Sarducci’s Celebrates 25 Years in Montpelier

Jan 24, 2019 242

BY: Tim Simard

On a recent sunny and chilly January afternoon, Sarducci’s Restaurant founder and co-owner Carol Paquette relaxed by a front table and looked back on 25 years. Sitting alongside head chef and new co-owner Jeff Butterfield, Paquette marveled at surviving two-and-a-half decades in the restaurant business—a momentous achievement. This past weekend, the Montpelier institution quietly celebrated the milestone birthday.

Paquette can remember Sarducci’s first day quite clearly—Jan. 19, 1994. It was a Wednesday. “We opened at 4 pm. It was freezing outside. Dorothy Korshak [founder and former business partner] and I had no idea who might or how many people might stop in. We really hadn’t done any advertising to let people know we were opening,” she said.

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