Has anyone been to the Paker House, Quechee VT?
Is that on the road to Woodstock? I think we've dined there but it wasn't memorable.....if it's where I'm thinking.
However, the BEST restaurant I've enjoyed in Woodstock is
Prince and Pauper. AWESOME!! A very small cellar type. Intimate with fantastic food and service. Prixe fix. If you go there you'll see what I mean!!
Ah...right! Never dined there.....although have been to Simon Pearce many times. Our condo is near there. While I've enjoyed Simon Pearce the food hasn't been consistant. Prince & Pauper has always been consistant and special. However, I still like S.P....especially, the glassware!
We went to the Parker House a couple of times in the past weeks, really one of the most relaxing, welcoming places we have been in the upper valley.
Not stuffy at all and really great food. I understand it is a husband and wife team. And they do a phenmomenal job.
First time we went we had mussles and pate then their bistro menu stews - a morrocan inspired tangine like lamb stew with figs and lemon and a stubstantial beef bourgignon with brie croutons. everything was served with tapenade, butter and baguettes. Also they had great English tea (stong) a personal requirement!
Went back another time and the bar was humming along we sat in the firepalce dining room and had an amazing meal. A vegetarian special with risotto, fresh herbs, root vegetables and VT goat cheese. My partner had the most amazing lamb rack with a black currant demi glace.
Home made warm gingerbread cake and creme brulee. Yum
Thank god a place that isn't stuffy or trying to be too hip just a comfortable place with great atmosphere (really charming) and delicious food.
Needless to say it's our new favorite.