Thanks for Woodstock Recs
Thanks 'Hound for your recommendations. Here's a brief summary:
Stayed at the Woodstock Inn. Loved it. Especially impressed by the kind, friendly, helpful and hardworking staff. Everyone there was exceptional.
First night Prince and Pauper. Started with county pate accompanied by ground mustard, pickled watermelon rind, cornichon, toasts and ligonberry syrup. Loved the pate Meaty and not too rich, just perfect with cocktails. Mr. Takeout had salad which he enjoyed and duck which he pronounced the best he's ever had. I had the veal medallions which were tender and delicious and served with just enough sauce. Apple tart for dessert.
The service was good and the ambience was cozy - just what we'd imagined for Vermont.
We'd return to Prince & Pauper in a minute and recommend it highly.
Lunch next day at Simon Pearce. Again, Board recommendations were on target. We really enjoyed the whole experience. Husband had crab cakes served with Asian slaw and greens. I had Artichoke & Pancetta quiche. It was a little rich but good. We were fortunate to sit outside and the service was very good. I'd also recommend SP for lunch - the setting alone is spectacular.
Second night we dined at Woodstock Inn. The reviews are mixed. Husband had salad and pasta with chicken and apples. The pasta dish was very good and the tastes were interesting. I started with cream of cauliflower soup and it was so salty that I could not finish it. When I mentioned to server that soup was quite salty, she kindly offered to take it off bill. My entree was scallop and shrimp risotto. The scallops and shrimp were perfectly cooked but the risotto was undercooked. We were surprised that the dining room was nearly empty. I should also mention that I ordered the Woodstock Inn Oatmeal for breakfast one morning and it was quite dry. The service was very good but I was disappointed overall by the dining experience.
We loved Woodstock and look forward to returning. Thanks to all who provided recommendations.