Dine-in & curbside pickup from 5-9pm; Closed Tuesday 
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Reservations

Group Events & Catering

GROUPS AT MICHAEL'S 

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-BARN
Our beautifully renovated original 1820 Barn Room provides a unique setting. We have combined old & new, from the stunning, modern Edison Bulb Chandeliers to old farm machinery molds studding the walls. Here, guests may dine in luxury, while being reminded of the history & charm of the antique barn. A wall of windows offers stunning Green Mountain & sunset views. 

Seating Capacity:
70 guests (covid distancing-50)-Sit Down Dinner
35 guests-Stand Up Cocktail Hour with Sit Down Dinner to Follow
Combined with the attached wine room, 78 guests can be accommodated for a sit down dinner.

-WINE ROOM & OUTSIDE TERRACE
The small Wine Room and outside Terrace, with its outstanding views may be used for mingling, and is an ideal spot for cocktails.
The terrace is available only in good weather as there is no awning.
This space extends the Barn and together, including a private bathroom may be enclosed for privacy by sliding antique barn doors.
*optional for Barn rental groups of under 40 guests with a cocktail hour

-CLOCK ROOM & BAR
The centrally located Clock Room, overlooking the terrace, complete with a cast iron ceiling clock, is reminiscent of a country cottage 
& envelopes diners in Vermont comfort. This room is considered semi private as a connecting room, and others will pass through.                                                                                                                              
When renting out the Barn for groups over 40 guests, an additional mingling space for a cocktail hour is recommended and for groups over 60 guests, this entire space will additionally be reserved for the full evening. We offer the full bar area and Clock Dining Room (set up for mingling) for either a set period of time or the entire evening. 

Seating Capacity:
18 guests
For early reservations the bar area may be closed for you for cocktails before dinner.
If the bar is unavailable seated cocktails & hors d’oeuvres can be provided.

-PORCH
Our large enclosed, candlelit wrap-around porch is a romantic dining area, each seat commanding a spectacular view of the Green Mountain scenery.
(available for full restaurant rentals only) 

Seating Capacity:
45 guests (covid social distancing-25)
 

-FULL RESTAURANT RENTALS

Seating Capacity 
120 guests-Sit down dinner; no mingling
100 guests- (covid social distancing-80;)-Stand Up Cocktail Hour with Sit Down Dinner to Follow
*DIning in the Barn and on the Porch, leaving a centrally located mingling common area (Lounge, Clock Room, Bar, Wine Room, Outside Terrace.
140 guests- Stand Up, Mingling Format
70 guests -Stand Up Cocktail Hour with Buffet to Follow (buffet only availale for full restaurant rentals)
80 guests -Sit Down Buffet Only

Daytime events allow full privacy to our groups with a departure by 3pm.

Distinctive daytime conference services allow our clients to conference in a sophisticated setting, while still allowing them to enjoy a warm atmosphere reminiscent of a Vermont retreat. 

Our conference services can handle most requests, offering the required amenities needed to create a successful conference. WiFi is available.

 

-NON-PRIVATE RESERVATIONS

Non-private reservations are available for groups of up to 24 guests.
We do our best to accommodate your desires & will keep your group together, but exact configuration is dependent upon other reservations.
We want everyone to have a fantastic evening, including guests sharing your dining room, so speeches are not permitted in non private spaces and we ask that guests respect those around them.

*Large, non private groups requiring space for the entirety of the evening may have a consumption minimum. Please inquire.



RENTING ROOMS FOR PRIVACY 

In order to close rooms to the public we have a consumption minimum plus tax and 20% gratuity.
This will include anything consumed, food or alcohol.
To clarify minimums, if the minimum is not met, the remainder is considered a room fee & is subject to applicable tax and gratuity.
Should the minimum be exceeded, the client will be charged per consumption plus tax and gratuity. 

 

MENUS

We are happy to create a custom titled, dated & printed menu to fit with your desires, dietary needs & budget.

Groups under 20 guests are able to order off our regular menu.

Typical complete menus include local bread, butter, olives, a “chef’s taste of the evening”, choice of 2 appetizers, 3 entrées, 2 desserts & organic Vermont Artisan coffee or tea selections with dessert.

