to be. Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner, live music until 1 a.m., dancing and a Champagne toast at midnight. If, like me, you have trouble staying up past 10 p.m., an earlier dinner seating is available from 5:30 to 8 p.m. (last seating at 7 p.m.). Make your first meal of 2017 one to remember with NoLo’s New Year’s Day Jazz Brunch including delicious $6 "brunch-y" cocktails.
Maybe you’re feeling a bit blah this year and need a little boost to get yourself into the holiday spirit. Book a reservation for The Stonehedge Hotel & Spa’s upcoming Champagne Dinner, featuring the wines of Perrier-Jouet, on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. It’s almost guaranteed to usher in the joy of the season.For more information about any of The Stonehedge Hotel & Spa’s festive dining options, including menus, visit their holiday dining page. For the ultimate in seasonal relaxation, combine any of these holiday dinners with an overnight stay and a spa visit the following day. For reservations call (978) 649-440 or visit the hotel's online reservation site.