Culinary events and special rates at 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel

1000 Islands Harbor Hotel, while firmly placed on the edge of the St. Lawrence River in New York’s lauded Thousand Islands region, is always cooking-up ways to take guests on their next culinary adventure. This spring, the AAA Four Diamond-rated hotel will play host to a selection of celebratory meals designed to delight the palate.

• On Sunday, March 27, the hotel will celebrate Easter with a brunch buffet from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. in the Harbor Ballroom. From 11 a.m.-1 p.m., guests can indulge in classic breakfast fare, including made-to-order omelets and pastries. Throughout the remainder of the afternoon, the buffet will showcase a selection of salads, fresh fruit and vegetables, cheeses, soups, and main dishes like Pineapple Ginger-Glazed Ham, Herb and Horseradish-Crusted Prime Rib with Bordelaise sauce, and Penne Pasta with chicken and Andouille sausage; along with seasonal side dishes and a dessert display. Brunch is $29.95 per person, $12.95 for children ages 5-12, and complimentary for children under four. Room rates start at $101.

• On Saturday, April 16, the hotel will host a New Orleans-inspired Murder Mystery event guests won’t soon forget. From 6:30-9:30 p.m., participants can don their favorite 20s-era styles and set out for a night of drinks and dinner, while cracking the evening’s case. Menu items include New Orleans Seafood Gumbo; Southern Fried Chicken with okra creole, red beans and rice; Spiced Eggplant with chickpea and feta salad; and French Quarter Beignets with vanilla sauce. Dinner and entertainment is $59 per person and an overnight package is available for $269, including two tickets to the event. Guests must be at least 16 years old to participate and payment is required at the time of reservation.

In addition to deluxe accommodations and fine and casual dining options, the hotel offers an indoor swimming pool and fully equipped fitness center. Its riverfront location in the historic town of Clayton puts guests just minutes from renowned vineyards, quaint shops, exceptional museums and performing arts centers, and a wealth of outdoor activities, from river cruises to kayaking, fishing, hiking and golf. Reservations are required for all events and can be made by calling 315-686-1100.