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New restaurant slated to open at Middlefield ski area


MIDDLEFIELD — Don’t worry, there isn’t a real fire at Power Ridge.

Fire at the Ridge is the name of Powder Ridge’s new restaurant, which will have Kevin Cottle at the helm as executive chef.

The restaurant will open its doors in December and will be located above the ski area’s lodge.

Cottle said he wants the restaurant to be a classy experience, but not over-the-top as far as prices go. The menu, he said, is secret for now, but dishes will include produce from local farms as well as local wines and beers, he said. Draft beer will be from Connecticut breweries.

Cottle is also known for his love of seafood.

“Our goal is to keep everything a very New England kind of inspired menu,” Cottle said. “And we want to do that by involving as much Connecticut products as we can.”

A Cape Cod native, Cottle said he has been in Connecticut for seven years and has become familiar with what’s offered in the area in terms of gathering ingredients. Cottle’s resume also includes restaurants in Philadelphia, Boston, Colorado, and Connecticut. He is also known for appearing on the sixth season of “Hell’s Kitchen,” finishing as runner-up.

“It helped me kind of grow a little bit as an individual with standards,” he said of his experience on the show.

Cottle will also oversee food in the cafeteria area which will feature regular staples like chicken fingers and French fries.

Powder Ridge is owned by Brownstone Exploration and Discover Park is slated to open in December.



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