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Flavors of Vermont Culinary Retreat

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$1,188 USD *
(For One Person, Double Occupancy)
* Plus taxes. Rates based on availability
3 days | 2 nights

Farm-to-Table, Gourmet Dining,
Private Cooking Class and Chocolatier Class!

Vermont is the second largest state in New England, with the Green Mountains and endless pastoral landscapes dominating the state's geography. Dairying is the primary farm industry in Vermont, producing approximately half the milk consumed in New England. Which is probably why Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream calls Vermont its corporate home. Vermont is also America's largest producer of maple syrup, and produces substantial crops of apples, potatoes, honey, and vegetables. Our Flavors of Vermont Culinary Getaway is designed to provide you with the flavor of this state's fabulous bounty. You will stay in a luxurious lodge that was built in the new "Vermont-Alpine" style; you will rub elbows with one of the valley's most notable chefs as you prepare a delectable lunch consisting of authentic Vermont food products; you will dine in one of the area's newest restaurants featuring traditional Vermont and New England fare; and you will get sweet and sticky in your private Chocolatier workshop while learning to make the finest chocolate truffles with the pros.

Flavors of Vermont Culinary Retreat

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VACATION INCLUSIONS
2 Nights Luxury Timberline Studio
5-Course Chef’s Dinner
Hands-On Cooking Class
Chocolatier Truffle Class
AVAILABLE DATES
Year-Round Based on Your Travel Dates
SAMPLE ITINERARY
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Day 1
Arrival and Check-In 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. Get settled into your cozy lodging for the evening, then reserve your appetite for a seasonal, multi-course dinner that is sure to excite the senses.
Sustainable Multi-Course Chef’s Tasting Dinner 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.
Day 2
Be The Chocolatier – Hands-On Truffles Class 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.
Flavors of Vermont Private, Hands-On Cooking Class 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.
Day 3
Check-Out and Departure Time flies when you’re having so much fun, but alas…it is time to check out and depart this delicious, “Edible Destination.” Should you desire an extended stay, please let your culinary travel specialist know prior to check-in. May your future travels come from sweet dreams, and create tasty memories!
Stowe Mountain Lodge
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.
Stowe, Vermont
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What Currency is being quoted?
All prices are quoted in USD. The price quoted on the first page of a tour is always per person, double occupancy.
What does Double Occupancy mean?
Two persons traveling together, and staying in the same room. Tour prices are normally quoted as “per person, double occupancy” in case two people are traveling together and staying in the same room, but paying separately. The cost of the lodging is also shared by two people, thereby reducing costs. This could be a married couple, two friends or relatives.
What is a Single Supplement?
Whenever a person travels alone, the cost of their lodging cannot be shared by another person. When tour products are priced, they are normally stated as “per person, double occupancy.” Whenever a guest occupies a room as a solo, the whole cost of the lodging must be incurred by that one individual. Tour companies accommodate this by charging a Single Supplement. Epitourean does its best to keep the single supplement as low as possible, but it is a real cost that tour companies must absorb, and must pass along to the single traveler.
If I am a Solo Traveler, will I be paired with another person?
Epitourean never pairs a solo traveler with another person without a special request. If you book Single Occupancy, you will have a room entirely to yourself. However, should you wish to be paired with another solo traveler to save on the single supplement, you may make this request. We cannot guarantee that we can accommodate such requests, since it would take another solo traveling on the same tour for the same dates. But if requested, we will certainly try.
Is a Deposit required to book a tour or getaway?
Yes. We require a 30% refundable deposit for all our domestic (USA and Canada) getaways and tours, and a 50% refundable deposit for international destinations outside of the USA and Canada. Reservations made for destinations within the USA and Canada must be paid in full 30 days prior to departure. Reservations made for destinations outside of the USA and Canada must be paid in full 60 days prior to departure.
Are flights included in the tour price?
No. Flights are never included in the price of our land-only tours. Epitourean does not provide air, rail or sea travel, unless expressly noted in the itinerary.
May I give a culinary tour as a gift?
Yes. Epitourean has a special program designed specifically for this purpose. Our Gift Packages come with features such as special messages to the recipient, gift box option, gift link (without pricing), and floating dates (should you not know when the gift recipient wants to travel). Contact a Culinary Travel Specialist at 800-390-3292 or customerservice@epitourean.com to receive additional information about this unique offering.
May we request separate beds if sharing a room?
Yes. In most cases, Epitourean can accommodate a request for two beds to be placed in one room. Just make sure to make this request in the comments section of the reservation process.
Does each guestroom have a private bathroom?
Yes. Epitourean partners with the best lodging options in each destination, and private (en suite) bathrooms are a requirement. However, you should inquire as to the configuration of bathrooms should you have a special need. For example, some tours include accommodations in medieval villages, where either a shower or bath(but maybe not both) are present.
Can your tours accommodate my dietary restrictions?
In almost all cases, Epitourean can accommodate dietary choices and restrictions. But we do request that you ask a Culinary Travel Specialist prior to making your reservation so that we can assess your individual situation.
What is your Cancellation Policy?
Our full cancellation policy is stated in the Terms and Conditions when making your reservation. Cancellations with a full refund are allowed up to 31 days or more prior to departure for USA and Canada tours, or up to 61 days or more prior to departure for international tours. No refund is allowed 30 days or less prior to departure for USA and Canada tours, or 60 days or less prior to departure for international tours.
If I am unable to use a portion of the tour, can I get a partial refund?
Unfortunately, due to vendor and supplier contracts, we are unable to provide partial refunds for unused portions of any tour or tour component.
Should I Purchase Travel Protection?
We recommend that you purchase a Travelex travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. Travel protection plans include coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more. For more information on the recommended plans or to enroll, click here or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 800-228- 9792 and reference location number 06-0248.

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