- Courtesy of Farmhouse Tap & Grill
- Farmhouse Tap & Grill cheeseburger
The Farmhouse Tap & Grill, Guild Tavern and Pascolo Ristorante will operate as Farmhouse Group To Go out of Guild Tavern on Williston Road in South Burlington. The new venture will use the steakhouse as its base of operation, from which staff from the three restaurants will prepare meals and pack them to-go. The business will be open daily at 4 p.m.
The online menu at fhgtogo.com includes the bacon cheeseburger and cheddar ale soup from the Farmhouse Tap & Grill; chicken Parmesan, pasta Bolognese and Caesar salad from Pascolo; and steak frites and spinach and artichoke dip from Guild Tavern. A kids menu offers fried chicken, pasta and tomato sauce, and pasta with butter.
The collaborative to-go business comes in response to rising COVID-19 cases in Vermont, and corresponding state-mandated measures that limit the size and scope of gatherings. These include a restriction on restaurant dining to one household per party.
Managers and staff at each of the five restaurants in the Farmhouse Group discussed and decided how to proceed during this phase of the pandemic, according to Davis.
Both El Cortijo locations in Burlington and Winooski are open daily for takeout. Pascolo and Guild Tavern are closed temporarily. The Farmhouse Tap & Grill, the group’s original restaurant in Burlington, is open for in-house and takeout dining.
“The team at the Farmhouse was adamant about staying open for dine-in in some capacity,” Davis said. “[At] other restaurants, management and staff preferred to close for the time being. My message was, ‘I’ll do whatever you want.’ ‘’