Last spring, we welcomed a new addition to The Blue Plate (well, TWO new additions to be precise). I’m talking, of course, about our new chef’s tasting gondolas – which we’ve named Hansel & Gretel.
After years of schlepping onsie-clad ski bums up & down the slopes of Killington, Vermont, these vintage gondolas landed in their new home on Blue Plate’s east patio to serve a different purpose. With a little refurbishment by Arrigoni Woods and a lot of love from owner Elli Roustom, they are now an intimate & exclusive setting for Blue Plate’s special tasting dinners.
Blue Plate’s gondola dinners include 4 courses of delicious cuisine with wine pairings and will only fit 4 guests (maybe one or two more, very snugly), so our gondolas are usually booked to celebrate a special occasion. Here are 5 special occasions you could celebrate in our gondolas.
Can you find a better spot to pop the question than a cozy vintage gondola car refurbished with old European wood and Austrian textiles while clinking a glass of bubbly? We’ve had quite a few new brides-to-be say yes in our lovely little cars. (And we haven’t had any no’s to date – just saying, guys!)
Oh, how we love to host intimate birthday dinners in our gondolas! We’ve seen people turn all ages, from 8 to 80, but my favorite birthday celebration would have to be Oliver, a happy little kiddo who is obsessed with gondolas. He completely lit up when he realized he would get to spend his birthday dinner ACTUALLY IN ONE. It was awesome.
Remember how amazing our gondolas are for popping the big question? Well, they’re equally fantastic for celebrating your love for years to come! Cuddle together over our authentic Austrian apple strudel & a sweet glass of port while the fire crackles outside your gondola door.
4. New Year’s Eve
Our gondolas are the perfect place to bring in the New Year with your small group of wonderful friends! And you’ll be enjoying a one-of-a-kind exclusive experience because only so many people will be able to make a reservation. We still have a few spots available for NYE 2020, so if you’re interested, it’d be best to make your reservation ASAP.
5. Just Because!
I know I said our gondolas are usually reserved to celebrate special occasions, but what’s a better reason to celebrate than simply for the sake of celebrating?! Gather a group of your best buds and treat yourselves to a lovely evening of laughter and tom-foolery! (Please note: The curtains in our gondolas DO NOT CLOSE. That question has been fairly popular. 😂)
Well, there you have it! These are our top 5 reasons to celebrate in our gondolas, but there are oh-so-many more!