Archives for the month of: April, 2011

The Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa

Sunday, April 24
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Omelet Station
Cabot cheddar, Swiss, chevre, Vermont Smoke and Cure ham, mock duck, smoked mussels, chorizo, lobster, caramelized onions, fine herbs, roasted hen of the wood mushrooms, roasted vegetables, spinach

Waffle/Pancake Bar
Vermont maple syrup, blueberry syrup, apple-cinnamon compote, vanilla whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles, gummy bears, Bananas Foster sauce, fresh berries

Cheese Platter
local cheeses, baked brie

Fruit Platters
selection of seasonal fruits and berries

Charcuterie Platter
house-made country paté, duck confit, pork rillette, selection of other cured meats

House-cured Gravlax
traditional sides

Cold Seafood Bar
shrimp, mussels, smoked trout paté, snow crab legs

traditional Caesar
baby greens
watercress with hard boiled eggs, bacon and sherry vinaigrette
fingerling potatoes with goat cheese mousse and black sea salt
curried egg salad

Carving Station
leg of lamb, mint jelly
fresh ham with bourbon glaze

Hot Selections
Quiche Lorraine
Vermont Smoke and Cure bacon
Vermont maple sausage
green beans almondine
trio of scalloped potatoes
salmon-stuffed sole, Choron sauce
crème brulée French toast
lamb and sun-dried tomato meatloaf, fresh fennel

Irish Sorrel

Limited seatings still available.
Call now for reservations: 802-878-1100.

Adults: $32. Children: $20. Under 5: free.

The Tavern moving to former Butler’s Farm space. Exciting new restaurant to move into Tavern space.

As Vermont’s Culinary Resort, The Essex Resort & Spa is pleased to announce a few exciting changes now underway, which are designed to serve you better and to further enhance our standing as the culinary leader in the area.

On April 11, crews began work in the former Butler’s Farm restaurant, turning it into the new, improved Tavern. The current Tavern, conversely, will become a new restaurant featuring sophisticated dining in a casual atmosphere. Its new name and identity will be revealed in the coming weeks.

The Tavern will soon feature an expanded bar area along with patio seating adjacent to the East Lawn and the Resort’s vegetable and herb gardens, giving diners a more secluded al fresco experience. Its menu will remain the same as the current Tavern, plus it will also now feature locally-grown beef selections, including a wide variety of grass-fed, dry-aged steaks.

The new restaurant, meanwhile, will feature a regularly-changing menu showcasing the best of farm-to-fork cuisine, including locally-sourced dishes. In addition, the layout will include kitchen-side seating, giving diners an eye into the chefs’ culinary processes.

The Tavern’s relocation and renovation will be completed by June 1, and the new restaurant is scheduled for completion by the beginning of July.

Throughout the construction and renovation, The Essex will continue to offer dining; the current Tavern will overlap with the opening of the new Tavern by approximately two weeks.

The renovations will not impede the Essex Resort & Spa’s ability to cater to diners for Easter brunch, Mother’s Day, and graduation weekends at full capacity. For reservations and more information, please call 802-764-1489.