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Three Ways to Hibernate in Vermont During Covid

Feb 11, 2021

Vermont is a tough place to visit this winter, but if you don’t want to socialize, here’s where to quarantine cozily. The Dorset Inn, tucked away from ski crowds, opened in 1796 and never closed. PHOTO: LES JORGENSEN By Valerie Stivers Dec. 29, 2020  HIDING OUT in Vermont’s snowy Green Mountains presents some challenges during Covid-times—but that’s the allure. The state’s strict regulations,…

Double Rib Lamb Chop

May 24, 2017

Double Rib Lamb Chop, Cassoulet of Yoder Farm Summer Beans, Bone Marrow Jus As chefs we try to buy, cook, and use as many local products as possible.  Yoder Farms is a local family run farm in Danby, Vermont which produces grains like popcorn and dry beans, as well as fruit, chickens, and some vegetables.  They turn their unsprayed apples…

Do You Cook on Your Days Off?

May 24, 2017

As a Chef this is a question I’m asked quite a bit.  And the answer is yes!  I love to cook for my family, for myself and for my friends.  That’s not to say I don’t ever eat frozen pizza cause I sure do!  But cooking is something I love to do not just a job. Sunday my wife and…

Summer at The Dorset Inn Bar

Feb 09, 2017

Is it really Summer? It sure is. Summer is here and in full swing at The Dorset Inn! This is my 27th Summer here at the Inn. Time flies when your having fun. So what is Summer exactly? For me, its a time to connect with over 5,000 people who will be passing through the Inn or this small yet…

Say Good Morning to Your Body… Eat Breakfast!

Feb 09, 2017

Breakfast… my most favorite meal. Why you ask?  Allow me to tell you. Hi, my name is Mark Downey and I’m the head breakfast chef here at the Dorset Inn. Of course, I work other shifts but this is my passion.  They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I agree. It’s like making your bed. They both set the tone for the day.…