October 11, 2013
There is no arguing that Canadians can handle the winter season, in fact, it is really when we thrive! So let the stereotypes fly around that Canadians toboggan to school or snowshoe to a party, because, well, we’ve actually done both of those activities. Who is going to let a little blizzard get in the way of the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, or in this case, the bar at the end of the canal?
The winter season is such a magical time of year, and in many peoples lives it is time to celebrate committing themselves to one another. So many couples now are spending their summers months planing and having their weddings in the winter.
Our historical inn buried deep in the Sawmill Creek valley is the perfect background to your special day. Winter is Canadian Wedding season, and it is in full swing at the Glenerin Inn !
Our full service boutique inn can accommodate all your needs from guests staying the weekend, to food services, and of course even pampering yourself for the big day!
Our service to you includes:
Beautiful Reception Room
Manicured grounds for photography
Sample dinner for Bride and Groom
Open Bar Service Before & After Dinner (maximum of 5 hours*)
Hors D’oeuvres served during reception
Floor Length White or Ivory Linen
Gourmet Three Course Dinner
Ontario VQA Wine served with Dinner
Votive candles throughout reception areas
Complimentary Wedding Cake Cutting Service
During your cocktail reception, we will serve your guests
Our Chef’s Selections of Hors d’oeuvres
Gourmet Wedding Dinner Menu
Choice of Soup
Country Leek & Potato,Parship Chips
Roasted Butternut Squash, Whipped Maple Cream
Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Bisque, Avocado Tortilla
Choice of Salad
Romaine Hearts served with Lemon Garlic Dressing, Seasoned
Croutons & Freshly Grated Parmesan
Boston Bibb Salad
Crumbled Feta Cheese, Herbed Balsamic Vinaigrette
Honey Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Poached Atlantic Salmon
Lemon Dill Sauce
Grilled Breast of Chicken
Vermouth Cream Sauce
Roast Beef Striploin
Pork Tenderloin Wellington
All Entrees are served with Fresh Seasonal Vegetables &
Herb Roasted Potatoes
Wedding Cake cut & served to guests
Provided by the Couple
Additional Suggestion to help create you Elegant Affair
Late Night Service Enhancements
Late Evening Coffee & Tea Station
Domestic Cheese & Crackers
Poutine Station (min. 30 guests)
Mini Beef Sliders
Sliced Fresh Fruit Display
Belgium Waffe Station (min. 30 guests)
We want to all the details of your day, from the music, to the flowers, to the photographer to be taken care of so you can focus on what is important- enjoying yourself.
August 15, 2013
How the Best Kept Secret in Mississauga gives their guests the best in skin care and hair products around
After many renovations and ownership changes to the building, it officially became known as the Glenerin Inn in 1986 and has obtained a reputation for being one of the best local businesses in the area.
Many guests have said that they prefer the Glenerin Inn over big-chained hotels for a number of reasons.
- Peaceful, quiet and green surroundings
- Friendly and personable staff
- Excellent Spa Service
- Modern designed rooms that looked very inviting as you walk in
- Restaurant and lounge with great food paired up with 5-star wine
All these are great for our visitors but the one big unique difference that Glenerin Inn is proud of is providing our customers with organic amenities to give them the desired results without the added chemicals.
When you go to a big chained hotel, take a look at their hotel amenities. It is usually hotel branded low quality soaps and shampoos with the usual chemicals that big name non organic brands have.
For example, we’ve all heard in the news recently that shampoos that contain unnatural chemicals are bad for you but just how bad are they?
An article from Pure-Therapy.co.uk states that the average woman applies more than 200 chemicals to her skin during the course of one day. Out of all the chemicals that she puts on her skin, 60% of it gets absorbed into the bloodstream leading to health problems later in life.
Organic skincare products also contain the best natural ingredients available with no pesticides or artificial fertilizers, giving you the best products available for your skin and hair without damaging the environment.
