Gateways Inn Dine + Drink’s mission: ‘Serious food items wrapped in a warm light-hearted environment’ in downtown Lenox | Central Berkshires

LENOX — Pittsfield-centered financial commitment enterprise Mill City Money has revamped the cafe at the historic Gateways Inn, acquired by the business in June 2020 for $1 million.

It’s now branded as Gateways Inn Dine + Drink. The high-end cafe, bar and event area is operated by Govt Chef Jeremy Berlin and Chef de Cuisine Ron Reda, an announcement from Mill Town mentioned.

James Burden and Tom Knight are in demand of the hospitality and beverage products and services for the community and for company at the 12-room inn and its adjacent 3-bed room guest house marketed for modest teams, family members, or longer-time period stays.

Mill City appointed Berlin final summertime to oversee the company’s culinary functions, together with Mission Gastropub in Pittsfield and Elevate Bistropub, the new, yr-round whole-provider bar and cafe at the Bousquet Mountain ski region. Berlin, formerly govt chef at Blantyre in Lenox, holds a culinary diploma from the French Culinary Institute and is a 26-yr veteran of the cafe marketplace. He resides in Excellent Barrington with his spouse and two young children.

“Inspired by the mother nature of the Berkshires culinary region, I have woven conventional French tactics into an approachable mix of menu merchandise that can serve twin purposes for a everyday night out to appreciate some stay jazz or a particular celebratory non-public dining working experience,” Berlin stated.

Reda has been an govt chef at the Kemble Inn in Lenox, and at Lodge on North and Proprietor’s Lodge in Pittsfield.

Burden, a former chef who’s now the hospitality functions director for Mill Town, reported: “Food is a single of the fantastic forces in daily life that can bring people today with each other. We want the room to be pleasurable, inviting, memory-prosperous and, of program, delightful.”

Knight oversees the Gateways bar and a beverage plan “strong plenty of to stand on its have but developed to enrich the eating experience as a enhance to the culinary menus,” the company’s announcement stated.

“It has been so gratifying observing this passionate staff occur with each other to convey great food to the Berkshires local community, increase the bar of experienced expectations, and introduce some authentic enjoyable and whimsy to the dining experience — it’s really serious food items wrapped in a heat light-hearted atmosphere,” explained Mill Town’s Handling Director Carrie Holland.

The cafe opens at 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday for evening meal and also has a brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For extra facts, go to

The business has partnered with Berkshire Community College’s Berkshire Culinary Institute to enable educate hospitality workers by means of an internship program.

Gateways, initially Orleton, was constructed in 1912 by the Procter family members of Procter & Gamble fame to resemble a gargantuan bar of Ivory Cleaning soap. It has been operated as the Gateways Inn given that 1942.