Well, another great year has come to a close. It was a very special one for us here at Pineridge Hollow as we celebrated our 25th anniversary! We’ve put together our favourite moments from this past year, as chosen by you, our guests! These were our most liked Instagram posts by month in 2017.
January- Goat Attitude
Jan 14 – 774 likes
In the middle of winter, our petting zoo animals are still having fun outside in the snow. Our two Pygmy goats, Felix & Farley have been with us for 3 summers now and have become familiar friendly faces at the Pineridge Hollow petting zoo.
February – Veranda at Sunset
Feb 16 – 956 likes
We can understand this being our top liked post in February 2017. Guests were able to enjoy our veranda in the middle of winter which means it must have been nice weather!
March – Chocolate Mousse Cake
Mar 5 – 810 likes
Mmmmm chocolate. This dessert was one of our favourites too. Our pastry chef, Jeanette is always coming up with the most delectable treats for our seasonal dessert menus. We’re all wondering what will be next for our Spring 2018 menu!
April – Beet Chips
April 8 – 962 likes
If you have ever visited our restaurant, you have most likely seen (if not tried!) our signature beet chips with rosemary, sea salt and house made goat cheese ranch dip. These are definitely a crowd favourite! We even had a wedding order them as an appetizer for all their guests this year! This year we served over 8200 orders of beet chips!
May – Charcuterie Board
May 9 – 892 likes
While charcuterie may not be the easiest word to say, it sure is easy to like! Truffle salami, prosciutto, brie, Manitoba Trappist cheese. Seriously, what’s not to like about this picture! We know our guests love starting off a meal with a great snacking board, did you see our recent post on how to make your own for your guests at home? Find it here.
June – Donut Wall
June 11 – 967 likes
Donut walls were a fun trend that we saw all over Pinterest & Instagram this past year. We were so excited when one of our wedding couples this summer told us that they wanted one! Our pastry chef, Jeanette hand made these “Simpsons” style donuts for this super fun brunch wedding held here in June.
July – Faith’s Nose
July 30 – 1232 likes
Our precious miniature potbelly pig, Faith, joined the Pineridge Hollow family in July. You have probably seen her munching on pumpkins on our Instagram, wandering around the grounds or with her friends in the petting zoo. How sweet is that little face? Spoiler alert…there may be more of these little faces running around this spring.
August – Wild Berry Salad
Aug 4 – 933 likes
Our guests were loving this fresh wild berry salad this summer, with goat cheese, candied pecans and quinoa. Did you know that we grew a lot of our own vegetables to serve in our restaurant this summer? Oak Knoll Farms provided us with fresh lettuce for our salads, beets for our beet chips and so, so much more. You’ll get to hear much more about Oak Knoll Farm in 2018!
September – A Little Girl & Her Cinnamon Bun
Sept 10 – 1595 likes
It’s not just little kids who make this face when our servers deliver our signature cinnamon buns! We serve our cinnamon buns warm with lots of homemade caramel sauce and whipped cream. They’re the perfect dessert at Sunday brunch or an afternoon snack after a stroll in Bird’s Hill Park.
October – PRH through snowy trees
Oct 27 – 1162 likes
The snow did show up a lot earlier than last year. But apparently you all love it, seeing as this was within our top 10 most liked posts in 2017.
November – Hats & Mittens Wall Display
Nov 5 – 1855 likes
You really aren’t fooling anyone when you complain about our cold Manitoba winters. Looks like this picture of our Lemon Loungewear display gave you all the comfy, cozy feels of winter accessories. This was our most liked post of 2017!
December – Prairie Berry Sangria
Dec 11 – 1218 likes
Yea, we love sangria too. The Prairie Berry Sangria has been on our menu for a number of years! Sangria is one of those amazing chameleon drinks that is perfect for sipping on the patio on a sweltering hot summer day and yet is somehow also perfect for curling up next to the fire in the middle of December. Seems fitting that at the end of the year, everyone just feels like having a nice relaxing beverage and winding down to see what next year holds.