At Glenerin Inn, we use OrganiQ Amenities Inc. for all your skin and hair needs without the use of chemical ingredients that you won’t be able to pronounce on your first try.
One example of an OrganiQ skincare product is their massage soap and below are the main ingredients of the product.
Oatmeal, Green Tea & Sweet Lime Massage Soap
- Organic Shea butter
- Green tea extract
- Sweet lime oil
- Organic oatmeal
As you can see, ingredients are natural and can be easily pronounced by almost anybody. OrganiQ’s products are also environmentally friendly with their biodegradable containers.
Below are some of the ingredients inside a popular brand of bar soap.
- Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate
- Slearic Acid
- Sodium Palmitate
- Aqua Lauric Acid
- Sodium Isethionate
We weren’t kidding when we said that you are putting man-made chemicals that you can’t even pronounce inside your body when you don’t use organic skin products.
The best part of all about OrganiQ is that they are 100% Canadian owned and all the products are 100% made in Canada. As a local Canadian business ourselves, we take great pride in purchasing from other Canadian owned businesses.
At Glenerin Inn we are proud to support local businesses, helping sustain the environment and providing our guests with top notch organic products where you get great results for your body with less of the chemicals.
To look at the full range of OrganiQ’s product line for hotel amenities click here.
July 16, 2013
Escape the Everyday and Experience a SPAcation!
When was the last time you told yourself “I am too busy to get away”? Days pass by so quickly and we are all constantly racing against time. Business and family demands dictate our schedules and the cycle of our days start all over again.
All over the city there are exciting thing to do this summer that allow you to have a much-needed mental break. Sometimes that is all you need to re-ignite your energy so that you can remain focused and inspired to achieve your life’s goals. Yet, when all is said and done, how many of us really enjoy “me time”?
So what are these “Stay-Cations”, or “Spa-Cations” everyone is talking about? Very simply defined: little mini weekend, or week day breaks that indulge your senses and can carry a big inspiring punch!
The Glenerin Inn and Spa is a great example of one of those little hidden gems in the city. An historical building nestled within a scenic plush and natural setting, fueled with the little simple pleasures of holistic spa treatments, gourmet dishes mastered with love, and fine wines to tempt every pallet.
A savory experience in every sense of the word awaits you when you arrive and the hospitality of the staff greats you like you’re coming home to mom. No need to tell yourself “this is too good to be true” or “okay, how much is this going to break the bank?” Spa-Cations are designed for almost every budget, affordable value-added experiences that leave you looking through your schedule to plan the next mind escape.
A Spa-Cation could be as simple as a one night stay paired with a massage just before bedtime and a night cap that gives you that eight hour blissful sleep. Then wake up and enjoy a morning cup of Yoga to recharge your spiritual senses. If you need to rekindle the romance a couple’s spa escape is a divine intervention for the everyday marriage blues…or should I say the perfect prescription for the marital mundane syndrome. I strongly suggest taking advantage of the various hotel packages that the Glenerin Inn and Spa offer and capture that well deserved “me time”.
I leave you with this thought: “The mark of success is when you can spend the entire day on the bank of a river without feeling guilty about it”. Get into the mindset that relaxing and getting re-energized are not unproductive uses of your time, and that you’re not too busy to deserve time out. Instead embrace it as a state of peacefulness.
July 10, 2013
Chicken Wings is considered one of life’s guilty pleasures. There are a few big restaurants that specialize in chicken wings when you want to dine in Mississauga. Some of these restaurants have days where they offer All-You-Can-Eat wings or half price wings and these are the times where we don’t care about our waist lines. The problem with chicken wings, especially if you eat them at restaurants is they tend to fry them. Just imagine eating chicken wings with pounds of oil on them and then after your meal is done feeling horrible, that’s what deep fried foods do to you. When you’re indulging in the chicken wings, you feel good and enjoy the taste. When it comes to the aftermath not so much.
