our food

Farm-to-Table Fresh Creole Low Country Classic Southern

Using fresh seasonal ingredients paired with cooking methods and seasonings developed over 400 years of combined cultures, we’re pleased to be able to offer classic low country and creole fare at The Corner.

In the late 17th century, all land south of Virginia was granted to the Barbadian planters – settlers from the English Colony of Barbados who settled to run large sugarcane plantations throughout the south. This represented a seismic change in the cuisine from English influenced preparations.

From Pawley’s Island to the Savannah River, the Low Country stretched inland about seventy miles with Charleston lying at the heart. The seas were abundant with oysters, crab, shrimp, and endless varieties of fish.

The West African slaves who were brought to work the plantations also brought with them the knowledge of rice growing, as well as their native benne seeds, hot peppers, black-eyed peas, field peas, eggplants, and more.

Native Americans introduced pecans and file – a powder made from sassafras leaves that was used as a gumbo thickener. The Powhatan Indians showed the settlers how to dehull and soak corn and grind it into what became known as hominy grits.

The Barbadians, French Huguenots, and the Sephardic Jews from Portugal and Spain influenced the cooking with foods from their homelands in the Caribbean, Europe and Northern Africa.

As a result of these many cultures combining diverse ingredients together and using them to create dishes with the fruits of the land and sea native to the south, we can look to a culinary style that is rich both in history and breadth and depth of flavors. Low country and creole cuisines offer wonderfully complex seasonings and flavors to seemingly simple dishes.

Please view our seasonal menus for a sampling of what’s on offer. We hope to see you at The Corner soon!




snacks 3 pm to 5 pm

gluten free

Please note that our menus change seasonally as we strive to use fresh, local ingredients. Some items on the menus posted on this site may differ from our current menus. For our current menu, please email info@thecorneratrivermont.com and we will gladly send you a PDF of the current menu.