Culinary travel in VT includes tastings, cooking classes, cookware shopping

Vermont has a homegrown and dynamic food culture based on its heritage in dairy farming, maple sugar, and also its growing cadre of creative chefs. A Vermont vacation or weekend getaway can include tastings at wineries or breweries, farms and orchard visits, cooking classes, tours and shopping at unique venues that sell cooking gear and cooking knowledge.

511 Liberty Hill Road Rochester, VT, 05767 Phone: 802-767-3926

Meals to write about… NY Times, Gourmet, Travel & Leisure

The dining experience within the farm stay experience is served here with a twenty first century twist. A Gourmet Magazine feature was very focused – on the cook. Beth’s cooking is all about fresh, farm to table, local products. Breakfast features Cabot butter and Vermont maple syrup atop your fluffy pancakes, locally cured bacon, and Liberty Hill’s own fresh egg and Cabot cheese omelets.

The dinner menu may include maple cranberry chicken with a raspberry rhubarb sauce, wild leeks from the farm garden, or fiddleheads with maple garlic sugar, accompanied by Cabot cheddar biscuits.

Bon Appétit! - Liberty Hill Farm B&B has been named Vermont Innkeeper of the Year for 2013-14!

1168 County Road Montpelier, VT, 05602 Phone: Toll-Free: 800-242-2740

Come for the sugarin’ – stay for the fun

Everything maple is on the menu and the Morse family knows its syrup. Starting eight generations ago, their earliest ancestors were taught how to tap maple trees by Native Americans. In winter, sit a spell in front of a fire and enjoy a Vermont breakfast and delicious natural snacks. Savor some sugar on snow in the sugar house during “sugarin’ time” in March - hot maple sugar turned to taffy when it’s drizzled over shaved ice and served with a fresh donut. In summer the farm stand opens with the best of the region’s fruits and vegetables. Year-round there are monthly events, trails to wander, and maple syrup, pies, jams and jellies to satisfy. Tour groups are welcome. Get your maple on!

135 U.S. Route 5 South Norwich, VT, 05055 Phone: Toll-Free: 855-371-2253

A "foodie's paradise" awaits your appetites

Set alongside the Connecticut River is a "foodie's paradise," the campus of King Arthur Flour in Norwich, Vermont. If that title doesn’t get your mouth watering then step into the state-of-the-art bakery, where you’ll Yum #1 - bakers sliding loaves out of ovens. The educational baking center offers classes, workshop and demos for adults and children all year long. The flagship retail store offers a cornucopia of kitchen tools and baking ingredients to stock your shelves at home. Bread is of course the star attraction at the café - toast with your favorite spread, a sandwich with Vermont cheddar, a delicious cupcake, plus soups, salads and sandwiches and the best barista style coffees and teas to wash it all down .

700 Trapp Hill Road Stowe, VT, 05672 Phone: 802-253-8511 Toll-Free: 800-826-7000

The taste of Europe with an American chaser

Morning through evening, feast on a perfect blend of European-inspired cuisine, wine tastings, culinary lessons, and more. Three restaurants offer seasonal meals designed from Austrian and Vermont traditions with the freshest local ingredients. The Vermont country breakfasts are bountiful while candlelight evening dining means gourmet cuisine with award winning wines to accompany. Eat at a relaxed pace amid magnificent mountain views or enjoy music and traditional and American favorites in the lounge. A deli/bakery has baked goods and lighter fare, while a three mile cross country ski or snowshoe to the Slayton Pasture Cabin invites guests to a roaring fireplace, homemade soups, sandwiches and hot chocolate. In 2010, the von Trapps opened their own Brewery to provide a local version of a tasty Austrian Lager to hotel guests.

1 Rotarian Place Waterbury, VT, 05676 Phone: 802-882-2700 Toll-Free: 877-879-2326

Awake the senses on a journey through coffee’s pleasures

Amidst the delights on your travels awaits the singular pleasures of coffee. Enjoy a fresh brewed at this magnificent visitor center and shrine to the bean and those who cultivate, harvest, process and roast it. Folks come here for a one of a kind culinary experience. Set in Waterbury, VT in a Victorian Italianate train station built in 1875, your senses thank you with each sip. The café brews a daily variety of free coffee samples, offers specialty drinks plus locally made baked goods, sandwiches, salads and other treats. You’ll find Keurig accessories and brewers, freshly roasted coffee by the bag, exhibits and videos telling the Green Mountain story. Artisan hand crafts are available from coffee-growing regions around the world.

7 Woodward Road - Route 4 Mendon, VT, 05701 Phone: 802-775-2290 Toll-Free: 800-752-0571

Local cuisine with a classic Vermont flair

One of Killington’s most acclaimed restaurants, the Red Clover Inn & Restaurant is a true dining destination for food, wine, and cocktail lovers. Known for our combination of localvore cuisine with an international flair, we also offer a selection of wines from around the world, unique cocktails, and Vermont craft brews on tap. During your visit, be sure to ask our chef & innkeepers about the local farmers’ market, breweries, distilleries and more, right in our area—and fill up on fresh, local dishes at breakfast before exploring the neighborhood. Join us on the first Friday of each month for themed wine dinners: five courses, each perfectly matched with the wines of a particular region or grape. Recently awarded 2015 'Restaurateurs of the Year' at the VTIC Hospitality Awards!