What’s New at Twin Farms
February 22, 2023 by Perrie Hartz
A gorgeous Relais & Chateaux luxury resort nestled in 300 acres of pristine Vermont countryside, Twin Farms feels like your own private estate. This splendid adults-only property welcomes guests year-round, but recent additions and renovations make the next few months even more exciting for the property. Here’s what’s new and upcoming!
Twin Farms is excited to announce the opening of the new Twiggs restaurant, a reimagined gourmet dining experience aptly named after Twin Farms’ founder Thurston Twigg-Smith, whose vision brought together the original farmhouse appeal. The new dining establishment honors his legacy while incorporating contemporary comfort and style, ringing in a new era for the hotel’s renowned dining program.
“As the New England seasons shift from hot to cold, from green to orange, Twiggs’ menu will change. Evolving monthly, distinguished flavors will come from our new Argentinian wood-fired grill, giving a slight nod to a classic steak house. House made pastas, stews, soups, salads, individual pies, ice-creams, and Vermont cheeses, give you just a glimpse at what to expect. A beautifully designed island bar concept with 14 comfortable seats was created thoughtfully in such a way to allow guests enjoying a drink to simply stay seated and enjoy a meal without moving to a table if they wish.”
Twiggs is now open and taking dinner reservations for hotel guests only. Also open is the property’s new Main House Terrace, which will be offering splendid alfresco dining this Spring and onward. It has been reimagined to allow for expanded seating, complete with a beautiful pergola, lighting, and outdoor heating. In addition, they now have a beautiful stone gas fire pit just off the South Porch which has quickly become a guest favorite for an early evening glass of champagne before dinner.
The cuisine at Twin Farms is an ode to the changing seasons, inspired by Vermont’s finest produce and Twin Farms’ estate-grown herbs and vegetables. This spring and summer, Chef Nathan Rich and his incredible team will take guests on a culinary journey rooted in the fertile soil of New England.
In more culinary news, Twin Farms will be hosting some not-to-be-missed events this summer as part of their visiting chef schedule. On June 9th and 10th, Chef Adriano Venturini from Eden Roc Cap Cana will be joining Chef Rich in the kitchen. Chef Venturini is a veteran of Michelin-star restaurants throughout Europe, with particular focus on sustainable food sourcing, ethical fishing methods, and “head-to-tail,” zero-waste menus. Guests will get to experience Venturini’s take on the cuisine of Vermont when he joins Chef Nathan Rich for a collaborative dinner paired with wines from the cellar by Master Sommelier David Keck.
On June 20, Chef Jiho Kim returns to Twin Farms for another collaborative dinner with the team. Chef Kim, former Executive Pastry Chef at The Modern in New York, is now Executive Chef and Partner at Joomak Banjum, a Korean-Chinese fusion restaurant that recently received its first Michelin star.
On August 11th and 12th, Twin Farms welcomes Sarah Steffan, Executive Chef of the Dogwood at Blackberry Farm, the celebrated luxury retreat in the Great Smoky Mountains. The weekend will also feature wines from Napa Valley’s legendary Opus One, presented by France Posener. Chef Sarah’s philosophy of cooking with fresh, local, and sustainable ingredients fits beautifully with Twin Farms’ own approach. Opus One, co-founded by Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild, produces cult wines considered the ultimate expression of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon.
Twin Farms is also hard at work on building incredible new Treehouses, which will be available for stays beginning in the fall 2023. Designed by Michaelis Boyd, the acclaimed architectural firm responsible for the SOHO Houses worldwide, the new Twin Farms Treehouses will take their cue from Aviary Cottage. Each will be a beautiful, modern space that brings the outdoors in, cantilevered out into the trees with an expansive deck. The interiors will include suspended articulating fireplaces, soothing color schemes and an embrace of the Wabi-Sabi aesthetic, celebrating the imperfections of life as found in nature.
When Twin Farms reopens for the season on May 5th, guests can also enjoy fun outdoor adventures like hiking, archery and axe throwing, bicycling, tennis and pickle ball. The property’s Copper Pond offers fun water-based activities like kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding. Those with a sweet tooth will love Twin Farms’ bee tour, a true pollen-to-pallet masterclass hosted by the property’s resident apiarist Dave and his hard-working honeybees.
There is so much to see and do at Twin Farms this spring, where a full slate of experiences, activities, and adventures beckon.
452 Royalton Turnpike
Barnard, VT 05031