Sail away to the Mediterranean

Today's Fair Haven Inn Restaurant stands on the footings of the old Fair Haven Inn destroyed by fire in 1993. Out of the ashes of the historic Victorian inn rose a beautiful phoenix-a doric temple that boasts one of the best Mediterranean offerings in northern New England.

Celebrities living or vacationing in Vermont-and there are lots of them-have good noses when it comes to sniffing out first-class dining and entertainment. The Fair Haven Inn is no exception with its large dining rooms, beautiful native-stone fireplaces with fragrant paper-birch fires, and intimate tavern.

When popular Hollywood actor Tom Selleck-famous for his portrayals of television's fictional Magnum P.I. and scotch-drinking police chief Jesse Stone-is in town, you may see him at the inn sharing a quiet dinner with friends. Even comic actor Dom DeLuise likes his visits to the inn. DeLuise's agent reports that the actor, who is a master Italian cook himself, receives first-class service and smacks his lips when he reads the inn's award-winning Greco-Mediterranean menu. Before his death in 2002, Academy Award-winner James Coburn-star of "Our Man Flint", "The Great Escape" and "Major Dundee"-included the Fair Haven Inn on his visits to Vermont. You can even see a small picture of the late Mr. Coburn posing at the inn on a wall near the dining room.

You'd think that with all the attention paid to the Fair Haven Inn by some of the beautiful people, the owners would be boastful-not so.

Owners Dimitrios and Mihaella Leremias are classic restaurateurs. A celebrity is a customer and every Fair Haven Inn customer they meet is treated like a celebrity. And you'll find no healthier menu than the Leremias'. A fresh Mediterranean diet is considered one of the best heart healthy diets on Earth-and you don't have cross an ocean and a sea to find it. Several members of the hearty Leremias family have survived to over a century.

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