My husband and I will be visiting Burlington for the weekend. Most of our trips usually revolve around food. Can you recommend some "must visit" food destinations in Burlington? On our last visit we enjoyed dinner at L'Amante, breakfast at Penny Clause and purchased goodies at the Lake Champlain Chocolate Factory and the Magic Hat Brewery.
Would you recommend Quatorze Bistro for dinner?
Well, if you haven't left already....
Here are some good cheese places - the cheese outlet is great.
Cheese Outlet/Fresh Market, 400 Pine Street Burlington, VT
Cheese Traders and Wine Sellers, 1186 Williston Road S. Burlington, VT
City Market is great, they will have everything you want for local and gourmet. It's a local version of Whole Foods-like upscale but it's still the Onion River Coop that runs it (which back in my childhood was just bulk bins that you brought your own containers to fill!)
City Market 82 S. Winooski Avenue Burlington, VT
Also other bets outside of town, Black Sheep Bistro in Vergennes and Sonoma Station in Richmond. But beware, it's peak foliage, so resies are a must and you may find it hard to get into some of the recommended places. I'd call today.
ETA, the Green Room is also a fave of mine downtown.
I feel like it's the same report as always....
Trattoria Delia, for romantic authentic Italian food
A Single Pebble, for traditional Chinese, go with staff recommendations
L'Amante, but you've done it....
Out of town... Starry Night in Ferrisburg
Kitchen Table in Richmond
Stay off Church Street, and I know this will draw out the comments but that includes, for me, Luenigs and Smokejacks... I haven't had a good meal or good service there in AGES!
smokejacks is wonderful. there are also quite a few restaurants down on church st. i loved living there. also there is the inn at essex that is in essex juction right outside of burlington. it is where i got my culinary degree (new england culinary institute), very nice place to stay and eat.