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.

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