Goodbye California, Hello Vermont - Pitcher Inn
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Goodbye California, Hello Vermont

We’re delighted to welcome new Restaurant Manager Elizabeth Cahill, who hails from New Jersey by way of California. She joins the inn leadership team from the esteemed Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley, a sister Relais & Chateaux property with a similar focus on the good life, including fine wine and dining.

Elizabeth will lead our front of the house dining team as well as serve as sommelier and wine buyer. She brings several decades of experience helping diners discover new varietals and vintages, and complementing their dining choices with fine wine.

When Elizabeth decided to make the move to Vermont (for love, of course), she considered only two places to practice her craft–Twin Farms (the only other Relais & Chateaux property in Vermont) and The Pitcher Inn. We’re happy she chose us.

Owners Gale and George Dorsey and Maitresse de Maison Tracy Kelly have given her free rein over redeveloping the wine program at the inn, so house and dining guests should look forward to a plethora of small batch, handpicked new world wines on the list in the coming months.

“I want people to be excited by the list and willing to try something new, perhaps a bit outside their comfort zone,” says Elizabeth. “The world is full of great wines and my passion is helping people discover and enjoy them.”

Elizabeth is also excited to collaborate with Executive Chef Jacob Ennis and Chef de Cuisine Peter Heaney. She’s committed to identifying and sourcing wines that complement their focus on local and hyper-fresh ingredients.

Regarding her first impressions of Vermont and the inn, Elizabeth cites the inn’s lack of pretension and its eclectic accommodations, as well as the overall friendliness of Vermonters. “I just love the way everyone in the valley knows everyone else, and that our servers make everyone feel so special and welcome,” she says.

Her goal is a bottle of wine on every table in the restaurant. We’ll drink to that.