The Equinox — a snazzy resort and spa located in Manchester Center — already had archery lessons, a fly-fishing school and five fine restaurants. Now it has its own cheese.
The luxurious hotel, which recently underwent a $20-million upgrade, has paired with award-winning Consider Bardwell Farm to create a sharp, aged goat’s-milk product called “Equinox Cheese.” Look for it at the property’s Falcon Bar, which offers mountain views along with its cheese plates, single-malt scotches and artisan chocolates.
In a follow-up to the tainted peanut butter debacle, Senator Patrick Leahy is getting tough on food manufacturers that sell spoiled products. In a hearing before the Senate Agriculture Committee last week, the Vermont statesman suggested that stiffer penalties — such as jail time — are needed to get companies to follow the appropriate health regulations.
Justin Turcotte: Gotta love our little food Mecca!
Roy: Meh. They can't compare to Red Hen and dealing with Hunt is often not worth the trouble.
Tammy Goughnour: This will be AWESOME!! Their pastry is out of this world!!
Old Vermonter: Amazing they lasted so long with such terrible business acumem
Bryan Bouchard: It wasn't that good before. Of they didn't reopen it wouldn't be a great loss to the Burlington…