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Culinary Arts inspired by Downton Abbey
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British Tea Reception: ALL TICKETS (cocktails included)
Arcade Food Court: DIAMOND, SAPPHIRE, EMERALD, and RUBY
Six Course Full Service Dinner: DIAMOND
Arcade Cocktail Menu: DIAMOND, SAPPHIRE, EMERALD, and RUBY
Sunday Brunch: DIAMOND, SAPPHIRE, and EMERALD
Arnd Sievers, Food & Beverage Director at The Essex Resort & Spa (Vermont's Culinary Resort) and European Certified Master Chef, together with Executive Chef Shawn Calley have created a four-square of culinary events within VPT's Experience inspired by Downton Abbey.
Inspiration for dishes comes from Downton Abbey Cooks, a well known food blogger from Toronto who is passionate about Downton Abbey and who will be at the event to give a talk, "Great Food Has a History," on Sunday, January 6 and the famed 19th-century chef Auguste Escoffier, whose Le Guide Culinaire assisted Calley in creating a series of period-appropriate menus for the January weekend.
Celebrity mixologist Charlotte Voisey who will be attending the event and offering a seminar, "Botanical Bartending" on Sunday, January 6 in the Tavern, has created the cocktail menu.
The following farms and providers have sponsored FOOD ITEMS:
- Black River Produce
- Blue Moon Sorbet
- Cavendish Game Birds
- Cellars at Jasper Hill
- Champlain Valley Apiary
- Champlain Valley Orchards
- Consider Bardwell
- Earth & Sea Fish Market
- Golden Russet Farm
- King Arthur Flour
- Misty Knolls
- Upper Valley Produce
- Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery
- Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company
- Vermont Fresh Network
SPIRITS, WINE, and BEER have been sponsored by the following companies:
Farrell Distributing (see menus for details)
William Grant & Sons (Glenfiddich, Hendrick's Gin, Reyka Vodka)