Travel Diaries: Vermont Eats
I wrote about what I did in Vermont for my little trip away on Monday and Tuesday this week. Today, I’m sharing what I ate!
Let’s go chronologically.
I arrived in Burlington, Vermont in the late afternoon and we had a dinner reservation for Leunig’s Bistro & Cafe. For appetizers we had the coconut curry mussels, escargot maison, and the calamri fritti. For my entree I got the scallops beurre noisette. Everything was good, but my scallops were just okay. They were cooked a little under for my liking, but I didn’t want to send them back. My favorite was the little salad it came with in the middle which was an heirloom tomato, applewood bacon, corn, crab stick, and mache salad. It was so tasty!
We went to brunch at The Skinny Pancake near the harbor and I ordered the Lovemaker, which is a fresh strawberry and nutella crepe.
While on the afternoon scenic cruise on Lake Champlain aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen, we shared a grilled flatbread which was good but more of a pizza than a flatbread and a Vermont grilled cheese sandwich, which is so called because it was made with Cabot Cheddar cheese and American cheese.
After the cruise and some shopping, we stopped at the Ben & Jerry’s on Church Street and I got the Stephen Colbert flavor called Americone Dream.
That night we went to Trattoria Delia for dinner, which was definitely my all-around favorite meal. The appetizers and entrees were so delicious.
I got the Barbabietole Affumicate which is smoked beets, goat cheese, micro greens, candied walnuts, and walnut syrup. It was so good! My parents ordered the Batu which was crispy duck leg confit, eggplant caponata, and fig vincotto, which I had a little bit of and it was fantastic as well. For my entree I got the Torchio con Ragu, which was artisanal pasta in a beef and pork bolognese.
The morning of day 3 we drove to Stowe and took the gondola up Mt. Mansfield. Up there I got a Belgian style waffle with chocolate syrup and a hot chocolate.
After we came back down we drove into the main part of Stowe and had a casual lunch at Cafe on Main. I got the salami sandwich which was so much more than salami. It included ham, provolone, lettuce, tomato, red pepper, onion, hot pepper relish, oil & vinegar, on a ciabatta roll. It was a really good sandwich!
After stopping at a few other places that day, we went to Splash at the Boathouse for dinner. The restaurant is right on the water and it was really nice to watch the sunset as we ate. I ordered the caesar salad which was nice and refreshing and the lobster roll.
The morning before we left for the 6 hour drive home, we walked down the street to August First Bakery and I got the cranberry almond scone to eat at one of the outside tables. I think it’s a popular neighborhood spot for locals because I saw a lot of people coming in to grab breakfast and coffee either to eat there or to go and they looked like people who lived in the area and not tourists. The scone was really good, not dry at all which sometimes scones can be. A great and simple last breakfast in Vermont!
On the way home we stopped at a service area and I just grabbed Burger King which didn’t seem worthy of a photo here haha. Actually, we stopped at the service area before that about 30 something miles earlier and there was a Roy Rogers but the sign said they were out of fried chicken, chicken tenders, and roast beef so I’m not sure what they were serving! Bear in mind this was only around 1pm so I have no idea how they had no food.
That’s my foodie journey from Vermont! Hopefully I’ll get to travel again sometime soon.