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.
Stowe Mountain Lodge - Timberline Studio - For One (Dbl Occ)
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.
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.
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.
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.