Lautrec truly is one of the finest dining experiences in the country. Having been awarded both the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond awards for 2013, Lautrec is only one of 28 restaurants in the world to hold both a Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond award simultaneously.
Lautrec’s culinary style is influenced by European cuisine. Using the finest ingredients found locally and internationally, Chef Butterworth and her team carefully prepare ingredients with whimsy and comfort in mind, to create a truly unique and approachable Five-Star / Five-Diamond dining experience.
The menu is a prix-fixe format which welcomes guests to create their own four-course menu. Guests looking to opt out of decision making can rely upon Chef Butterworth and our resident Sommelier’s evening recommendations and dine from our nine-course Chef’s Tasting menu. Caviar, champagne and a selection of artisanal cheeses are offered a la carte to heighten the experience.
The word “experience” is used frequently when describing Lautrec, because the Tasting Menu format, rich atmosphere and exceptional customer service lend itself to an evening of gastronomical entertainment rather than an evening meal.
Discover why Lautrec is the region's premier dining experience by viewing the Tasting Menus (samples*):
Reservations are strongly recommended. Children under the age of 12 may find our cuisine and style of service a bit grown-up for their taste; however, a young adult menu is available upon request. Proper attire is business casual. To preserve the elegant setting, denim and athletic wear are not permitted. Dinner service progresses at the speed of the guest. Please be aware that dinner at Lautrec is an experience that can expedite in an hour (four-courses) or fill an evening with memories that will last a lifetime.
*The menus listed are considered Sample Menus of this restaurant. Our Menus are subject to change without notice.
For reservations or more information, please contact a Resort Sales Specialist at 866.537.3270.
Chef Kristin Butterworth
Chef de Cuisine
Kristin A. Butterworth knew her calling was in the culinary industry at a very young age. Growing up in rural western Pennsylvania, she spent summers working in her father’s gardens, growing and harvesting vegetables, then learning to prepare and preserve them in her mother’s kitchen.
Holidays with her family were spent in the kitchen and around a dinner table draped in Italian foods and traditions. It was through these family gatherings that her interest and love for cooking quickly and naturally developed.
After graduating with honors from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2001, Kristin moved to Arizona and enrolled in an internship at the Mobil Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond Boulders Resort in Carefree, Arizona. Chef Butterworth trained at their Latilla Restaurant.
Once she completed her internship in Arizona, Kristin returned to Pennsylvania in 2002 where she worked at a small, privately owned Italian restaurant, learning the importance of using only the finest ingredients, as well as how to simplify the food showcasing those ingredients. During this time, Chef Butterworth had the life changing opportunity to travel to Italy where she received a certificate in “Italian Cuisine and Pastry” at the Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners.
Upon returning from Italy, Kristin accepted a position at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, a Mobil Four-Star, AAA Four-Diamond Resort in Southwestern, Pennsylvania. It was during this two year period in her career that she came into her own style and started to truly embrace the world of cooking. Nemacolin also introduced Kristin to the business aspect of their food and beverage operation and allowed her to focus on cost and labor management, as well as the development of strong interpersonal relationships in the outlet.
In 2005, Kristin was ready for another challenge and moved to Georgia to work at the Sea Island Resort. She was a valued member of the culinary team that opened the Georgian Room Restaurant and the new Cloister Hotel. A mere fourteen months later, the Georgian Room was awarded the highly acclaimed Mobil Five-Star award. This award of excellence placed Georgian Room among the twenty most elite restaurants in the world. With passionate direction from Chefs Todd Rogers, John Helfrich and Scott Crawford, Kristin was introduced to a farm-to-table approach, and working very closely with a local grower, began to embrace her roots and hone in on her own style of cuisine.
After working her way from Cook I to Sous Chef at Sea Island, Kristin was offered a Sous Chef position at the prestigious Inn at Little Washington with Chef Patrick O’Connell and his legendary team. This is where Chef Butterworth learned the finer points of Refined American Cuisine.
In 2010, Kristin returned home to Pennsylvania where she accepted a Chef De Cuisine position at Nemacolin, the very resort that had been the major springboard for her career. Taking the helm of Lautrec, a Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond French themed restaurant, Kristin was finally able to incorporate her passions and personal cooking style. Her European influenced cooking combined with the incorporation of local farms and purveyors create a truly unique dining experience. Under Kristin’s direction, Lautrec once again received the coveted Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond Awards, making Chef Butterworth (at the age of 28) the youngest and only female Five-Star Chef for 2011.