2594 Depot St, Route 11 & 30
Manchester, VT 05255
802.362.2817
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Have a Look at Our Menu

Have a Look at Our Menu

Come taste the fresh unduplicated artistry of chef-owner Amy Chamberlain, creatively combining ingredients to create an intriguing and delicious menu.

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Check Our Upcoming Events

Rated #1 in live music in Manchester Vermont for a reason! We host excellent music in the Tavern most Friday nights and other events during the week.

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Enjoy a memorable dining experience. Plan ahead and reserve your favorite booth or the perfect spot in the greenhouse garden room.

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Life of the Party
Amy&Joy

Host, Amy Chamberlain and guest, Joy Slusarek cook up three nutritious meals at once.

Amy&Ali

Ali shows Amy how to cook up a delicious winter squash soup while they sip on a delightful fall champagne cocktail.

Amy & Whistle Pig Whiskey

Amy and Danhee cook with WhistlePig Rye-Barrel Aged Maple Syrup and make a yummy cocktail!

Upcoming Events

Pretty in Pink Retro Prom Party

April 25 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Dust off the Walk Man, mousse up that hair, and wish – probably not for the first time - that you either were or had Jessie’s Girl – it’s time for the Susan G. Komen Vermont-New Hampshire Pretty in Pink Retro Prom Party.

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Strangled Darlings

May 1 @ 9:30 pm
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May 2 @12:30 am

Duo consisting of George Veech and Jess Anderly. The name is a reference from Mississippi writer William Faulkner speaking to his students at University of ...

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Amy's Blog

Spring is on the way… someday.

Spring is on the way… someday.

I know that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, but this is ridiculous!  We are being patient, very patient. Those ramps and fiddleheads and morel mushrooms are under there somewhere. Beer battered deep fried fiddleheads are among the favorites here during springtime at The Wife.  Sometimes when I go away for vacation I miss the whole season. That’s not […]

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Eat Good Food!

Eat Good Food!

Last Saturday I spoke at a public, informational event at our local library called “From the Ground Up: Farm, Food, Table.”  It’s a topic that I am very passionate about.  Certainly it would be easier to conjure up the passion if I could see the ground or eat a freshly picked tomato.  Lucky for me, […]

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On the Menu – The Fresh Feed

On the Menu – The Fresh Feed

To be honored as a Fred Bollaci ‘Golden Palate’ partner, a restaurant must deliver exquisite cuisine with a health forward, localvore edge. Chef Amy Chamberlain’s Manchester restaurant,The Perfect Wife, is the perfect inaugural Vermont recipient. According to Bollaci, “I knew before we finished our recent meal at The Perfect Wife and had the pleasure of […]

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