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Forbes talks Fall Foliage and Cuisine by Candlelight in the Berkshires

Posted on October 10, 2019Written by Lindsey Schmid

“For years, Peter Platt created meals that turned the Old Inn On The Green into a food destination.

“I do what I call “Inventive American cuisine,” says the executive chef. “It’s fresh, from local farmers, and nothing is too complicated or scary.”

People came from miles around to dine at the historic inn in New Marlborough, Massachusetts. Built in 1760 at a village crossroads in the Berkshires, it originally serviced travelers making the arduous trip between Albany and Boston. By the mid-20th century, New Marlborough had become a forgotten corner of the Berkshires and the inn was in a state of disrepair, but a 1970s restoration breathed new life into the venerable property. When the then-owners hired Platt as chef, people started to come to the Old Inn again.

They not only loved Platt’s food, they also loved the experience of dining by the fire in a large 18th-century room decorated with faux-primitive murals and illuminated by candlelight.”

Read Fall Foliage, Cuisine By Candlelight And An Elegant Stay In A Hidden Corner Of New England in its entirety was published on Forbes

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