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Sarah and Kenneth’s Special 10 Year Wedding Anniversary at Historic Kent Manor Inn

Celebrating their 10th Anniversary at Historic Kent Manor Inn

Sarah and Kenneth celebrate their 10th Year Anniversary at Historic Kent Manor Inn

Sarah of was kind enough to share the wonderful evening she planned for her 10th Wedding Anniversary  with  her husband Kenneth. When Sarah called our staff to plan this evening they were thrilled. Sarah owns Intrigue Design & Decor and has been a joy to work with  Historic Kent Manor Inn  as they maked Brides’ Dreeams come true it was an honor that Sarah chose Historic Kent Manor Inn to make her anniversary dreams come true! The staff at the Historic Kent Manor Inn worked with Sarah to create an evening that was full of surprises, romance and love. Here is her story….

“On the evening of our 10 year wedding Anniversary Kenneth Campbell and I shared a romantic dinner at Historic Kent Manor Inn. The chef created a custom 10 course menu with each course paired with the 10 destinations that Kenny and I will be traveling to with our children during this next chapter of our life. The love we have is better than I could have ever imagined. Thank you to Wendy Foster Hershey for snapping these photos of the romantic table for two. Thank you to Skyler Vangorkum for helping me set-up, load and design the decor. Thank you to the Intrigue Design & Decor staff for helping to bring the floral creations to life. Thank you to Kent Manor for hosting us and to Chip Lackey the amazing and talented Chef that created the custom menu for us. This was an experience of a lifetime.” Sarah Campbell

Historic Kent Manor Inn on the Eastern Shore is the perfect romantic setting for Anniversaries and Special Events

A Romantic Table for 2

Romance and Roses are the backdrop for celebrating 10 years of Happiness

Roses and Romance for Sarah and Kenneth

Stunning Floral arrangements from Intrigue Design&Decore provide romannce at Historic Kent Manor Inn

Stunning Flowers set the mood

a Compass shows where you are going and where you have been. Come to Eastern Shore of Maryland to celebrate life's events at the Historic Kent Manor Inn

Compass to a lifetime of love and adventure

Chef Lackey created 10 dishes that highlighted the cuisine of 10 different travel locations

10 courses of travel and adventure

The Historic Kent Manor Inn can’t wait to hear tales of the wonderful travel adventures of the Campbell Family. We hope they come back for the 20th Anniversary to set the agenda for the following 10 years of adventure!

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One Classic Drink

With special thanks to http://www.bevx.com

The Manhattan (recipe) is a classic cocktail invented in a bar of the same name in 1874. The original calls for just three ingredients: 2 ounces of Rye Whiskey, 1 ounce of Italian Sweet Vermouth, and a couple dashes of bitters. Stir with ice, don’t shake, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass (erroneously called a martini glass in some circles).

The above paragraph likely seems harmless enough to most folks but I have already started a screaming fit somewhere. The first order of contention is the Whiskey. Some are insistent that it must be Rye while others are happy to make theirs with Bourbon. What’s the difference? In most cases Bourbon is sweeter than Rye so the resulting drink is sweeter as well. The second area of disagreement is the age-old argument of shaken versus stirred. I’ve had them both ways and I like them both ways with the shaken being a bit colder with small flecks of ice and a bit more diluted, which isn’t a bad thing.

Knowing how to make a Manhattan is as easy as reading. Practice will make it better and allow you to explore the subtle variations. It also builds the comfort required to make a few tweaks. Substitute the Rye with Irish or Canadian Whiskey and you have a new drink.  Swap the Italian Vermouth for French and another variation is born. Swap the bitters for Absinthe, Amaro, or Fernet and yet another set of variations are born. The possibilities are endless. Then of course there is the last old argument concerning the garnish. Do you finish the drink with a Maraschino cherry or a lemon or both? I like mine with a twist.