The Berkshires’ deep-rooted food culture is evident in its regional cuisine. Chefs have access to delicious local produce, meats and dairy and turn Farm-to-Table Restaurants these seasonal offerings into delectable plates. The fields and farms of Berkshires are more than a picturesque landscape, they produce the tastiest seasonal offerings that give guests a taste of place and an opportunity to taste Berkshires.
Here’s a look at ten of the area’s best farm-to-tabl restaurants:
Mezze Bistro + Bar showcases the best of the season with frequent menu changes anchored in the farm’s freshest offerings. Savor a delicious meal paired with expertly selected boutique wine or a craft cocktail. Mezze is a classic bistro-style restaurant serving fine contemporary cuisine. Located in a historic 19th century building, the vibe is unmatched.
An exquisite country setting is home to indulgent dining at Blantyre, a Relais & Castles and a luxury five-star resort Forbes. For unparalleled five-star service and a superb farm-to-table experience, Blantyre Conservatory offers a formal and distinctive four-course tasting menu that changes nightly. Each dish is inspired by locally sourced ingredients, resulting in an indulgent culinary journey.
The Old Inn on the Green
A former stagecoach inn, The Old Inn on the Green steps off the beaten path and offers guests a unique dining atmosphere. The main dining room is entirely candlelit, which provides a cozy and romantic setting. The chef and owner has created a jewel in the crown of the Berkshires dining experience. The menu filled us with dishes sourced from local farmers, but often with an innovative twist.
The Red Lion Inn
As one of the oldest inns, The Red Lion Inn has nurtured guests from around the world, including many dignitaries of the past. The Red Lion Inn offers four on-site dining experiences – from the classic main dining room to the seasonal outdoor courtyard. Each one delights customers with a different menu showcasing its farm-to-table pedigree. Did we mention the inn has received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 14 consecutive years?
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cafeADAM is truly Berkshire-born, as the chef-owner can trace his roots back three generations to the Berkshires. His culinary education saw him work alongside culinary masters and he returned home to open cafeADAM, now in its 12th year. Guests enjoy an upscale ambience with nods to French cuisine that showcase wild-gathered produce, sustainable methods and local purveyors.
Restaurant Table Six
A golden age mansion with a modern heart houses the Table Six restaurant, nestled inside the Kemble Inn. Take in the stunning views of the Berkshire Mountains from the veranda while enjoying a delicious three-course dinner showcasing farm-fresh seasonal ingredients. For overnight guests or those looking for a unique experience, don’t miss their sumptuous Sunday brunch cocktail!
Located in downtown Lenox, Bistro Zinc welcomes guests with its refined and welcoming atmosphere. Using ingredients from the Berkshires, this very chic establishment is home to authentic French cuisine. Let the menu transport you abroad for a meal, but quickly bring you back to the Berkshires with lovely flavors from quality, locally grown ingredients.
The Old Mill
The Old Mill may be a grain mill dating back to 1797, but its menu is anything but dated. Customers enjoy a sophisticated contemporary menu using seasonal items and fresh flavors with sustainability in mind. It is imperative to book!
The modest exterior of Pera Bistro houses memorable meals prepared with luxurious Mediterranean flavors and local ingredients. Pera’s cuisine is unpretentiously exotic, can you say lamb burger? Or grilled whole bronzini?