Perhaps it's the pristine location, the classic beauty, or the history that has evolved here. Or maybe it's the fact that one cultivates a sense of contentment throughout every season at Stowe. At Stowe Mountain Lodge, located at the base of Mount Mansfield within Stowe Mountain Resort, this quintessential New England town reaffirms its place as a four-season renowned destination for discerning world travelers. Timberline Studios are equipped with King beds, kitchenette, stone-framed fireplaces and custom marble finished bathrooms with separate relaxation tubs…and are a generous 515 square feet. website »
Stowe's newest restaurant - Solstice - is where you will find elegant, yet simple cuisine that is inspired by the natural flavors of fresh and locally-grown ingredients. Your special evening will feature a genuine "farm-to-table" dining experience, offering a multi-course Chef's Tasting Menu showcasing Vermont and New England dishes. Through a sampling of sustainably-grown produce, artisan cheeses and all-natural meats, Solstice only serves the best of what is in season.
Your culinary instruction will focus on classical techniques and full flavors. The chef specializes in custom created cooking classes, taking into account your culinary preferences. You will cook alongside Chef Michael as you prepare a 3-course lunch featuring fine Vermont ingredients. For the finale, you will dine on your creations enhanced with an educational wine pairing session. Your menu might include Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Grafton Cheddar, Winding Brook Farm Bacon and Spiced Crème Fraîche, Skillet Free Range Chicken with Vermont Cider Sauce and Maple Crème Brûlée. Whatever the menu, you’ll know the ingredients are all sourced locally with sustainability at the forefront of recipe creation.
Learn the art of the Chocolatier by visiting Laughing Moon Chocolates. Work alongside a professional chocolatier in a hand-dipping workshop where you will learn to temper chocolate and hand-dip centers of your choice. In addition to dipping you will learn to cook truffle centers using semi-sweet chocolate, heavy cream and butter. This workshop can be customized to focus on either the dipping aspect of chocolate making or the cooking aspect. This experience usually lasts about 2.5 hours.