Hello and welcome to Best Food and Best Drinks – Vermont. Here I will be sharing Vermont’s Best Brunch locations and Best Vermont themed Cocktail recipes.
Best Food – Vermont
Kismet restaurant offers farm to table organic, seasonal fresh food for every meal. Kismet is located at 52 State Street in Montpelier, Vermont. To see their ever changing menu selections and updates regarding dine in options visit www.kismetkitchens.com or click here. Food photos courtesy of Kismet.
1. Huevos Rancheros starts with crispy polenta, black beans, roots, 2 eggs, sharp cheddar cheese, sour cream, house salsa and hot sauce.
2. Benedict Crepes has eggs and hollandaise on buckwheat crepe with cheddar cheese and ham. Vegan options are available.
3. Portuguese Eggs are slow cooked peppers, tomatoes & basil, fresh ricotta, eggs and garlic. Served with toast.
Best Food – Vermont
The Breakfast Restaurant is CLOSED at the time of this post. Homemade pies, cheesecakes, coffee cakes and so much more are still available. Vermont Apple Pie is located at 265 Depot Street in Proctorsville, Vermont. To place your order or view their amazing menu selections visit www.kismetkitchens.com or click here. All photos below are courtesy of Vermont Apple Pie.
1. Chocolate Chip Banana Waffles were a create your own masterpiece. Belgian waffles with chocolate chips and bananas. Served with Vermont maple syrup and butter. Topped with homemade whip cream.
2. The Sunrise is a banana oatmeal pancake topped with 2 sunny eggs, 3 sausage patties. Served with a side of home fries.
3. Apple Cinnamon Waffles were another create your own masterpiece. Vermont Apple Pie Breakfast Restaurant has so many options to choose from, you will be back !
Best Drinks – Vermont
Old Vermont Cocktail is sharing its own life lesson. Sometimes a cocktail that looks soft and simple can be bold and strong. It has maple syrup in it, I was not expecting so much taste!
1. Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add 2 ounces Bombay Dry Gin, 1 ounce maple syrup, 1 ounce lemon juice and 2 dashes bitters. Cover and shake until shaker becomes frosty and most of the ice has melted.
2. Strain ingredients into chilled Martini glass (I don’t have Coupe glasses yet but some recipes say to strain into Coupe glass). Garnish with lemon wedge. Please drink responsibly.
3. Looking for a place to soak up some history while sipping your Old Vermont Cocktail? Stop by Ye Olde Tavern located in Manchester Center. The Tavern was built in 1790, changed names and owners several times, but has been Ye Olde Tavern since 1975. Hours and menus can be found at www.yeoldetavern.net or click here.
Best Drinks – Vermont
Did you know that the city of Montpelier, Vermont has a street named Gin Lane? How fitting since the next Vermont themed cocktail, the Montpelier Cocktail is made with, your guessed it, Gin!
1. Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add 3 ounces Bombay Dry Gin and 1 ounce Dry Vermouth. Cover and shake until shaker becomes frosty and most of the ice has melted.
2. Strain ingredients into chilled Martini glass. Garnish with cocktail onions. I know there has been a grand discussion regarding the creation of this cocktail, shaken or stirred. I recommend trying one of each and deciding which one you like best. Please drink responsibly.
3. Looking to watch the game while enjoying pub grub and a beer or two? Sticking with the Tavern theme I recommend a visit to Lookout Tavern located in Killington. This Tavern offers happy hour, bar food, sports and so much more. To view happy hour times, menu selections and if the rooftop bar is open, visit www.lookoutvt.com or click here.
B Stands for Best Food and Best Drinks – Vermont
Thank you for joining me as we explored and discovered Best Food and Best Drinks – Vermont. My new Vermont favorite gem is Benedict Crepes from Kismet. It is Eggs Benedict and Crepes all rolled into one! Yummy in my tummy. What are your two favorite foods that you combine together? Another new Vermont favorite is drinking an Old Vermont Cocktail at the Ye Old Tavern in Manchester Center. Vermont has some amazing food and themed cocktails. Did your favorites from Vermont make my list? If not, please share in the comments. I love discovering new treasures.
Looking for more Northeast food and drinks? Check out my Blog Post B Stands for Best Food and Best Drinks – New Hampshire by clicking here. Discover TJ’s Irish Benedict made with homemade corned beef hash at Tucker’s located in Concord, New Hampshire. It’s a new favorite of mine as well as the New Hampshire Sidecar Cocktail. The cocktail had me at Apple Brandy!
Until Next Time,
Erin of Wonder Lesch