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Lenox-Stockbridge-Lee-Gt. Barrington Recs?

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Lenox-Stockbridge-Lee-Gt. Barrington Recs?

VivreManger | Aug 1, 2003 02:48 PM

I have been reviewing the recent posts here and elsewhere on restaurants in this area for tomorrow night and I have come up with a few ideas. I would be grateful for any comments. And I thank all those who have posted in the past.

Bombay Grill at the Best Western Black Swan Inn in Lee has gotten the most consistently positive comments. Apparently it is run by the owners of Chola in NYC.

Verdure on Railroad St. in Gt. Barrington for decent Italian.

Wheatleigh and Blantyre are out of our price range.

Elizabeth's in Pittsfield, MA is too far.

I don't think it worth goring to Bizen in Gt. Barrington for Japanese, unless someone says it is really unusual.

The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge may do a decent clam chowder and turkey, but I can get that closer to Boston.

I have read very mixed responses on Church Street Cafe, which describes itself as an "American bistro"; Bistro Zinc (also on Church Street); and Cafe Lucia, an Italian trattoria.

From Ketchup to Caviar in Lee sounds too bizarre for words -- any further thoughts out there?

Two purveyors definitely worht a visit by all accounts are:

High Lawn Farm is now distributing its milk products from its herd of registered Jerseys much more widely. This farm is a treasure. According to its brochure, it is the only farm in the U.S. that still produces and distributes its own milk, cream and butter. And what milk, cream and butter it is! Berkshire Blue cheese is also made exclusively from the milk of this herd. There are either 167 or 187 cows on 1200 acres. The farm buildings all suggest medieval France – fanciful Norman revival.

Where precisely is it?

The other is Berkshire Mountain Bakery (Monument Mills, Bldg. 2, P.O. Box 785, Housatonic, MA 01236, 413-274-3412). Mass Pike to LEE, Rt 7 south then to Rt 183

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