Center Tree Bar & Grill is officially open for business on Main Street in Rutland, brought to you by the same family responsible for Lakeside Bar & Grille in Shrewsbury and Herbie’s Bar in Worcester. Co-owner Joe Kaplan invites guests to enjoy the restaurant’s spacious lounge which features a crackling fireplace and a 500 pound tree trunk salvaged from a forest in Western Mass by his brother and business partner, Ben Kaplan. The dining room offers a modern-rustic aesthetic including air plants and geometric light fixtures. Don’t miss the lobster grilled cheese topped with gruyere and a fried egg or the totchos served with braised chicken, scallions, crème fraîche, pickled onions, and hot peppers.
About Sarah Connell
Sarah Connell is an educator, freelance writer and craft beer enthusiast from Worcester, Massachusetts. Sarah graduated from Fordham University with a BA in English and recently completed her M.Ed. at Boston College. Her new series, Pairings, is a column dedicated to the infallible union of food and drink. Join Sarah each month as she celebrates the beverages that enhance dishes she loves in and around Worcester.
Originally published: April 08, 2019