Finger Lakes News

Plum Perfect On Seneca

HIMROD -- The Rainbow Cover Resort is no more. 

As of Sunday, it has been replaced by the new Plum Point Lodge on Seneca, a complete renovation that has also added a new farm-to-table restaurant. Called Sapalta, the restaurant is the creation of Finger Lakes Chef Brud Holland. Sapalta had its grand opening on Mother's Day with a brunch that wowed many of the Rainbow's regulars who had become accustomed to more traditional fare.

The buffet included herbed potatoes, eggs benedict, french toast, smoked salmon and assorted baked goods -- all served with complimentary mimosas and Bloody Marys. Sapalta is named for a popular variety of plum promoted by scientists at the Cornell AgriTech facility in Geneva. The sweet fruit has already become a regular component in Holland's dishes and signature cocktails.

The new Plum Point Lodge has 31 completely renovated rooms, including six "glamping yurts'' and a Farm House Luxury Suite built above the restaurant in the hotels main reception house.

The hotel has relocated its famed fire pit and added a second fire pit location among the yurts. A newly completed events center can be booked for weddings, corporate and family events.

Click on the photo above for a quick slide-show visit to Sapalta's opening day.



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