Pop-Up Restaurants Jacob's Pillow
The Old Inn on the Green
Jacob’s Pillow, once hailed by ballet great Mikhail Baryshnikov as “one of America’s most precious cultural assets,” is poised to make visits to its 220-acre campus even more enjoyable for aficionados of dance. The Pillow has joined with the prestigious Old Inn on the Green and its sister operation, the Southfield Store, to provide all culinary and beverage service for the dance festival’s 2018 season.
The Old Inn on The Green at The Pillow will serve dinner prior to every dance performance between June 20 and August 26.
“We’re really excited about this,” said Chris Lyons, spokesperson for the Old Inn on the Green and the Southfield Store. “We’re looking forward to two years, at least. This is a tremendous opportunity and a way for The Pillow to test having really fine dining.”
Lyons said there will be three dining facilities—The Old Inn on the Green at the Pillow, the Southfield Store at the Pillow and the Southfield Store Coffee Bar.
“The Old Inn on the Green at the Pillow will provide fine dining on a wooden deck in the forest for up to 100 people,” observed Lyons, “It will be tented and lovely, with white tablecloths, a full bar and a selection of small and large plates. Dinner only will be provided prior to all performances.”
The second venue, Southfield Store at The Pillow, offers a more casual option with a menu of lighter fare such as salads, creative sandwiches and desserts. Patrons can eat on the patio or take food away for a picnic on the grounds. Cocktails, beer and wine are also available before or after the show.
“The third facility, the Southfield Store Coffee Bar—as name suggests—offers different kinds of caffeinated beverages such as iced nitro teas and coffees, plus herbal teas and espresso drinks, perfect for a quick intermission boost,” said Lyons.
All facilities will also serve exquisite desserts made by Old Inn pastry chef, Amanda Perrault. Lyons commented on the task Perrault faces. “The Old Inn rocks in the summer,” she said, “and so does the store. Now, her pastries will also be in three new places!”
She said Peter Platt, renowned chef and owner of the inn and Southfield Store, has brought in his son, Alex Platt, who had been located on the West Coast for several years. “He’s started to manage the store and will be very involved with the coffee bar and Southfield Store at The Pillow,” Lyons said.
The Old Inn on The Green is located a few miles from Jacob’s Pillow in nearby New Marlborough and offers accommodations for ticket-holders to The Pillow. For lodging reservations click on the link below or call 413-229-7924.