Friday marks the beginning of the 10-day food celebration that is Vermont Restaurant Week! April 24 to May 3, 2015 more than one hundred restaurants throughout the state offer a special prix-fixe menu for breakfast, lunch or dinner (or sometimes all three).
In addition to restaurant participation, there are a number of food events planned for the week. The celebration kicks off with the Sweet Start Smackdown this Thursday, where past finalists and new pastry chef challengers vie for the title of best dessert. Sunday, April 26th you can test your food knowledge with a Culinary Pub Quiz at Vermont Sports Grill. Wednesday, April 28th stop by ArtsRiot for The Dish; this food discussion will focus on goats in Vermont and the consumption (or lack there of) of goat meat. Lastly, round out the week on Saturday, May 2nd with Clash of the Cocktails, where bartending finalists battle to create the best drink using Vermont Spirits White Vodka, at Red Square. For more information about events and menus, visit Vermont Restaurant Week online here.
On Cherry Street, Juniper, Bleu Northeast Seafood, and Hen of the Wood Burlington will all be participating with dinner options. Dinner menus are priced by restaurant either at $20, $30 or $40 and usually feature a limited selection of a few different courses (e.g. appetizer, entrée and dessert).
At Hen of the Wood, chef Eric Warnstedt will offer a $40 option with choice of any appetizer, entrée and single-cheese plate from the entire menu with no restrictions.
Chef Doug Paine will be offering a $20 and a $40 option at Juniper – the menus can be found online here – and a $40 dinner option at Bleu.
For those of you who wish make a night of it, we are offering our Restaurant Week Package, which includes an overnight room and dinner at Juniper.