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VALENTINE’S DINNER AND DANCE CONTEST (“CONTEST”) ADMINISTERED BY THE WARING HOUSE RESTAURANT, INN, CONFERENCE CENTRE, & COOKERY SCHOOL (“ADMINISTRATOR”). CONTEST BEGINS ON FEBRUARY 11 2017 AT 12:01 AM EST AND ENDS ON FEBRUARY 11 2017 AT 11:59 PM EST (“CONTEST PERIOD”).
ONE NIGHT STAY AT THE WARING HOUSE INN (“PRIZE”)
The prize consists of a 1 (one) night stay at The Waring House Inn. Winner must agree with terms and conditions of the Inn. The prize covers only the cost of the room, is valued at $200, and does not include incidentals, damage, or additional charges incurred outside of the basic room fee.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A BALLOT ENTRY IS REQUIRED IN THE BARLEY ROOM PUB AT 395 SANDY HOOK ROAD, PICTON, ONTARIO, K0K 2T0 DURING THE CONTEST PERIOD. TO ENTER BY MAIL, SEND A SELF ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE WITH YOUR NAME AND PHONE NUMBER TO “‘THE WARING HOUSE VALENTINE’S CONTEST’ 395 SANDY HOOK ROAD, PICTON, ONTARIO, K0K 2T0”. ONE ENTRY PER PERSON DURING THE CONTEST PERIOD.
By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Administrator. Void where prohibited by law. Contest not open to residents of Quebec.
Contest is open to legal residents of Ontario who have reached the age of majority at the time of entry. Employees or contractors of the Sponsor(s) and immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with any such employees or contractors, are not eligible to enter.
1 (one) winner will be chosen at random using a random ballot draw. The odds of winning will depend on the number of entries received. The winner will be contacted by telephone and will have 48 (forty-eight) hours to respond. If no response is received within 48 (forty-eight) hours, another winner will be chosen. Administrators are not responsible for prize fulfillment nor for any technical failures. Winning entry will be verified. A list of winner(s) will be available on our website (http://www.waringhouse.com/) in the days following the draw and verification of the winner.
A time-limited, skill-testing question will be required to claim the Prize. The time limited, skill testing question must be performed at the Administrator’s place of business within 1 (one) week of the draw.
Prize has no cash value and is subject to blackout dates.
Administrators and sponsors reserve the right to publish winner’s first name and last initial.
Retail value of prizes is listed in the contest text.
Images included in the giveaway post may not depict the exact prize, and are for illustrative purposes only.
Please contact Guest Services for any questions.
Copies of the written Contest rules and a list of winners (when complete) are available during regular business hours at the reception desk of Administrator’s place of business.
This offer is valid on new bookings between January 30th 2017 and March 31st 2017.
Your booking must be made in the month of February, while your actual travel dates can be anytime in February and/or March.
Blackout dates do apply for certain days and events. Some conditions and restrictions apply. Contact Guest Services for full details and pricing.
Guest Services at The Waring House:
It’s an exciting new time for food loves at The Waring House. We have a new executive chef, Nicholas Loashak. Chef Nicholas has cooked all over the world, his food even gracing the plates of Canadian Prime Ministers and American Presidents.
In the news….
The Waring House Inn and its cookery are in the news….
The News Herald, a daily newspaper in suburban Cleveland has just published two Prince Edward County stories based on food and travel editor, Janet Podolak’s recent visit. At least one of the articles is already getting pick up elsewhere. Ms Podolak stayed at the Waring House Inn and spent aweekend touring the County. Besides a cookery lesson with cookery chef, Jordon McGuinnis, Ms Podolak attended this year’s Great Canadian Cheese Festival. Here’s a link to her County story Her Waring House cookery story has links to some incredibly easy cookery recipes including these easy tortillas.
Hotel-Scoop.com has published a recent Waring House review by Vancouver-based writer, Carolyn Heller, Ms Heller who is originally from Boston is also a guidebook author with Moon Travel Guides of Seattle. The second edtion of her Ontario guide by Moon is to be released soon.
The PEC Studio Tour, an annual event celebrating Prince Edward County’s rich pool of talented artists, launches it’s 21st edition this weekend. For one weekend a year in late September, the County’s artists open the doors to their studios, inviting the public in for a sneak peak at how the magic happens. The tour runs from 10 am – 5 pm Friday to Sunday.
The Waring House hosts the official PEC Studio Tour information centre in the parlour room in our main house. Visitors can stop by and see work from participating artists, allowing them to focus on visiting the artists whose work most interests them. This of course is so important because there are so many artists participating (27 featured artists and 6 guest artists) that most people could never squeeze them all in during the weekend.
One of The Waring House’s artists in residence, oil painter Aidan Haley, will be participating in the tour again this year. His studio is located at the Waring House sales and marketing office at 13633 Loyalist Parkway (beside the traffic circle). Guests of the Waring House will receive a 15% discount off artwork purchased from the studio if they can produce proof that they’re staying at the inn.
