Media Clippings

Business People Magazine

"...Hyde Away ownership and staff take their menu very seriously. The Hyde Away has taken to the localvore movement, which is particularly active in the close-knit Mad River Valley community." — Business People The Hyde Away Inn & Zach's Tavern has been featured in a Business People magazine article profiling the business and owners Bruce Hyde and Margaret Defoor. Read the full article... Business People - Vermont: Hyde Away Inn & Restaurant, Bruce Hyde and Margaret DeFoor

Seven Days: Souper Bowl

" partner and I agreed on our top two — we even got second bowls of each as the chefs cleaned up to leave. ...Sausage, this time homemade using pork from nearby Gaylord Farm, was also the centerpiece of the entry from the Hyde Away Inn & Restaurant. The lightly spiced meat imparted a sense of mischief to what looked like a simple, healthy kale soup filled with orzo." — Alice Levitt, Seven Days

A week before the big game, the Inn at the Round Barn Farm in Waitsfield hosted its liquid equivalent. This was my first time at the Souper Bowl, an event created by Round Barn chef Charlie Menard.

Yankee Magazine

The Hyde Away Inn was featured in a Yankee Magazine article titled, Mad River Valley | Vermont's Snow Globe in the January/February 2014 issue.

"At the Hyde Away, a comfortable old shoe of an inn just off Route 100 on the way to Mad River Glen, I spent an agreeable hour in the pub having drinks with a member of another venerable New York institution, the Fire Department. Other Vermont resorts are thick with Bostonians or Montrealers, but Gotham still skis the Valley."

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Seven Days: Best Things

Seven Days Review

The Best Things to Happen in Vermont Food in 2013

By Alice Levitt and Corin Hirsch

Best Menu Reinvention

AL: Before this year, the fusty après-ski bar Hyde Away Inn & Restaurant was barely on my radar. But general manager Bruce Hyde Jr. and chef Ryan Mayo have remade the inn’s eatery into a localvore destination. When I visited in September, I flipped for the Parmesan-flavored risotto cakes in smoked-tomato sauce and the buttery duck Reuben. Looking at the latest menu, I know I’ll have to return for the braised-oxtail grilled cheese with marrow butter and pork-fat wings.

Alice Levitt’s Best New Restaurant Dishes of 2013

"Risotto cake is a dish that's usually done badly, so over the years I have grown to fear it. Making them round and calling them arancini won't help you, either, if you don't have a stellar base. Luckily, the Parmesan-imbued risotto at the remade Hyde Away in Waitsfield was exactly that. But the true secret was in the sauce, a smoky blend of local tomatoes topped with even more Parmesan and mushrooms sautéed in wine." — Alice Levitt, Seven Days

Hyde Away Featured in Ski Magazine…Again

The Hyde Away Inn was featured, once again, in the December, 2010 issue of Ski Magazine: "APRÈS — Fans of authentic ski bars should not leave the valley before checking out the Hyde Away Inn on Route 17. Find a nook inside the old farmhouse’s warren of rooms and enjoy the Ptex-infused vibe alongside the locals;" View Larger

Sugarbush, VT- Element, Class, and Broken Legs

"...Hyde Away was a total treat! Its local vibe coupled with uneven floors and outstanding french onion soup, made it a perfect transition from the weekly grind into the classic Vermont experience known as Sugarbush. Aside from the attractive bar staff, there were a few things that stood out to me about The Hyde Away. Naturally the first things was the local vibe and old-school VT tavern feel. Although there isn’t a level floorboard in the place, the charm easily outweighs the feeling of being sea sick, and if there was any question as to how the Hyde Away is heated, just check out the half-chord stacked next to the pool table... Read more..., February 7, 2010

Vermont’s Best Après-Ski Hangouts

"The Hyde Away
What’s on Tap: Described as rustic and cozy, the tavern at the Hyde Away Inn & Restaurant is a local’s spot where you can debate single chair vs. high-speed lifts, skiing vs. snowboarding, and the Mad River Valley’s toughest slope. Regarding the latter, the folks from the Hyde Away will have you know that you won’t find the answer at either Sugarbush or Mad River Glen, since the toughest slope in the area—in their opinion—is the tavern floor. Read more...

Vermont Sports, January 28, 2010