Michel Mahé, chef/owner of area restaurants, dies

FERRISBURGH — Michel Mahé, arguably Addison County’s most prominent chef and successful restaurateur, died on Tuesday. The native of France was 50.
Details of his passing were not available as of Wednesday morning. According to Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel, Vergennes Area Rescue Squad personnel responded to Mahé’s Ferrisburgh home at about 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening.
Mahé cooked at Ferrisburgh’s Starry Night Café before leaving to found his first Addison County restaurant, the Black Sheep Bistro on Main Street in Vergennes.
He also owned the Bearded Frog in Shelburne and the Bobcat Café in Bristol before adding his two most recent ventures, the Park Squeeze in Vergennes in 2013 and The Lobby in Middlebury in 2014.
The Independent plans to publish a full obituary in a future edition.
Editor’s note: This story was changed since it was originally posted to correct the time and day when VARS went to Mahé’s home.

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