September 27, 2021

Black Krim Tavern, Vermont farm-to-table restaurant, closes

RANDOLPH – A central Vermont restaurant that helped grow the state’s farm-to-table movement is closing this weekend after a 10-year run.

The Black Krim Tavern shuts down after dinner Saturday, according to an announcement by chef/owner Sarah Natvig on social media and the Randolph restaurant’s website.

Natvig described being contacted by a faculty member at the Randolph Technical Career Center about an opening in the school’s culinary program.

“I have known for some time now that I would love to enter the education sector and share my passion for culinary and hospitality to students, but held no real vision for what that would shape up to be,” Natvig wrote. “I have also known that I would have to part with my beloved restaurant someday, I just had no idea when that would be either.”

The Black Krim Tavern in Randolph, shown June 24, 2021.

The Black Krim Tavern became part of Vermont’s renowned farm-to-table restaurant scene when it opened in downtown Randolph a decade ago. The restaurant, named for a variety of tomato, sources ingredients from several local farms, including its own: Natvig’s husband, Chip Natvig, operates Pebble Brook Farm in Braintree.

“Food can be incredibly simple,” according to the Black Krim Tavern website. “We believe it doesn’t need to be fancy but it does need quality ingredients, created with a few culinary skill sets.”