On Wednesday, October 9, Hen of the Wood Burlington opens its doors to the public. Of course, back in 2011, we were told that historic day would arrive in April 2013. So what happened?
“The new construction collaboration with the hotel was a big project for them and a big project for us,” explains HOTW executive chef and co-owner Eric Warnstedt. “You lose a week, it actually ends up being a month. Next thing you know, we’re six months behind.” Still, Warnstedt says the delays left his team stronger and better prepared for success.
At a soft opening last Sunday, the abbreviated bar menu was headed with the words “Finally! Right?” And the crowd seemed to be in agreement. Warnstedt and co-owner William McNeil say the 95-seat restaurant was completely full that night and the preceding one from 5 p.m. until nearly 10.
by Alice Levitt Full article at Seven Days