March 29, 2015

March Maple Syrup Madness

  Maple Syrup is a Vermont classic staple that can be used in everything from breakfast foods to salad dressings to scrumptious desserts! This weekend is the 14th Annual Vermont Maple Open House weekend. This is the official celebration of the maple season, when sugar houses around the state are open to visitors. Vermont is […]

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March 27, 2015

What are you doing on a Thursday night?

Dorset Inn is doing a Scotch tasting!

March 10, 2015

March at The Dorset Inn

March is here and there is plenty going on at The Dorset Inn this month.  March 17th will be our annual St. Patrick’s Day Party.  Featuring and Irish buffet, Guinness, Harp, Smithwick’s as well as an assortment of Irish whiskies such as Redbreast, Tyrconnell Single Malt, Bushmills Single Malt. You can not beat the band […]

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March 9, 2015

Vermont Spirits!

  Boo!  Haha, not really.  I’m talking about alcohol.  Silo Distillery to be precise. We, The Barrows House, are putting on a tasting April 17th with them.  Highlighting a few of their specialty spirits paired with a few of our savory somthin-somthins! Silo is based out of Windsor VT.  Their family of spirits has grown […]

February 9, 2015

In The Dish Pit with Chef Jon.

When I was 14 ½ I got my first real job. I was a dishwasher in a little restaurant in Albuquerque NM that was split down the middle, half Seafood Shanty and half Chinese Restaurant. It was truly amazing! The dish pit was centrally located and on one half was a row of fryolators and […]

November 21, 2014

It’s Here!

It’s the third Thursday in November, and that can only mean one thing; the Beaujolais Nouveau is here! The first wine of the harvest, it is meant to be drunk young, and this stuff is only 60 days old. Fruity and playful, this lighthearted, cheerful wine is just plain fun! The 2014 vintage is the […]

November 14, 2014

Hard at Work!

November can be a slow time in Vermont…the leaves have stopped changing and are dropping as quickly as the temperature.  This is the time for plenty of Vermonters to get themselves ready for the oncoming winter season.  Barrows House is no different — we have spent the last two weeks taking advantage of the quiet […]

November 7, 2014

Winter is Approaching

As I come over the pass from Danby to Dorset I run through the first snow line. It’s just spitting now but you can feel in the air it means business. Our corn Exchange gentlemen are back for the season and looking forward to roasted lamb chops. Don’t forget the mint jelly don’t you know. […]

October 25, 2014

The In-Between Season

It’s getting to be that in-between time here in Dorset, Vermont. The leaves have almost all fallen, and the wind carries the scent of snow, but there are still plenty of things left to do and enjoy before the ski season starts. Join us at Barrows House on Thursday, October 30th, from 7-9pm for a […]

October 14, 2014

Did you know?

Did you know that you can roast a spaghetti squash whole? Well you can! Just turn your oven up to 400, spray some non-stick on it, put it in a pan and bake for about an hour. That’s it!!! Let it cool a little, peel the skin off, slice in half length wise, scoop out […]