Nation's Restaurant News
September 19, 1994
by Jack Hayes
MONTPELIER, VT. - Known for maple syrup and ski slopes and its much-publicized boycott of Wal-Mart, the Green Mountain State is giving a bright green light to Mediterranean dining.
Billed as one of northern Vermont's hottest new concepts, 75-seat Sarducci's is breaking 300 dinner covers and serving another 100 lunches to Montpelier's local and tourist crowd seven days a week.
"After talking about it for a long time, we finally decided to give Mediterranean a try," said Dorothy Korshak, who sold her interest in Julio's here - a well-established 60-seat Tex-Mex concept - and debuted Sarducci's with partner Carol Paquette in January.
Korshak and Paquette, who also had been with Julio's, recruited Joe Rusiski, a chef with the locally based New England Culinary Institute, to head up Sarducci's kitchen.
Though not disclosing start-up costs, Korshak said she visited New York, Chicago and Boston for ideas and took a 10-year lease on her Main Street property with a finished idea of the concept.