Grazing with the brunch bunch
Butler's Restaurant and Tavern
Closely affiliated with the New England Culinary Institute, Butler's Restaurant and Tavern at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort and Spa, is probably best known for its contemporary American cuisine at dinnertime. But the restaurant also puts on a highly popular Sunday brunch buffet spread of salads and terrines, special stations for waffles and omelets, a couple of carving stations, and an eye-popping array of desserts and pastries. One specialty table is laden with Vermont cheeses. 70 Essex Way, Essex, Vt., 802-878-1100, www.vtculinaryresort.com. Brunch Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $19.95, ages 5-12 $10.95, under 5 free.