DINING & CULINARY EXPERIENCES
As Vermont's Culinary Resort, The Essex Resort & Spa is pleased to offer two restaurants for your dining pleasure.
offers sophisticated dining in a casual atmosphere. The Essex Resort & Spa's signature restaurant, Amuse is actually two restaurants in one. Savor a Chef's Table experience or order from our Seasonal Menu.
provides the best of traditional pub fare. The menu is inspired by the finest local ingredients and also now features locally-grown beef selections, including a wide variety of grass-fed, dry-aged steaks.
, our onsite cooking class program, gives you a chance to work with our renowned chefs
in the fun atmosphere of our intimate classroom kitchen. Learn how to prepare an Italian feast or
spend some time honing your knife skills.
Click here to view the Amuse breakfast menu
Click here to view the Tavern lunch menu
Click here to view the Amuse Sunday brunch menu
Click here to view the Tavern dinner menu
Click here to view the Amuse dinner menu
Essex ensures you a Vermont restaurant experience you wont soon forget.
The Essex Resort & Spa's Culinary Leadership Team:
Master Chef Arnd Sievers - Director of Food & Beverage
European Master Chef Arnd Sievers is a graduate of the Bavaria Hotel & Culinary Academy in Germany. He honed his craft around the globe at establishments such as the Marriott Castle Harbor Resort in Bermuda and Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New York, as well as in his native Germany. A staunch proponent of locally-sourced, farm-to-fork cuisine, Chef Sievers is pleased to bring his worldly skills to The Essex.
Chef Shawn Calley - Executive Chef (and two-time Top Chef award winner!)
A graduate of the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute of America, Chef Calley is a native of Michigan who came to Vermont five years ago to further his love for locally-sourced, European-inspired cuisine. The former owner of Vermont's renowned Hearth and Candle Restaurant, Chef Calley focuses on blending the ingredients from The Essex's own gardens into his own culinary creations.