A new type of biker bar has rolled into Burlington. Featuring spectacular views of Lake Champlain, eclectic modern American cuisine and cyclist-friendly amenities, the Hilton Burlington just announced the opening of the all-new Mounted Cat.
A modern reinvention of the classic lodge, The Mounted Cat is located on the lobby level of the Hilton Burlington with lake views from both the interior dining room and exterior patio. Featuring a design that combines a contemporary look with a rustic feel, The Mounted Cat utilizes many materials indigenous to Vermont.
Vermont Made – Hilton Grade
The entrance of the restaurant features stylized gates with hand-blown glass and Vermont slate accents. Inside the restaurant, guests enjoy a warm color palette of rust, green and gold, evocative of a New England autumn. The flooring consists of wooden planks, reclaimed from a farmhouse, adding the essence of nature to the aroma of the room. Furniture features burgundy tapestry and hand-tooled leather-accents, a nod to the tradition of craftsmanship of the region. The metalwork is akin to the blacksmithing of the 20th Century, with custom-forged light fixtures provided by Vermont-based Hubbardton Forge. The bar top is solid stone, reminiscent of the soapstone found in New England, with bar millwork made of reclaimed wood and iron purse hooks on the bar front. Rustic charm meets technological convenience, with tablet docking stations located on the bar top and communal tables. Stacked stone and reclaimed wood planking also adorn the columns throughout the lounge.
Seasonal Seating on “The Cat-io” overlooking Lake Champlain
The exterior lakeside patio adjacent to The Mounted Cat offers a raised terrace with panoramic views of Lake Champlain. With seating for 42, “The Cat-io” showcases multiple fire features, including a fire pit by the entrance and fire trough in the center of the patio. A stack-stone chimney and a vine-covered exterior wall complete the modern New England motif of the patio.
Serving Vermont freshness
As a member of Vermont Fresh Network, The Mounted Cat menu features local and regional products that focus on eclectic modern American cuisine with small plates, shared bites and entrées. Some items featured on the menu include the Vermont Family Farm pulled pork, Vermont cheese plate, Bailey Hazen Blue mac & cheese, fried almond breaded Maplebrook mozzarella, potato & cremont tartine (open face sandwich), poutine with Maplebrook cheese curds and grilled onions, steak frites and slow poached halibut accompanied by local Sauerkraut. Artisanal pizzas can be ordered “to-go” or for dine-in.
The bar menu will feature handcrafted cocktails inspired by Whistle Pig Distillery and a beer selection that highlights new brews from the Trapp Family Lodge and Magic Hat.
An Oasis for Burlington Cyclists
Located adjacent to the Burlington bike path, mounted cats of all stripes are invited to stop by The Mounted Cat to take advantage of the covered bike parking, a fixed bike maintenance station complete with loaner tools and public tire pressure station to inflate tires before riding. In addition to the shared air, The Mounted Cat offers complimentary water bottle fill-ups, and has healthful breakfast shakes available for purchase for riders looking to fuel-up before their ride.
For more information please visit www.themountedcat.com.
About Hilton Burlington:
Situated on the waterfront, Hilton Burlington offers expansive views of scenic Lake Champlain and the picturesque Adirondacks. Within a very short walk, guests can experience the vibrant downtown Church Street Marketplace filled with numerous restaurants, bars and weekly activities. Located minutes from Burlington International Airport and Interstate 89, this Hilton hotel in Burlington, VT is easily accessible by land or air and is just 90 minutes from Montreal. Featuring 18,000 square-feet of flexible meeting space and free-to-guest connectivity, this hotel is the ideal venue for your next business or social event.
Each of the hotel’s 258 guestrooms is furnished with the Hilton Serenity Collection® of upscale in-room amenities, which includes the Hilton Serenity Bed with Serta Suite Dreams mattress, Pacific Coast® down duvet, Super Topper mattress pads and high-quality linens and pillows, in-room coffee system, featuring world-renowned Lavazza coffee from Italy and a Cuisinart dual-cup, single-brew coffeemaker. Each guest room also has a spacious work desk and the innovative Hilton Family easy-to-set alarm clock/MP3 player. Wired and wireless high-speed Internet access is available throughout the hotel to ensure guests stay connected for work and leisure. Hilton Burlington is operated by Interstate Hotels & Resorts www.interstatehotels.com, the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company. For more information or to make reservations, visit www.burlington.hilton.com. Follow Hilton Burlington on Facebook and Twitter.