Saratoga Springs in upstate New York is a delightful Victorian town with a vibrant social scene. Located only 3 hours north of New York City, an easy train ride away, 25 minutes from Albany, about an hour from southern Vermont, and only a few hours from Montreal, Canada.
It has an eclectic art scene with a variety of shops, gourmet restaurants, and European-style patisseries. There are many bars where you can dance the night away. The art and culture scene is also spectacular: the New York City Ballet takes residence here each July at SPAC, there are music concerts, plays, jazz bands, and much more. Spend a day at the historic racetrack, have dinner at Lake Local, and watch the sunset over the water. With Lake George nearby, as well as the states capital, ski mountains in Vermont and much more, you are guaranteed a wonderful getaway all year round.
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Looking for something fun to wear while out on the town? Saratoga offers many boutiques where you can find the perfect outfit for any event.
Looking for a place to stay? The Adelphi Hotel recently had a complete makeover. There is also The Gideon Putnam Hotel in the park. The Saratoga Chamber of Commerce and Trip Advisor can help you choose the perfect hotel to fit your needs.
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Lobster Ravioli a`la Gideon Putnam
Melt 1 stick of butter in a saucepan with 2-3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.
Lightly sauté 2-3 gloves of minced garlic.
Add sliced black olives to taste.
Add 4 diced tomatoes to the pan.
2 tablespoons of drained capers.
A package of frozen spinach cooked and drained.
Salt and pepper to taste.
1 cup of champagne or good white wine.
Remove from heat and add minced fresh parsley and the juice of a half to a whole lemon depending on your taste preference.
In a pot of rapidly boiling salted water, add the box of Lobster Ravioli. If not using homemade then purchase a good quality form your local gourmet shop. Cook according to the directions on the package. Remove the raviolis and then pour the Olive Champagne sauce over the top and serve along with a lovely green salad, French baguette, and cold glass of Bubbly. Serve a decadent chocolate soufflé for dessert. Place a fresh Flower Girl arrangement on the table, play some music, and light a few candles for the perfect romantic eventing!