Dine at Mayflower Inn and Spa

Farm-fresh seasonal cuisine that showcases New England’s incredible bounty

Farm-fresh New England cuisine
The best part of working at Mayflower Inn & Spa is working with the incredible local ingredients found in the surrounding Connecticut countryside and just off the New England coast, from artisan cheeses to the freshest shellfish, sourced through specially cultivated relationships with area farmers and purveyors.
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Unforgettable Dining

The Mayflower Dining Room

Come here for delicious, beautifully-presented New England-inspired Modern American dishes, from herb-poached lobster with wild arugula and Berkshire heritage pork chop with lollipop kale, all overlooking sweeping views of the immaculately manicured Shakespeare Gardens.
  • Mood is elegant and romantic
  • Overlooking the Shakespeare Gardens
  • Breakfast Daily: 7:30am to 10:30am
  • Sunday Brunch: 12pm to 3pm
  • Dinner Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday: 6pm to 9pm
  • Dinner Friday and Saturday: 6pm to 10pm
tap room

The Tap Room

A gathering spot for locals, this is where to enjoy our dynamic take on casual country fare, including a warm Maine lobster roll and our signature burger and crisp fries, with a handcrafted cocktail in a relaxed, comfortable setting.
  • Mood is casual and relaxed
  • Adjacent to the Mayflower Dining Room
  • 12pm - 9pm Sunday through Thursday
  • 12pm - 10pm Friday and Saturday
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Executive Chef Lacey

Meet Executive Chef, Lacey Lou Franklin

“As a California native, I am thrilled to be on the East Coast and I look forward to infusing a touch of California into the Mayflower,” said Franklin. “New England has an extraordinary bounty of produce and I am excited to cultivate relationships with local farmers and purveyors and create an atmosphere and menu that appeals to the Litchfield County community and our resort guests.” Franklin brings award-winning expertise in menu concept and culinary execution to her new role as Executive Chef. No stranger to Auberge Resorts Collection, Franklin has spent nearly a decade working with several properties within the award-winning collection.

Private Dining

When you crave a night unlike any other, our dining team can set up an intimate private dining experience either in your luxury guest room or suite, library or wicker porch. It will unfold in an atmosphere of understated romance—created for you two and for one unforgettable moment in time.

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Stories from Grace Mayflower

veggies in garden

Eat What Do Stilettos and Ice Cream Have in Common?

Arethusa Farm & Dairy is widely-known for its old-fashioned ice cream, but most people are surprised to learn that the farm’s award-winning, creamy goodness all began with the signature stiletto heels that regularly appeared on “Sex and the City.” That’s right— high-end shoe brand Manolo Blahnik’s President and VP, George Malkemus and Tony Yurgaitis, are the farmers behind Arethusa Farm, and have been since 1999. Now you know who to thank for the most delectable dairy products you can image.

Local with a Sweet Tooth
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outdoor seating

Go Clink Glasses to A Weekend of Countryside Life

The city that never sleeps often sends me seeking elsewhere to find restoration— and a long afternoon spent over peach wine amid the rolling hills at Hopkins Vineyard is usually that place. The haven along the Connecticut Wine Trail, a collection made up of 24 vineyards statewide, is something out of a countryside fairytale. With a charming red barn and endless greenery, the vineyard melts away the memory of city hustle and bustle and soothes you into savoring the sweetness of countryside life.

Wine Enthusiast
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corn husks

Do Cider Donuts, Pick-Your-Own Apples, and A Cidery

Rain or shine, the Averill Farm Stand is open, and rain or shine, I go for the heavenly apple cider donuts. A true must-visit in the town of Washington, Averill Farm is primarily a fruit orchard that has been family-run for 10 generations and counting. The hidden gem awaits at the end of a lovely drive, minutes from the Mayflower Inn. Abundant with the simple delights of the countryside— cut flowers, homemade jams, honey, cheeses, locally-sourced pies and more— the charming farm provides a special experience to immerse in the farm-to-table culture of Connecticut.

Cheerful Local
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wine and salad

Drink The BYOB Seafood Detour Worth Taking

Searching for the best hot lobster roll around? You can find it at West Shore Seafood. Located in Bantam, the seafood market and eatery is a detour-turned-destination for locals and visitors alike. Whether a much anticipated pit stop for passersby on the road, or a Saturday tradition, the restaurant keeps people coming back with its truly mouthwatering gourmet eats and relaxed atmosphere.

Connecticut Native
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