New ownership will continue preserving history

CHESTER, Vt. – Paul and his fiancé Jessica have taken ownership of the Country Girl Diner in March 2017, continuing the dream of preserving the Country Girl’s history in their small town community. Although a kitchen has been added to the rear of the diner, most elements of the 1940’s dining car are maintained just as they were for a feel that’s a bit different from a modern eatery.

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Marji Graf, CEO of the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce welcomes Jessica Holmes & Paul Frasca, the new owners of The Country Girl Diner in Chester to the Chamber. Photo by Donald Dill

The Country Girl is an original Silk City Dining Car built by the Paterson Vehicle Co. in 1944 and is one of the few examples of the fine manufacturing abilities of that time.

Paul has over thirty years experience as a chef and has been at the diner for over four years. His homemade soups, comfort food and daily specials fill the belly and warm the heart. He is joined by his son Zachary making daily hash specials and crazy burger creations.

Jess is known for her baking skills and her gluten free cooking, which brings a fresh twist to the Diner menu. Simple, real food done well is their passion, serving breakfast and lunch seven days a week. Everything is homemade, fresh and with the finest ingredients. They are sourcing local Vermont foods whenever possible, their eggs are delivered a few times a week from Maple Meadow Farms in Shrewsbury, Mitch’s Maples maple syrup from less than a mile away, and all their dairy products are from Cabot Creamery.

On Friday nights in the summer they will be opening their doors for dinner (starting Memorial Day weekend) and are planning a few Cruise In nights where they will be open for dinner as well.

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