Restaurants in Central Vermont
Editor's note: Sorry, we've just been told this venue has closed.
When Will Dodson and Ruth Schimmelpfennig graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, they established two successful restaurants in San Francisco before moving into this 1796 red-brick château in the hills of Barnard, Vermont.
Inside a classic white clapboard New England house with a wide, covered porch, the tiny, bright green, second-floor dining room of Pane e Salute seats around 20 snuggly at long, wooden farm tables or at poured concrete bar.
Perched alongside the Ottauquechee River in eastern Vermont, this restaurant in Quechee serves globally accented American comfort food like horseradish crusted cod, pomegranate glazed Atlantic salmon, and sesame-seared chicken with spicy apricot dipping sauce.
Of the four restaurants at the Woodstock Inn & Resort in southeastern Vermont, Red Rooster garners the most attention. Its menu, which draws from the culinary heritage of the state, emphasizes fresh, local ingredients.
Excellent coffee and fresh-baked goods.