Toasting with wineBeing Vermont’s Culinary Resort, we take great pride in our food and wine.

…which is why were so proud of the fact that Wine Spectator and Fodor’s have awarded our Butler’s Restaurant with a couple coveted awards.

Wine Spectator presented us with a 2009 ‘Best of’ Award of Excellence, and Fodor’s Travel, the foremost name in travel publishing, recognized us as a 2009 Fodor’s Choice selection.

We’ve long been an Award of Excellence recipient from Wine Spectator, but this year we were even more honored to receive the added distinction of the ‘Best of’ Award of Excellence for our outstanding wine selection. Butler’s is one of only 650 restaurants in the United States and the only one in northern Vermont to receive the award.

According to Wine Spectator, the award honors recipients for “having wine lists that exhibit either vintage depth or superior breadth across select regions.” If you’ve been here, you know what they’re talking about.

Our wine list includes incredible depth with over 600 selections of wines from 12 different countries.  Among our specialties– California Cabernet Sauvignon, Oregon Pinot Noir, French Burgundy, and excellent selections from Rhone, Southern France, and Italy.

If that weren’t enough, Butler’s was also recognized by Fodor’s Travel as a 2009 Fodor’s Choice selection. According to Fodor’s, “This distinction represents a remarkable achievement and recognizes Butler’s as a leader in its field for service, quality, and value in the 2009 year.”

Since 1988, Fodor’s Travel has been awarding the Fodor’s Choice distinction to only the world’s very best hotels, restaurants and attractions. The Fodor’s writers check out thousands of hotels, restaurants and attractions. Only the ones that Fodor’s deems worthy of a traveler’s time are included, and only fifteen percent of those are awarded the Fodor’s Choice designation by Fodor’s editors.

This is the part where we cordially invite you to come see for yourself. Reservations: 1-800-727-4295.