As the official hospitality sponsor of Vermont Restaurant Week, presented by Seven Days, The Essex is pleased to be hosting a special panel discussion, featuring some of the country’s most illustrious food experts:

Food in the 21st Century: Vermont and Beyond
Saturday, May 15, 10:30am – 12:00pm
A five-person panel discussion, featuring local luminaries such as James Beard award winning author Rowan Jacobsen and cheese expert Jeff Roberts, author of the Atlas of American Artisan Cheese. They will be joined by Kristin Kimball, co-owner of Essex Farm in New York, which boasts a unique CSA model, and Chef Rob Evans. Evans is the owner of Hugo’s and Duckfat in Portland, Maine, and the recipient of the 2009 James Beard Foundation award for the Best Chef Northeast. The participants will talk about how American foodways are changing and evolving in the 21st-century, and Vermont’s role in that process.

You can be a part of this one-time-only discussion, plus take advantage of our special overnight room rate.

For just $169 you receive:
•Overnight accommodations (Friday 5/14 or Saturday 5/15)
•Admission to the Food in the 21st Century panel discussion
•Post-panel lunch with the panel participants in Butler’s Restaurant & Tavern

Call 800-727-4295 to reserve your spot now!