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New Owners Bring Back Wakefield Inn Restaurant and Make Editor's Choice in Yankee Magazine for 2007

Since February ambitious new owners James and Janel Martin have been rapidly renovating the Wakefield Inn bed and breakfast. Renovations have included preparations to reopen the innís fine dining restaurant.

Wakefield, NH, September 14, 2007 --( Nestled in the heart of New Hampshire the Wakefield Inn (formally known as the Spiral Staircase Inn) has been considered by guests as a “hidden gem.” Built in 1804 the inn has become a favorite place for guests of the White Mountain and lakes regions to catch up on their rest and relaxation. The addition of the restaurant will allow for additional guests to partake in the beauty of this historic inn. The inn features an unsupported “floating staircase” that allows access to all three floors, a three sided fireplace, a wraparound porch, and many other unique and historic features.

The inn is set up to leave you with the feeling of a trip to Grandma’s house after your stay. When you first step inside you are greeted by a beautiful spiral staircase. In the next room there is a reception area, complete with antiques and a marble chess set. Then on to the dining room with it’s rustic wooden floors where each table is set next to the three sided fireplace, and surrounded by windows overlooking the outside garden.

The 3-courses Menu features items made from New England Products, and naturally raised meat and poultry. The menu changes weekly, and will showcase the in-season vegetables and fruits of the region. Some examples of a First Course are Leek and Goat Cheese Tart, Gazpacho and Salad of Mesclun with Apple, Roasted Pecans and Feta. For Main Entrees Zucchini Wrapped Salmon on a bed of Ricotta Gnocchi, Pork Tenderloin Braised in Caramelized Balsamic Onions, and Filet Mignon with Wild Mushroom Merlot Reduction tempt the palette. For Dessert choices include Lavender Crème Bruleè, Chocolate Mousse with a Bourbon Pecan Sauce or Cranberry, Fig and Honey Gingered Almond Semifreddo.

One guest attending Sunday brunch rated the inn’s food to be “as good if not better” than that of the well renowned Inn in Kennebunkport.

Following current owners James and Janel’s 3 year stay in France, they decided to return to the states. Janel, with a degree in culinary arts from Stratford University in Falls Church, Virginia and experience as a Chef and in hospitality management, wanted an inn ready for renovations and restaurant potential. Janel who grew up in the area, found the Wakefield Inn to be exactly what they were looking for.

The Inn is located in historical Wakefield Corner surrounded by many of Wakefield’s other historical attributes, including the Congregational Church of Wakefield, and the town water pump. It’s central location is close to many Maine and New Hampshire lakes, including Lake Winnipesaukee in historic Wolfeboro, and the White Mountains.

The Wakefield Inn was named editor’s choice in New England’s own Yankee magazine. The magazine referred to the inn as an “1804 Federal style home [with] some invitingly quirky features.”

All menu items are prepared with perfection by Head Chef Janel Martin herself. Menu items are subject to change to incorporate seasonal local ingredients.

Dinner will be served on Friday and Saturday nights from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday brunch will be served on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tables are by reservation only. To make your reservation call (603) 522-8272.

FMI contact the Wakefield Inn at (603) 522-8272 or (800) 245-0841. Visit online at

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