Category: Food & Wine

A Cozy Thanksgiving at Swift House Inn

As November unfolds, the first frost of the year has graced the grounds in Middlebury, Vermont. The brisk air carries the gentle rustle of fallen leaves, marking the final remnants of autumn foliage, making way for the anticipation and excitement of the holiday season.  You can’t beat New England during… Read More

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A Guide to Vermont’s Cideries and Breweries

If you like delicious cider and good beer, then you’ve come to the right place. Vermont is home to over 70 breweries where you’ll find different styles, tastes, and taprooms waiting to be discovered. Explore some of our favorite Vermont local cider houses,  breweries, distilleries, and vineyards. LOCAL TO MIDDLEBURY… Read More

How to Make a Wine Room That Stands Out

Jessica's at Swift House Inn is known for our award-winning wine program. Thanks to David Herren, our resident Sommelier, the restaurant is only one of two in Vermont to currently hold a prestigious Wine Spectator Best of Award. But the vast 1,800-bottle wine cellar is located far away from the dining room in the basement and with only a remote set of stairs for access on the far opposite end of the house. Read More

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7 Great Lunch Spots in Middlebury

At Swift House Inn, we are delighted to start your day with the Vermont breakfast of your dreams. And although our own renowned Jessica’s is open for dinner from Thursday through Sunday (in the winter), we are not open for lunch. While you are out exploring, we want to provide you with 7 great lunch spots around Middlebury. We hope you enjoy our choices so much you'll want to come back. Read More

How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Buffet

A few months ago, we switched to a breakfast buffet to better serve guests’ needs and to solve a number of problems, particularly staffing. Everybody knows that labor shortages are hitting restaurants and hotels particularly hard during this post-Covid era. Swift House Inn is no exception, so we put our… Read More

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7 Vegetable Seeds We Want to Plant This Spring

It’s now January, and it’s way too cold to garden. The highs are in the single digits. And so we stay cozy inside, brew a cup of tea, warm up a muffin, and get out the gardening books for inspiration. We like American Grown: The Story of the White… Read More

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The Second Saturday in June: National Rosé Day!

As summer begins in earnest, it’s only proper to celebrate the unofficial wine of summer: Rosé. In the decades following the Second World War, Rosés were the butt of jokes and disdain. Fast forward to today, and Rosé wines show all the full range of expert winemaking and world-class talent. Read More

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Support 5 Middlebury Businesses for AAPI Heritage Month

In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we’ve pulled together a list of our 5 favorite Asian American-owned businesses to support this May. As a brand-new Middlebury resident of Korean heritage, I’m excited to learn more about our town’s other entrepreneurs who trace their origins back to the… Read More