Archives for the month of: January, 2013

CupidJoin us Valentine’s Night in Amuse for a romantic dinner to remember!

Shrimp & Calamari Tempura – Napa Asian Slaw and Duo of Dipping Sauces
(Vegetarian Option Also Available)

SOUP or SALAD (Choose One)
Scallop Chowder Served in a Mini Bread Bowl
Beet Carpaccio – Baby Greens, Blue Cheese, Candied Walnuts, Saba Drizzle

ENTRÉE (Choose One)
Oyster-Stuffed Sole – Chestnut Cream, Wild Rice, Swiss Chard
Grand Marnier-Glazed Roasted Duck – Stuffed Artichokes
Pan-Seared Filet Mignon – Root Vegetable Country Mash, Cider Demi-Glace
Deconstructed Mushroom Lasagna – House-Made Pasta with Smoky Tomatoes and Vermont Burrata

Neapolitan Love Puff for Two

Thursday, February 14
$120 per couple (plus tax & gratutity)
Please call (802) 764-1489 for reservations.

Tucker Wright & Shana Farer-Feld

Tucker Wright & Shana Farer-Feld

The Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa, today announced the recipients of its Employee of the Year and Manager of the Year Awards for 2012.

The Employee of the Year is Tucker Wright, an employee in the Resort’s Food and Beverage Department. Wright came to The Essex in May 2008 and has worked as a banquet server, restaurant server in Amuse and The Tavern, and as a bartender.

The Manager of the Year is Shana Farer-Feld, manager of Spa at The Essex. Originally hired as Spa Front Desk Lead in June 2010, she currently also serves as co-chair of the Resort’s annual United Way campaign.

“Both of these employees personify what The Essex Resort & Spa is all about,” says Jim Glanville, Vice President and General Manager. “Their customer service is exemplary, and they always go above and beyond to make sure guests’ experiences at The Essex are memorable. Shana and Tucker also serve as an inspiration for their fellow employees; their team spirit and devotion to the company are outstanding.”

About The Essex Resort & Spa
Nestled on 18 acres between the Green Mountains and Lake Champlain, The Essex Resort & Spa is a 120-room resort and spa featuring world-class cuisine in two restaurants: Amuse and The Tavern. The Essex is also the home of Cook Academy, Vermont Tennis Vacations, and it features dozens of onsite activities and amenities, including golf, hot air ballooning, and a full-service Spa and Salon. Visit The Essex on the web at:

January Wine Dinner

Friday, January 25th, 6:00 p.m.

Join the acclaimed chefs of Amuse at The Essex Resort & Spa for a showcase of fine wines from Napa and Sonoma. Compare and contrast each region with selections including:
Domaine Carneros Brut
Benziger Chardonnay
Sequoia Grove Chardonnay
St. Francis Cabernet
Cakebread Cabernet

Kaffir Lime & Coconut-Poached Scallop
‘Forbidden Rice’, Hearts of Palm & Callaloo Salad

Pan-Seared Bay Scallops
White Anchovy Provençal, Black Olive Tapenade, Eggplant Caviar

Local Lamb Neck Ravioli
Lamb Consommé With Poached Salsify

Sous Vide Local Lamb Loin
Lingonberry Demi-Glace, Cauliflower Latkes


$65.00 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
Please call 802.764.1489 for reservations.