Firstly, oenophiles rejoice! The wine list is a dream. The sommelier was very knowledgeable and charming, taking the time to explain the various wines and why he had selected them for us. We took a Coravin wine pairing and the vineyard and vintages that came one after the other were superb - including a 1990 d'yquem! The restaurant also offered us a complimentary wine to go with the amuse bouche, a first for me.
Staff were very warm. We were also staying in the hotel and were greeted by name by the restaurant manager as we were coming down from our room. I've not been escorted by restaurant staff from room to restaurant before but I could get used to it!
The food was first-rate. Definitely comparable to any fine dining restaurant in Manhattan (where we were visiting from). Our tasting menu was a thoughtful progression in the season's best - including lobster, squab, lamb, black truffles and so on. The chef showed a deft and creative hand in his plating and use of seasoning.
The dining room is a portico that has been glasses in. Eating while surrounded by freshly fallen snow outside was a pretty magical experience. I'm not usually one for long dinners but the three and a half hours I spent there flew by - facilitated by the charming staff and the excellent wine!
Definitely a must try if you are in the Berkshires and enjoy fine dining. The hotel and the surrounding grounds are also lovely. Well worth a visit!
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