There are so many good things created from local ingredients on our new spring menu, diners can be forgiven for not knowing where to dig in. Those with a passion for the fight against cancer, however, we have put together “A Dish for Hope,” a new and regularly rotating item developed through partnership with the American Cancer Society’s local Hope Lodge offering housing for cancer patients – and their families – undergoing treatment in Burlington.
Debuting on Juniper’s new spring menu, “A Dish for Hope” is priced at $24 with a “choose-your-own-donation-level” kicker that directs all proceeds to benefit Burlington’s Hope Lodge. The first dish will be Steamed Mount Desert Island Mussels with hemp seed “sausage,” braised fennel and kale in saffron broth. Mount Desert Island is the largest island off the coast of Maine, and nutrient-rich, high-protein mussels are beneficial against cancer. “A Dish for Hope” will change weekly, always offering a dish created from healthy, cancer-fighting ingredients.
The Hope Lodges provide free, temporary lodging for cancer patients and their families. The Burlington lodge is run by a few staff members, with more than 100 volunteers providing a caring, supportive community for patients to heal. Located within walking distance of the University of Vermont Medical Center, Hope Lodge is a nice place to stay, with private accommodations, including a large kitchen where families can cook together. As part of the partnership, Chef Doug Paine will cook “A Dish for Hope” for patients and families staying at Hope Lodge in May. Stop by and help us support local families fighting cancer!