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Westport's The Cottage Opens its Expanded Bar

The Cottage in Westport, CT has officially opened its additional 800 square feet of space. The expanded space next door includes full service dining at our 10-seat bar with a new cocktail menu, local draft beers and an expanded wine program. There is also seating for large parties of 10 at a window seat banquette.  Reservations are accepted for large parties at the banquette, while seating at the bar will be walk-in only. The bar will be open Tuesday-Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to close, and open for continuous service on Sunday’s from 11:30 a.m. to close.

About Chef Brian Lewis

Brian Lewis is one of Connecticut’s most celebrated chefs, lauded for his commitment to quality and seasonally driven American cuisine featured at his new restaurant, The Cottage. He first received national recognition as the opening Executive Chef of actor Richard Gere’s The Bedford Post Inn, a Relais & Chateaux property that featured two destination restaurants, The Barn and The Farmhouse. There, he acquired national acclaim including Esquire Magazine’s “Best New Restaurant” list in 2009, and an “Excellent” review in the New York Times for his thoughtful and consciously sourced cuisine. He launched his first solo venture in March, 2012 with elm, before leaving to focus on launching The Cottage in Connecticut’s Westport neighborhood.

Raised in Westchester, New York, Lewis discovered his love for cooking at a very early age. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America with honors and went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree in business Management from Johnson and Wales University. Early experiences working under the guidance of legendary chefs like Jean Louis Palladin and Marco Pierre White strongly shaped Lewis’ culinary style to what it is today.

About The Cottage

The Cottage is the vision of chef Brian Lewis and represents his commitment to produce Connecticut’s premier neighborhood destination for the finest, locally sourced cuisine. Located in the heart of Westport, The Cottage elevates the standard for seasonal American cooking delivered with casual simplicity and coastal charm. Lewis’ award-winning dishes are hand crafted with exceptional ingredients procured from local purveyors and farmers responsible for growing, raising, harvesting, and producing within the region. Menus change weekly to reflect the season’s best bounty, and the restaurant is open five days a week for dinner at 256 Post Road East. For more information, visit http://www.thecottagewestport.com/. The restaurant can also be found on Twitter (@thecottagect), Facebook (The Cottage in Westport) and Instagram (thecottagect).

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