Crumbs | Food News | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

Seven Days needs your financial support!

Crumbs 

Leftover food news: New pub in Montgomery Center; Hill Farmstead hits Vanity Fair

Tiny Montgomery Center is on its way to becoming a tourist destination — and, perhaps, a culinary one. When the Inn opens this weekend at 241 Main Street, it will give that building a very different character from its predecessor, the Inn on Trout River.

Scott Pasfield, the photographer behind the book Gay in America, and his partner, Nick Barletta, purchased the inn last spring and worked on renovating the space into something worthy of a Travel + Leisure photo shoot. They recruited New York consultant Wil Crutchley to assemble a small-plates pub menu that the public can taste this Saturday. Pasfield says to expect the opening of an additional, fine-dining restaurant as soon as next month.

For now, the pub will serve what Pasfield calls “reinvented, worldly comfort food.” On a given night, fare might range from Cabot cheddar fondue and chicken livers with deviled eggs to pad Thai and potstickers, he says.

— A.L.

*****

It’s hard to fathom, but Hill Farmstead Brewery beer may be even more in demand now that the January 2013 issue of Vanity Fair, featuring brewer Shaun Hill, has hit the newsstands.

In “Setting the Bar,” a grinning Hill appears alongside pictures of both his brewery and his beers, which writer Spike Carter says are “delicious enough to win over wine-and-spirit lovers” because some of them, such as the bourbon-barrel-aged porter Birth of Tragedy, blur the line between wine and beer at first sip.

Carter is clearly smitten; maybe Vanity Fair’s 1.2 million subscribers will soon be, too.

— C.H.

Got something to say? Send a letter to the editor and we'll publish your feedback in print!

More By This Author

About The Author

Alice Levitt

Alice Levitt

Bio:
AAN award-winning food writer Alice Levitt is a fan of the exotic, the excellent and automats. She wrote for Seven Days 2007-2015.

Comments


Comments are closed.

Since 2014, Seven Days has allowed readers to comment on all stories posted on our website. While we’ve appreciated the suggestions and insights, the time has come to shut them down — at least temporarily.

While we champion free speech, facts are a matter of life and death during the coronavirus pandemic, and right now Seven Days is prioritizing the production of responsible journalism over moderating online debates between readers.

To criticize, correct or praise our reporting, please send us a letter to the editor. Or send us a tip. We’ll check it out and report the results.

Online comments may return when we have better tech tools for managing them. Thanks for reading.

Keep up with us Seven Days a week!

Sign up for our fun and informative
newsletters:

All content © 2020 Da Capo Publishing, Inc. 255 So. Champlain St. Ste. 5, Burlington, VT 05401  |  Contact Us
Website powered by Foundation