 

*Multiple-course tasting menus & wine pairings are also available. (All guests would partake in this option.)

*Menu, pricing & format subject to change due to availability or special circumstance. 

 

SAMPLE SUMMER GROUP MENUS

All menus include local bread, butter, olives & organic Vermont Artisan coffee or tea 

Custom Degustation Menus & Wine Pairings Available Upon Request

Seasonal Sorbet Intermezzo $4+ ? Family Style Local Cheese Course $13+

 

MENU 1 - $54
Chef’s Taste of the Evening

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Summer Corn Soup - Crispy Corn Spätzli - Ramp Oil
or
Local Greens - Heirloom Radish - Grainy Mustard Sherry Vinaigrette 

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Slow Roasted Chicken - Parmesan Polenta - Gremolata - Madeira Crispy Shallots
or
Faroe Island Salmon - Fried Green Tomatoes - Heirloom Tomato Salad - Pickled Corn - Basil Mascarpone
or
Truffled Mushroom Gnocchi - Summer Vegetables - Fresh Peas - Poached Egg - Chive Emulsion

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Buttermilk Biscuit Strawberry Shortcake - Chocolate Ganache
or
Homegrown Lemon Balm Panna Cotta - Cherry Rhubarb Preserves - Demerara Sugar Cookie

MENU 2 - $70
Chef’s Taste of the Evening

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Maine Crabcake - Belgian Endive - Harissa Mayo - Parsley Salad
or
Local Greens - Heirloom Radish - Grainy Mustard Sherry Vinaigrette
or
Summer Corn Soup - Crispy Corn Spätzli - Ramp Oil

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Rosemary Lamb Shoulder - Couscous - Farm Vegetables - Pomegranate Molasses – Labneh
or
Faroe Island Salmon - Fried Green Tomatoes - Heirloom Tomato Salad - Pickled Corn - Basil Mascarpone
or
Truffled Mushroom Gnocchi - Summer Vegetables - Fresh Peas - Poached Egg - Chive Emulsion

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Homegrown Lemon Balm Panna Cotta - Cherry Rhubarb Preserves - Demerara Sugar Cookie
or
Chocolate Truffle Torte - Homegrown Mint Ice Cream - Coconut

 

MENU 3 - $76
Chef’s Taste of the Evening

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Maine Crabcake - Arugula - Watermelon - Lemon Verbena - Sauce Verte
or
Roasted Mushroom Tartine - Truffle Honey Gastrique
or
Country Fried Quail - Tamarind BBQ Sauce - Summer Vegetable Slaw

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Pasture Raised Beef Tenderloin - Creamed Spinach - Crispy Fingerlings - Ramp Truffle Butter
or
Herb Butter Braised Maine Lobster - Fondant Sweet Potato - Watercress Purée - Ginger Pea Shoot Salad

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Chocolate Truffle Torte - Homegrown Mint Ice Cream - Coconut
or
Lemon Meringue Jar Pie - Shortbread Crust - Blueberry Compote

 

 

SAMPLE SUMMER TASTING MENU - $135 


HORS D’OEUVRES 

Summer Corn Soup - Crispy Corn Spätzli - Ramp Oil
Maine Crabcake - Sauce Verte
Local Cheddar Fritters - Harissa Mayo
Rosemary Lamb Spoons - Polenta - Pomegranate Molasses
 

 
MENU 

Shaved Asparagus - Roasted Fennel & Garlic - Herbed Chevre - Pine Nuts - Lemon Dressing
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Herb Butter Braised Maine Lobster - Fondant Sweet Potato - Watercress Purée - Ginger Pea Shoot Salad
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Homegrown Lemon Thyme Sorbet
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Roasted Mushroom Tartine - Truffle Honey Gastrique
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Pasture Raised Beef Tenderloin - Creamed Spinach - Crispy Fingerlings - Browned Spice Butter
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Chocolate Truffle Torte - Homegrown Mint Ice Cream - Coconut
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Demerara Sugar Cookies

 

 

INFORMATION & QUOTES

Laura Kloeti, Owner; Director of Special Events:
mail@michaelsonthehill.com
(802)384-3663(FOOD)

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Serving dinner from 5-9pm; Closed Tuesday

LOCAL NIGHT!
-Join us on Thursday evenings for Local Night!
Let us know that you buy local & receive 15% off food and wine bottles.
Excludes Christmas week and holidays, please inquire.

