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Friday, March 18, 2011

Inn Victoria Chester, VT Reccommends Old Town Farm Inn for Japanese Dinner

Inn Victoria, an Okemo Valley Bed and Breakfast, recommends Old Town Farm Inn Japanese dinner!  One would have to question if a restaurant located many miles from the ocean can consistently provide high caliber Japanese cuisine.  I certainly did until I finally tried the Old Town Farm Japanese Restaurant and B&B for myself; I've been there three times now and I must say this is a fantastic restaurant!

Penny and I were there again last night, this time I was able to bring my camera.  What a meal!  Take a look at these pictures....this is as authentic as it gets!  Japanese chef Michiko will amaze and delight you with her traditional yet creative appetizers, entrees and desserts. Savor the flavors that have made ToKai-Tei, her family's restaurant in Honshu a favorite for over one hundred and twenty years. Try the Unagi kabayaki that was the emperor Taisho's favorite in the 1920's and 1930's. If you're a sushi lover, you'll absolutely love what she has for you.  Aleks selects the fish vendors from his extensive knowledge of the fish markets and ensures fresh fish delivery,  daily!  Ask around the area and get your own fix on the pulse of this wonderful restaurant...you'll love it!

Penny & Dan Cote
Owners; Inn Victoria, a Romantic Bed and Breakfast in Chester, Vermont

Monday, March 14, 2011

Mel Allen of Yankee Magazine visits Chester Vermont

Once a year in the cold of winter, our friends from the Misty Valley Book Store, located on the green here in Chester, host an author's reading.  Several authors come prepared to take us into their worlds of imagination.  For an afternoon and evening they help us escape from the chill of winter and warm by their perspectives, ideas, travels and mysteries.  This year's event was so successful that the little stone village church was filled to the max...I doubt the little church has seen that many people in a very long time!  Thanks to Lynne & Bill Reed, there is simply no comparison to the quality and vibrance of culture these two can bring to the Okemo Valley.

One of several guest authors was Mel Allen, editor of Yankee Magazine.  Mel is the fifth editor of Yankee Magazine since its beginning in 1935. His career at Yankee spans nearly three decades, during which he has edited and written for every section of the magazine, including home, food, and travel. In his pursuit of stories, he has raced a sled dog team, crawled into the dens of black bears, fished with the legendary Ted Williams, picked potatoes in Aroostook Country, and stood beneath a battleship before it was launched. Mel teaches magazine writing at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and is author of A Coach's Letter to His Son. His column, "Here in New England," was 2009 National City and Regional Magazine Awards Finalist for the category "Column."

WOW......Put next winter's event on your calendar!

Penny and Dan Cote
Owners of Inn Victoria, a Bed and Breakfast of Southern Vermont

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Southern Vermont Weddings at Inn Victoria, a Chester Vermont Bed and Breakfast

Imagine your intimate Vermont Wedding at Inn Victoria in Chester Vermont.  Southern Vermont's Best rated Romantic Bed and breakfast is quickly becoming recognized as a great place for intimate weddings.  In the last year since we took over ownership of Inn Victoria, Penny and I have been very attentive to the special needs of our guests who want to marry..."its our duty to make it easier for them and provide them with a truly exceptional experience"; says Penny. 

In March alone we will host two intimate weddings at Inn Victoria and I promise to blog about them....but in the meantime take a look at some photos of recent engagements, link to our most sought after wedding package, ("I Did It My Way") and look into a small portion of our "closet of love"!  That's right, some love-birds have left behind a statement of love in hearts on the inside of the Princess Alice room.  There are many and they range back twenty years.

Penny & Dan Cote
Owners, Inn Victoria, a Chester Vermont Bed and Breakfast

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Harry's Cafe is Recomended by Inn Victoria, A Chester Vermont Bed and Breakfast

One of the great joys of owning Inn Victoria of Chester Vermont, are the bountiful opportunities to indulge in great food, particularly at chef owned restaurants.  This week Penny and I celebrated some friends wedding anniversary at Harry's Cafe in Mount Holly, approximately 5 miles north of Okemo on Rt# 103.  What a fantastic restaurant!  "An Oasis for the Passionate Appetite" is the tag line at the top of Harry's web site....I agree and so well said. This place is a MUST on your next trip to the area.  Put it at the top of your list.

Trip Pearce started this restaurant over 20 years ago.  Seventeen years later Trip married his long time, biggest supporter, Debbie...(she's the Boss).  They know how to run a great restaurant....the food is fantastic and the service is right on the mark as well.  This small unassuming building from the outside is typical Vermont style, and when inside, you will feel like you are home with friends in the dining room.  The choice of foods is plentiful and the quality is very high.  I love duck, and enjoyed one of the best ducks I've ever had.  Penny enjoyed a roast pork that could be eaten with just a fork.  We'll return often, and of course, recommend Harry's Cafe to our guests at Inn Victoria. There is so much more on the menu I want to try.  Thursday night is Thai night.....guess where you can find me, next Thursday night!

Enjoy a walk through these photos!

Penny & Dan Cote
Owners of Inn Victoria, an Okemo Valley Lodging in Chester, Vermont