What are the private dining rooms like at Dining Room at Blantyre?

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Melanie Nayer

A meal at Dining Room at Blantyre is best as an intimate experience for parties on the smaller side. For groups of 10 or less, there are two private rooms. The spaces accommodate small groups of family and friends, but they open into the main dining room, so you can’t get too loud. The private rooms look like the of the rest of the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel, which was designed to replicate the original owner’s ancestral home in Blantyre, Scotland, with English artistry and Gothic design. Inside the Gilded Age estate, the French-inspired Dining Room is draped with deep red and gold tapestries, grand chandeliers, original artwork, antique furniture, exquisite crystal and heirloom china and flatware.
Dining Room’s group dynamic is at its best during the formal wine dinners that Blantyre hosts throughout the year. For the special occasions, the Berkshires restaurant closes other guests, and the main dining room transforms into a formal setting, with one large communal table seating up to 20. Wine is a big part of your dining experience — after all, it carries more than 17,000 bottles. During the dinners, the vintners are brought in as guests of honor, and diners are have eight to 10 varieties of wine, all paired with a dish created especially from executive chef Arnaud Cotar.

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