Around the World in Seven Courses: 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel

One of my favorite travel perks is the ability to try new foods. I’m constantly finding myself saying “Yum!” to things I’d normally refuse to eat. I use “food culture” as a determining factor in travel planning. What better way to get a taste of all seven continents than by visiting them all? Well, maybe not AS good, but a close runner up would be something like this awesome happening on April 18.

1000 Islands Harbor Hotel

If you happen to be near Clayton, New York on April 18 – or have some available last minute travel time –  then think about checking into the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel. They’re preparing to take your tastebuds around the world during their Seven Continents Dinner!

{images contained herein courtesy of 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel}

Passport Not Required!!!

1000 Islands Harbor Hotel

Perched on the St. Lawrence River in one of Upstate New York’s most picturesque getaway destinations, the full-service luxury hotel will host a night inspired by worldly cuisine and culture, pairing distinct regional dishes prepared by Executive Chef Patrick Leibacher with wines that tell the story of each destination.

1000 Islands Harbor Hotel offers 105 deluxe guest rooms and suites, sophisticated dining, and state-of-the-art function space on the St. Lawrence riverfront in the heart of New York’s spectacular 1000 Islands region. The hotel opened in July 2014 as the third of Buffalo-based Hart Hotels’ Harbor Hotels brand, which also includes the Four Diamond-rated Portland Harbor Hotel in Portland, Maine, and Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel in Watkins Glen, New York. The 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel is located at 200 Riverside Drive, Clayton, NY 13624. Call 315-686-1100. For more information, visit

1000 Islands Harbor Hotel

Guests are welcome to turn dinner into a weekend escape and spend the night in luxurious accommodations with river views at a special $99 rate. The quaint town of Clayton puts guests just minutes from renowned vineyards, intriguing shops, exceptional museums and more.

The Seven Continents dinner begins at 6 p.m. and is priced at $75 per person. The menu is as follows:


Moroccan Chickpea Soup Served With Flatbread

Rustenberg Chardonnay



Lamb Backstrap With Blood Orange Sauce, White Bean Puree and Kalettes

Wild Ride GSM Blend



Free Range Chicken Breast Seasoned With Togarashi and Yuzu Sauce Over

Black Sesame Rice Noodles and Baby Bok Choy

Hakushika Sake Junmai Gingo



Gin & Tonic and Lemongrass Shaved Ice With

Lavender Syrup and Candied Lime Wedge

Prejean Late Harvest Vignoles



Berkshire Pork Cheeks With Leek Tartar Over

Creamy Polenta and Broccolini

Honoro Vera Monastrell


South America

Caribbean Conch Salad With Plantain and Purple Yam Chips

Casa Patronalas Sauvignon Blanc


North America

Crispy Long Island Duck Breast With Fig Molasses

Served Over Farro Salad and Rainbow Carrots

Sheldrake Cabernet Franc


For dinner reservations contact Heather in sales at 315-686-1100. Reservations are required. Price does not include tax and gratuity. For more information visit