|In the new kitchen (Berkshire Eagle photo)|
STOCKBRIDGE, MA -- Just in time for the seasonal rush of patrons seeking a traditional, authentic New England dining experience, the historic 125-room Red Lion Inn has completed a $1.2 million renovation of its kitchen. It's the first upgrade of that facility in more than 50 years.Go here for the full story plus a video and still-photos tour.
The new state-of-the-art equipment and structural improvements promise to streamline service for the nearly 60-member year-round culinary staff, said the inn's general manager Michele Kotek ... .
The nearly two-month project ... required closing the popular main dining room to all but inn guests [but] the inn is back to serving three meals a day, seven days a week, and its popular Lion's Den pub, offering nightly entertainment and a more informal menu from its separate kitchen, is open from 4:30 until after midnight weekdays, and noon to midnight on weekends.
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