Catering & Special Event Planning
We are pleased to handle all activities surrounding the coordination, organization and execution of any special event, on or off premise. It is our wish to provide our guests with the highest quality product, and all the best that the season has to offer, so we would be pleased to tailor a menu to suit your date, specific desires, needs and financial requirements. We put lots of care into the restaurant and we believe that this is reflected in the food and service.

We are certain that you will take home warm memories from your event handled by Michael's!

"I never have to worry about anything; whether the event is in our home or at the restaurant, everything is always perfect. Each menu that we discuss is tailored to our needs. The presentation of each item is beautiful and the taste delicious. Your staff is courteous, knowledgeable and incredibly efficient. I certainly appreciate your attention to detail and your desire to make each party special for us and all our guests. I can't thank you enough for all that you do for us, and I look forward to our next opportunity to plan a party together! You're simply the best!" –Stowe 

 

 

"I couldn't go to sleep before I thanked you for the best party ever!" -San Francisco

Offsite Catering
From lunch conferences to elegant weddings, our full-service catering is detail oriented and distinctive, always taking in to account our clients’ needs first. Your wonderfully memorable experiences are essential to us, so everything is customized according to your desires.

We have catered events ranging from light summer buffets with Bluegrass, corn on the husk and homemade pie to black tie sit down dinners with fireworks, truffles, and Krug Champagne. Every event is as special to us as it is to our client, and we look forward to creating the perfect event for you. The first step is to consult with Laura to start planning! 

Click here to see an offsite sample menu

“In my 20 plus years as a caterer, I had not, before my own wedding, experienced the extraordinary sophistication and subtlety of the cuisine presented by you…. the nuanced courses were a rare gift to all who attended--it meant so much to us that you took such personal attention to every detail; you managed to please every palate, another 'first' in the realm of wedding fare.” –New York City 

Corporate
We offer corporate receptions, dinners, luncheons & meeting rooms.

Distinctive conference services in our Barn Room allow groups to conference in a sophisticated setting while enjoying a warm atmosphere reminiscent of a Vermont retreat. WIFI is available.

Special Events Office & Laura Direct: (802) 384-3663(FOOD) 
Restaurant: 802-244-7476
mail@michaelsonthehill.com

"We immediately turned our attention to the windows, the incredible mountain views, and later, into the evening, enjoyed an absolutely breathtaking sunset!! "I can’t even write about the food without getting wistful, so I will just say—AWESOME. Every award and accolade you are receiving, you deserve." -Boston

CURBSIDE PICKUP & CATERING FOR THE HOLIDAYS
We are offering curbside pickup from our takeout menu and Take & Bake Menus for all sized groups (72 hours notice). Additional catering options are available for groups of 10+.
Catering options range from "Take & Bake" family dinners to “Covid-friendly”, individual mason jar appetizers & craft cocktails requiring no heating or attention, perfect for your next office get-together!
SAMPLE MENU
Cress with Marcona Almonds, Bayley Hazen Blue & Quince Dressing
Smoked Maple Syrup Glazed Pork Shank - Cranberry Mustard
Garlic Confit Polenta
Roasted Broccolini
Cinnamon Panna Cotta - Kirsch Cherries - Demerara Sugar Cookies
Barrel-Aged Maple Remedy Cocktails
Alchemist Heady Topper DIPA
Chalone Vineyards “Estate Grown” ’15 Monterey
Patricia Green “Reserve” Pinot Noir ‘18 Willamette Valley
All Times Sparkling Cider

SAMPLE COVID FRIENDLY COCKTAILS PARTY MENU
Layered Mezze Jar
Spiced Shrimp, Cress & Carrot Chutney Jar
Buttermilk Biscuit Slider
Winter Spiced Nuts

Blood Orange Sparklers
Stowe Cider “Tip’s Up” Hard Cider 
Zero Gravity “Green State” Lager
Alchemist Focal Banger IPA