Take a look at the gallery below for samples of Aidan Haley’s work.
New Fall Events Include an Indie Music Fest and an Extreme Run
Sandbanks Provincial Park is hosting Sandbanks New Waves the new indie fest in mid-September. We’ll be there serving food and drink. Grapes of Wrath is also new this year. It’s an extreme run also planned in mid-September with proceeds going to the Canadian Cancer Society and local healthcare foundations. If you decide to sign up, we have new suites with outdoor hot tubs for pre run warm up or post run R&R. The annual PEC Studio Tour is a chance to visit some of the county’s artists at work. Waring House artist-in-residence, Aidan Haley is included. If you’re a County wine lover, be on the look out for PEC grape harvest parties. This journalist’s review is a fun read of the Norm Hardie Winery party last fall. And… TASTE is back! September 27th is this year’s date. It’s a chance to mingle with an amazing number of local producers all under one roof. Tickets go fast. http://www.tastecommunitygrown.com/
Book mid week for the Best Rates
For the best Waring House room rate, try mid-week anytime between Sunday and Thursday. The County still has plenty to keep you entertained without the weekend crowds. Our own Barley Room Pub has live entertainment every Thursday night and the Waring House Cookery offers mid-week evening classes. Eat what you cook, paired with your choice of local wine or beer. County roads are less traveled mid-week and there are plenty of local shops, antique places, art galleries and museums to browse in PEC communities.
Prince Edward County by Bike
Exploring the County by bike is easy, so we get lots of urban cyclists booking a stay with us every fall. We keep bike repair kits on hand, offer secure on-site storage and our front desk has County cycling maps to help you plan a tour. If you don’t own a two-wheeler or don’t want to pack your bike, you can always rent one in nearby Bloomfied. For more information on biking in the area, visit Ontario by Bike.
The Waring House sits smack dab in the middle of Ontario’s fastest growing wine region. Thirty-five wineries offer tastings and some have tours. Fifteen are now VQA. This latest VQA vintage report may be helpful for selecting wines to go home with. Wineries and restaurants host wine pairing dinners all fall including our own Amelia’s Garden.
County beer news
Barley Days Brewery, just a minute’s drive west of the Waring House, offers tastings and tours on Saturdays and its retail store is open 7 days a week. I tried and liked its new Sacred Rock, a sparkling ale that blurs the lines between beer and wine at the Great Canadian Cheese Festival last June. If you’re here in October, try Barley Days’ County IPA which is made from a blend of five hops including four types grown right here in The County.
Nothing like a little Prince Edward County cheese to pair with that local vintage or County cider you just bought. I’m a big fan of the aged cheddar and fresh curds from Black River Cheese, a local dairy farmers cooperative. Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Co. on the southeastern side of Prince Edward County has an amazing selection of artisan cheeses from across Ontario and abroad.
The Waring House Inn and its cookery are in the news
The News Herald, a daily newspaper in suburban Cleveland has just published two Prince Edward County stories based on food and travel editor, Janet Podolak’s recent visit. At least one of the articles is already getting pick up elsewhere. Ms Podolak stayed at the Waring House Inn and spent a weekend touring the County. Besides a cookery lesson with our cookery chef, Jordon McGuinnis, Ms Podolak attended this year’s Great Canadian Cheese Festival at the Crystal Palace on the Picton fairgrounds.. Here’s a link to her County story A Waring House cookery story even includes some fun recipes from Jordon’s home-smoking class, http://www.morningjournal.com/lifestyle/20140805/girlfriends-cooking-class-yields-easy-recipes-to-add-to-repertoire
And from Hotel-Scoop.com a recent Waring House review by Vancouver-based writer, Carolyn Heller, Ms Heller who is originally from Boston is also a guidebook author with Moon Travel Guides of Seattle. The second edition of her Ontario guide by Moon is to be released soon.
Our Cookery Chef, Jordon McGinnis, has a mean rib recipe for dry rub ribs that is easy to follow. This summer bbq favourite is always a big hit at the Waring House Cookery. A Home-Smoking class recently made the lip-smacking ribs along with a non-mayo potato salad, one-pan cornbread and pulled chicken. Cookery classes are generally held twice a week year-round. To find out what’s coming up next, check the Cookery School class schedule on the Waring House site
Dry Rub Rib Recipe
- 8 tablespoons light brown sugar, tightly packed
- 3 tablespoons kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
Mix all of the ingredients into a bowl. After your ribs are trimmed and peeled, rub them gently down with this spice blend, making sure to get a good even coating. Then let your ribs rest for between 3 and 24 hours. The longer the rest, the better the bark. Save excess rub in a glass bottle.
If baking in an oven, seal the ribs well in tinfoil, and preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Bake at 400 for 30 minutes then turn down to 300 and bake for 3 more hours.
If smoking, heat your smoker to 230-250 degrees F and smoke the ribs for 6 – 7 hours