Okemo’s Coleman Brook Tavern Receives Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2008

By AlpineZone News |
Aug 05 2008 - 02:26 PM

LUDLOW, Vermont — Coleman Brook Tavern, located in Okemo Mountain Resort’s Jackson Gore Inn, has been honored again with the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

“This is the third year in a row that our wine program has been recognized by Wine Spectator,” says Coleman Brook Tavern Manager and Wine Director Marc Miller. “With over 500 selections, our wine program continues to grow and reflects how important great wine is to our guests. I’m always looking for that next, great wine to add to the list.”

Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Awards recognize restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers.

To qualify for an award, the list must present complete, accurate wine information. It must include vintages and appellations for all selections, including wines available by the glass. Complete producer names and correct spellings are mandatory, while the overall presentation and appearance of the list is also taken into consideration. The Award of Excellence recognizes lists that offer a well-chosen selection of quality producers, along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.

Coleman Brook Tavern’s list features wines from around the world, but concentrates on the best California and other American regions have to offer. The list offers wines in a price range of $19 to $1,300 — certainly something for every taste and budget. There is also a selection of large format bottles for special events. Coleman Brook lists wines not available anywhere else in Vermont. Miller has used his connections with suppliers and wineries to ensure that the best of the best is available for his dining guests.

Coleman Brook Tavern at Okemo’s Jackson Gore Inn has redefined comfort for families and couples looking for something special in a dining experience. All ages recognize the elegance of the setting, but are instantly transformed to a familiar level of comfort when they realize that Coleman Brook Tavern is a place where diners can enjoy chicken fingers and fine wine, a New York strip steak and chocolate milk. The restaurant has become a favorite with children for its specialty dessert, the Tavern S’mores ??“ a build-your-own-treat that includes graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows ??В¦ and even a tabletop campfire and skewers for achieving toasted-marshmallow perfection.

Under the supervision of Executive Chef Michael Breen, who has set a renowned standard for culinary excellence, breakfast, lunch and dinner offer traditional New England fare and New American Cuisine, prepared with only the finest and freshest ingredients available.

Coleman Brook Tavern is open to the public and reservations are recommended for dinner. For more information, or to make a dinner reservation, please call 802-228-1435. To learn more about dining options at Okemo Mountain Resort, please visit www.okemo.com.