Room 12, the new Farm-to-Table restaurant located at the Essex Inn,

is now open Thursday through Monday for dinner starting at 5:00 pm

Reservations are recommended. 518.963.4400

 Menu starting 09/18/2014

First Bites

Pigs in a Blanket $12
smoked wild boar sausage, flaky pastry, maple pomerey

Quebec Foie Gras $16
pan seared foie gras, nutmeg pan pardu, prune & ginger compote

Fingerling Fries $8
duck fat fingerling potatoes, white truffle aioli

Crispy Frogs's Legs $14
sauteed frog's legs, sweet sherry and basil glaze

Charcuterie $18
saucisson l'ail, iberico lardo, chorizo picante

Things to Share
Cheese Board
Choose 3 $14 Choose 5 $18
Chiriboga Blue [germany]
St. Stephen [new york]
Beemster XO [holland]
Mitica Manchengo [spain]
R& G chevre [new york]
Dutch Knuckle [new york]
Mahon [ spain]

Bread & Butter $6
rustic baguette, roasted tomato & herb butter

P.E.I Mussels $14
fennel & herb broth

Grilled Flatbread $12
caramelized onion, blue cheese, crisp pancetta

Large Plates

Free Range Chicken $26
pan roasted 1/2 chicken, crispy potato rosti, white wine & thyme jus

Lamb Tenderloin $30
seared australian lamb medallions, fingerling potatoes, eggplant agrodolce

Scottish Salmon $28
roasted salmon fillet, du puy lentils, lemon & chive beurre blanc

Lac Brome Duck $28
seared magret duck breast, autumn vegetables, farro pilaf, cider glaze

Butternut Squash Risotto $24
roasted squash, creamy risotto, medley of wild mushrooms, arugula pesto

Shrimp & Grits $28
jumbo gulf shrimp, creamy cheddar grits, maryland crab butter

Aussie Ribeye $32
thick cut ribeye steak, crispy potatoes, herb chimichuri, charred vegetables

The Essex Inn's dining facilities can accommodate 70 people year round, while the  front porch can seat additional diners during the warmer months. In addition to Room 12 with its fireplace and rustic splendor, the Inn offers a charming setting for dining amidst a fireplace and a room bordered by the Main Street porch.

The CFES Room, with its Adirondack crafted furnishings and 19th Century Dutch fireplace, is available for corporate retreats, rehearsal dinners and intimate gatherings. Call for reservation information.


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