Elegant and magnificent - Le Chambord celebrates 25 years
For a truly magnificent meal, try the Roast Rack of Colorado Lamb with Brown Sugar Dijon and Graham Cracker Crust, with Sweet Potato Mash and Rosemary Lamb Reduction at Le Chambord.
Le Chambord, the elegant Georgian Colonial Inn and four-star restaurant located in Hopewell Junction is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a special three-course dinner and over $50,000 in renovations.

Owner Roy Benich says this is his way of saying thank you to all of his customers. The Anniversary special, which is also available for Easter Sunday, is a three-course dinner (choice of appetizers, entrees and desserts) for only $29.95. It's featured seven days a week and menu choices change weekly.

The renovations for the 25th anniversary have included the Grand Ballroom and the Marine Lounge, which is being re-opened on Easter Sunday.

The Grand Ballroom now features a new ceiling, new carpeting and imported sheer drapes from Europe. It seats 250 comfortably for weddings, private parties, conferences and company events.

The antique floors of the Marine Lounge were stripped and varnished, the brass work was re-polished and the woodwork was completely refurbished.

Benich says he plans to open the outside terrace for lunch and dinner in approximately three weeks - just in time for Mother's Day.

Benich says he has enjoyed every minute of the past 25 years with Le Chambord. It began with the purchase of the main building, the manor house, an 1863 Georgian Colonial Estate. It is considered one of the most lovely, elegant small country Inns in America today. The pillared veranda is reminiscent of the Antebellum South.

During the first five years, the Grand Ballroom and 16 rooms were added in Tara Hall, along with the Conference Center, the Outdoor Pavilion and the art and antique gallery.

Four-star cuisine is a major part of Le Chambord. French nouvelle and classical dishes are prepared by one of America's outstanding Chefs, Leonard Mott, who attended the Culinary Institute of America 30 years ago. He has been with Le Chambord since its opening and has constantly upgraded his skills throughout the years.

Benich says he and Mott enjoy a special relationship. "It's been incredible. He like my own brother," said Benich. "He's an unbelievable artist at his trade."

Leisurely dining, spectacular presentation and impeccable service in one of the elegant dining rooms at Le Chambord makes every dining experience unforgettable.

Historic structures, magnificent meals and dining facilities, antique-filled rooms on 10 majestic acres - they all go together to set Le Chambord apart.

"Our greatest accolade has been when guests leave and say it has been one of the finest dinners they ever had and the stay in the rooms was magnificent," said Benich. "Those words exemplify our goals with each and every guest."

Take advantage of the Anniversary Special and visit the renovated ballroom and lounge and say hello to Roy and his staff. Each visit is a remarkable experience. Call 221-1941 for reservations or visit the website at www.lechambord.com.

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