The good news is that you can still enjoy chicken wings by having them grilled instead of fried. Not only are grilled chicken wings healthier than fried chicken wings, they are also easier to cook and tastes much better than fried wings when done right. Glenerin Inn cares about your health so below are a few quick easy steps to grill some delicious chicken wings in the comfort of your own home.
Step 1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat and also have a water bottle or a glass of water handy. Chicken wings tend to flare up on the grill and adding a bit of water reduces the flare up preventing you from having burned chicken wings for dinner.
Step 2. As your grill is heating up, it’s time to start seasoning your chicken wings. You can buy seasoning mix at your local grocery store or just add a bit of salt and fresh ground pepper. Make sure you season the chicken wings on all angles as you’ll be constantly flipping and turning the chicken wings as you grill them.
Step 3. Arrange your chicken wings on the grill and at the same time put your chicken wing sauce in a pot and put it on top of low heat.
Step 4. During the grilling processing make sure the chicken wings are turned and flipped every few minutes to prevent burning. Keep doing this until there’s no pink in the centre of your chicken wings. The grilling process normally takes between 16-18 minutes and you’ll know when your wings are done when bubbles start to form. If you want to speed up the grilling process, when you’re not turning the chicken wings make sure you close your grill.
Step 5. Once the chicken wings are finished cooking, lather them in your favourite sauce and leave them in your pot to soak for a few minutes.
Step 6. Serve and Enjoy!
If you worked too hard during the week and want someone else to do the grilling come to Glenerin Inn for our BBQ Summer Thursdays. Our BBQ summer Thursdays provid you amazing grilled food without sacrificing your health. Some of our grilled food items are grilled shrimp, grilled lamb chops and of course our grilled chicken wings. You can accompany our grilled foods with an ice cold Canadian beer.
For more information on our BBQ Thursdays, please call us at (905) 828-6103 or Toll free at 1 (877) 991-9971.
Homemade Buffalo Wings (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)
July 3, 2013
In May we took our guests to the west coast and gave them the experience of California, nicknamed the golden state. In June we took our guests on a journey to the tropics of South America, where they indulged in some pink pepper crusted beef tenderloin and a tequila lime sorbet for dessert. On Friday, July 19th, part 3 of our 2013 Wine and Dine series at the historical Glenerin Inn, we are taking our guests to the land down under for them to try a variety of foods and wines from the great country of Australia.
Australia first started in wine making over 200 years ago with New South Wales being Australia’s first vineyard and winery. Since that start over 200 years ago, Australia is now one of the biggest exporters and winemakers in the world. It’s not just the huge amount of wine that makes Australia one of the capitals of wine making in the world it is also famous for its rich history and variety of wines that it can produce.
The state of South Australia is home to some of the oldest vineyards in the world, dating back to the 1850s. To give you a perspective on how just old the vineyards are, Canada didn’t even become a country yet (Confederation happened in 1867). In addition, Australia because of its variety of climates and soils, it gives the country a unique opportunity to produce many kinds and flavours of wines. Australia can produce red wines, white wines, sparking wines, fortified wines and dessert wines.
As for Australian food, the food is influenced by European and Asian immigrants. Australian food culture strives to be innovative and excellent in taste and we provided that with the four following food items on our Australian themed menu:
Tasmania Squash Soup
- Macadamia nut garnish
- Mango, kiwi & papaya salad
- cilantro dressing
Australian Rack of Lamb
- roasted sweet potato & honey ale just
- Chantilly cream topped with berries & kiwi
Each food item you order will be paired with some of the finest Australian wine you’ll ever lay your taste buds on.
Come join us on Friday June 19th and enjoy your night of dining in Mississauga with the best that Australia has to offer in wine and food.
Tickets for this event and the two remaining in our wine and dine series are to be purchased in advance and can be done so by contacting our Front Desk at 905 828 6103.
For more information on the menu click here
We look forward to seeing you!