Mmmm… you can almost smell the Misty Knoll turkey, ready for carving.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and The Essex Resort & Spa is proud once again to present its annual feast!

Here’s a sneak preview of the menu:

Old-Fashioned Buffet
Carving Station: Vermont Misty Knoll turkey with gravy
Carving Station: maple-glazed ham
Mashed potatoes
Cornbread stuffing
Tzimmes (honey-braised carrots)
Cranberry-apple-walnut compote
Green beans almondine

New-Fashioned Buffet
Carving Station: Venison with wild rice, pear & golden raisin stuffing with jus lié
Brussels sprouts succotash
Vermont bacon, sweet potato & blue cheese tarts
Roasted red onions with pomegranate
Currant jelly

Raw Bar
Oysters with corn relish, mignonette & cocktail sauce
Smoked seafood platter: sliced hot & cold salmon, trout, Bay scallops
Peel-and-eat shrimp

Fresh fruit & Vermont cheese platter with venison sausage
Balsamic beet & goat cheese salad
Duck confit with mixed greens
Roasted pumpkin & arugula salad
Fall vegetables a là grecque
Celeriac remoulade

Housemade Desserts
Action Station: Crêpe Suzettes
Mini pumpkin tarts
Maple-pecan bars
Holiday sugar cookies
Chocolate mousse domes
Coconut-lime layer cake
Tiramisu cups
Apple pie

The price is $32 per person, with seatings available in Butler’s Farm, The Tavern, and our Atrium on Thursday, November 25.
The Tavern: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Butler’s Farm: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Atrium: 12 – 6 p.m.

Please dial 802.878.1100 for reservations. (Thanksgiving reservations are not available through