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Awards &


Recent Press

"These 17 Upstate New York Restaurants are an absolute must try for 2023" 96.9 Wour. January 3, 2023.


"Alcohol to go will become legal in New York. Is it a game-changer?" April 8, 2022.

"Easter Brunch and dinner in CNY: Menus, prices and how to make reservations" April 9, 2022


"Women Entrepreneurs of Today Making an Impact" Madison County Tourism. March 31, 2022.

"The 12 bars of Christmas: CNY spots that put you in the holiday spirit just walking through the door." December 25, 2021.

"Mom's the word: Five places to enjoy Mother's Day brunch around CNY" Spectrum News 1. May 6, 2021

“A Table by the Water, Please” 15 Upstate Waterfront Restaurants"  August 25, 2021.

"Jazz-N-Caz boasts 3 nights of free live music hosted by Cazenovia College in Cazenovia NY" Observer Dispatch. August 19, 2021.

"Graceful dining: Eat at these 10 mansions in Upstate NY" January 26, 2021


"Brewster Inn installs COVID-19 neutralizing UV-lighting." Eagle News Online. October 26, 2020.


"CNY restaurant finds way to lure diners back inside: Virus-killing UV lights." October 21, 2020.


"UV lights helping stop the spread of coronavirus." October 21, 2020


"Interview with the owners" Madison County Historian. August 20, 2020

"3 CNY restaurants have a century of experience. Then the pandemic hit that changed everything." August 3, 2020.

"CNY’s 12 best restaurants for wine" June 30, 2020.

"Interview with Owner, Caitlin Gambee" The Eat Local New York Podcast. November 18, 2019.


"Cazenovia restaurant, The Brewster Inn, preps to serve meals on Thanksgiving Day" November 23, 2019

"Thanksgiving 2019: Where To Eat Dinner Out Around Syracuse" November 17, 2019

"Brews With A View: 12 scenic places to grab a drink in CNY" July 10, 2019


"Where to get Thanksgiving Day dinner around Syracuse" November 1, 2018


"The 14 best restaurants for wine in Central New York, according to Wine Spectator" July 19, 2018

"What we are eating: Korean Chili Glazed Charred Octopus" Eagle Newspapers. July 10, 2018

"Brewster Inn's new owners keep traditions in place, but have special plans for the garden" March 19, 2018


"Top 10 Syracuse-area menu items from our reviewers in 2017" December 30, 2017.


"Brewster Inn, Lincklaen House win awards for outstanding wine lists" Cazenovia Republican. July 20, 2017.


"Upstate NY's Top Restaurants For Wine: Who Made Wine Spectator's 2017 "Best" List?" July 12, 2017.


"CNY's Best Outdoor Dining Spots" April 27, 2017.


"Brewster Inn hosts Chefs Table Series" Syracuse New Times. February 8, 2017.


"Where to eat out on Thanksgiving in Syracuse and CNY: Restaurants open on Turkey Day" November 9, 2016.


"13 Incredible Waterfront Restaurants Everyone In New York Must Visit" April 1, 2016.


"Central New York's Top Restaurants For Brunch" March 21, 2016.


"Romantic restaurants in Central New York: Here are 16 to visit." January 28, 2016.


"2016 Madison County Tourism Guide Features Plenty To See & Do." Oneida Dispatch. January 26, 2016.


"Originality Prevails at The Brewster InnSyracuse Woman Magazine. August 2015.


"Which Central New York restaurants have the best wine lists?" July 6, 2015.


"CNY Dining Bites: Yummy Raw Deals At The Brewster Inn" Syracuse New Times. May 27, 2015. 


"Best of Summer Guide - Best PatioThe Good Life: Central New York Magazine. June / July Issue. 2015.


"8 best places to stay in Cazenovia: Historical inns, quaint bed and breakfasts" / May 6, 2015.


"CNY's Most Romantic Spots To Wine & Dine" The Good Life: Central New York Magazine. December / January Issue. 2015.


"Where to dine out for Thanksgiving in Central New York: Leave the cooking to them" November 12, 2014


"Thanksgiving in Syracuse and CNY: A Guru Guide"  Syracuse Guru.  November 10, 2014.


"Syracuse's Best Restaurants for Brunch: Where to go in CNY for Eggs Benedict, Mimosas and more " October 24, 2014


"Cazenovia Charm's Make It A Must-See Destination" Press & Sun Bulletin. October 9, 2014


"Bittersweet leave-taking and thank you from longtime Brewster Inn employee" Cazenovia Republican. July 31, 2014


"Who has the best wine list in CNY? Wine Spectator again tabs Cazenovia's Brewster Inn" July 25, 2014


"A new menu at The Brewster Inn, Cazenovia. Hospitality and events teams took an in-depth look at the menu" Syracuse New Times. July 4, 2014


"Brewster Inn offers new, farm-fresh menu" Cazenovia Republican. June 25, 2014


"Syracuse's Best Restaurants: Where to go for outdoor dining in Central New York " May 23, 2014


"Syracuse's Best Restaurants: Where to go for a celebration in Central New York" May 2, 2014


"Cazenovia's Brewster Inn tops list of local restaurants with well-stocked wine cellars" July 30, 2012


"Brewster Inn tops Wine Spectator's rating of local restaurant wine lists" July 12, 2013


"Dining Out: The Brewster Inn excels with a diverse menu" June 23, 2011

Awards More


Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence  2009 - Present

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence  1992 - 2008


DiRona: Distinguished Restaurants of North America
The Award of Excellence. 2003 - Present 

Greater Cazenovia Area Chamber of Commerce - Business Of The Year 2019


 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2012 - Present


Departures Magazine March/April 2009 in an interview with Alec Baldwin:  

First Choice Hotels he states "The Ritz Carlton in Central Park, Paris Plaza Athenee, and The Brewster Inn in Cazenovia." 


Iron Fork Competition 2012 
Winner of Onondaga & Madison County - 1st Place. 


Culinary Institute of America Externship Facility 1999 - Present


American Bed & Breakfast Association
Award of Excellence since 1997. 


 Johansens Independent Traveler Award 1999. 


  Conde Nast Traveler Award 1988.

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