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Holiday Mountainside Market

The Mountainside Holiday market will be bursting with unique and locally made gifts, art, crafts, jewelry, pottery, clothing and specialty food items. Over 55 vendors. Also join us for Santa's Brunch is in the restaurant! For more information on Santa's Brunch visit
For vendor information email All inside spaces are sold out. Only outside spaces are available.

Santa's Brunch

Join us for a delicious Brunch On Dec. 9th or 16th and visit with Santa! Santa is stopping by Powder Ridge to find out who's been naughty or nice!

11:00am to 4:00pm - $19.95 Adult * Available to children 12 yrs. and younger for $14.95

Continental Buffet - Muffins, bagels, danish, fruits, coffee, tea & juices
Choice of one entrée - All breakfast entrees come with house made home fries

Classic Eggs Benedict – English muffin, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce with your choice of bacon, corned beef or duck

*French Toast & Berries - Country toast covered with fresh berries and served
with Applewood bacon

*Corned Beef Hash and Eggs - 2 fried eggs, corned beef, potatoes, vegetables & toast

*Scrambled or Fried Eggs - 2 eggs scrambled or fried to your liking served with Applewood bacon, toast

Three Egg Omelet – Custom-made with your choice of cheese, mushrooms,tomatoes, Canadian bacon, toast

*Kids Meal *- Chicken fingers or kid’s burger with fries

Any Sandwich - from our regular menu with hand cut parmesan black pepper fries

Steak and Eggs – Hanger steak and 2 eggs prepared to your liking, toast

Choice of one Ridgeside Cocktail - Bloody Mary, Mimosa or Screwdriver

Tavern Menu available Reservations required 860-852-5444.
Holiday Market will also be going on in the lodge on Dec. 9th

Hartford Courant – Fire at the Ridge

Some restaurant openings sneak up on food writers without warning. The arrival of some others are so highly anticipated that time seems to slow to a standstill. Years ago, the wait for Bespoke to open in New Haven seemed endless; lately, it has been Fire at the Ridge.

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Mountain-side fare heating up the Connecticut food scene

FIRE AT THE RIDGE Mountain-side fare heating up the Connecticut food scene

The centerpiece of the dining experience at Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort in Middlefield, CT will be the upscale-casual dining restaurant “Fire at The Ridge”. Named for the passion that Powder Ridge inspires in all of us for our love of sports, food, and fun. Fire at the Ridge aims to be an escape for diners, offering private dining rooms and breathtaking views of the mountain from the upper-levels of the newly renovated 20,000 square foot base lodge. Rustic booths, crackling bon fires and the aroma of fine fare will set the mood for locals and travelers alike to enjoy the handcrafted dishes by Executive Chef Kevin Cottle.

Inspired by native New England flavors and locally-sourced ingredients, Fire at the Ridge is a place you would expect to stumble upon while exploring Boston’s finest rather than tucked away in the hills of Middlefield. “That’s what makes Fire at the Ridge so unique,” says Chef Cottle. “We’re providing guests with a sophisticated yet approachable experience in a relaxed and familiar setting.” Kevin, Well-known in the Connecticut food scene and for his appearances on Hell’s Kitchen and Food Network is returning to his Cape Cod roots, “My goal is to guide a guest through a natural progression of flavors and textures using locally-grown products. It should be a simple experience, never over-barring or over-complicated.”

In addition to Fire at the Ridge, the newly renovated lodge will be home to The Ridgeside Tavern. Locals have long known the bar at Powder Ridge to be the place to meet up with friends and for creating new friendships that last a lifetime. The Ridgeside Tavern is Chef’s Kevin Cottles twist on old Colonial Taverns. Kevin, a native of Plymouth, MA will bring back New England classics with updated twist. The Tavern will serve locally-brewed beers and craft cocktails.

The third leg of the restaurant stool is the company’s event business. Custom designed private and catered events for every size including corporate meetings, weddings, team building, dining parties, and seminars. “We didn’t want Powder Ridge to just be about catering to skiers and boarders on the mountain,” comments CEO Sean Hayes. “We want to create an experience the whole family can enjoy.” In addition, the company will host public events such as music festivals, racing competitions, wine tastings and cooking classes.

Fire at The Ridge & Ridgeside Tavern hours; Wed. – Sunday 5:00 – 10:00. Visit or call 860- 852-5444 for reservations.

About Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort

Powder Ridge Mountain Park and Resort offers an unparalleled year-round adventure sports experience in the heart of CT. Powder Ridge features skiing, snowboarding, tubing and mountain biking adventures for all ages. The newly renovated lodge with open seating, stone fireplaces & cafeteria also houses the year-round Destination restaurant Fire at the Ridge and Ridgeside Tavern for casual dining. The Ridge is the perfect choice for a charming New England wedding or corporate event. Day rooms are available to rent for the day or overnight and include a full living room setting and full bath. The full service resort offers rental facilities, retail shops and lesson programs.