A Beer Lovers Dream: The Maine Event

For the first time ever, this summer we are exploring new waters, specifically the salty waters of Maine. Join us for a Thursday night party on July 20th in anticipation of the Vermont Brewers Festival, featuring six of Maine’s best breweries.

Held in our beautiful outdoor courtyard from 6pm – 9pm, this event will include a mini-beer festival of world class beer, inspired seafood, and spectacular lake views.

Brewers include Maine Beer CompanyBissell BrothersOxbow Brewing CompanyAllagash Brewing CompanyFoundation Brewing Company, and Liquid Riot Bottling Company.

The event will also feature live music and multiple food vendor options including the NOFA-VT pizza oven, lobster rolls from Bleu Northeast Seafood and burgers from Juniper Bar & Restaurant.

Live music by Barika will be rocking us through the evening.

Tickets are $35 plus tax and service and include two beer tokens and a Hotel Vermont glass. 21+ only. Tickets available here.

Our Cherry Street chefs are heading to New York City!

The Cherry Street culinary crew featuring Chef Doug Paine, the creative force behind Bleu Northeast Seafood and Juniper, Eric Warnstedt and Jordan Ware of Hen of the Wood are packing their knives and hitting the road to New York next week. The chefs will be preparing contemporary Vermont cuisine at the James Beard House Friday, April 10th.

Run by the non-profit James Beard Foundation, the James Beard House hosts frequent dinners with rotating selected chefs and serves as a gathering place for the public, press, and notable people in the culinary & hospitality industries.

In the spirit of Hotel Vermont and Hen of the Wood, meal will showcase the Green Mountain State’s vibrant culinary community, from farms and artisans to breweries and distilleries.

If you are in New York City on Friday, we invite you to join us! Tickets can be found online here and check out the menu and beverage pairings below.

MENU

Hors d’Oeuvres

Oysters and Charcuterie with Accompaniments

Fried Pork Head Cheese with Mustard Aïoli

Sweet Potato–Grafton Village Cheese Co. Smoked Cheddar Fritters with Quince Mustard

Sunflower Oil–Cured Lake Champlain Yellow Perch with Romesco and Leek Toasts

Chilled Turnip Soup with Violet Gastrique and Goat’s Milk Ricotta

LA GARAGISTA FARM + WINERY COUP DE FOUDRE PÉTILLANT NATUREL 2012

CHERRY STREET SHRUB > SAXTONS RIVER DISTILLERY MAPLE LIQUEUR WITH VERMONT BALSAMIC SOUR CHERRY SYRUP AND SODA

ELDERBERRY GIN FIZZ > CALEDONIA SPIRITS BARR HILL GIN WITH ELDERBERRY CORDIAL,LEMON, AND SODA

Dinner

Jericho Settlers Farm Lamb Tartare with Sprouted Lentils, Preserved Lemon, and Sunchoke Chips

HILL FARMSTEAD BREWERY ANNA HONEY SAISON

Roasted Beets with Jasper Hill Farm Bailey Hazen Blue Cheese and Radicchio

THE ALCHEMIST BREWERY HEADY TOPPER DOUBLE IPA

Half Pint Farm Greens with Radishes, Icewine Vinaigrette, and Pumpernickel Croutons

CITIZEN CIDER BROSÉ BLUEBERRY SPARKLING HARD CIDER

Maple Gastrique–Glazed Vermont Rabbit with Celeriac Gnocchi, Pickled Carrots, and Foie Gras Beurre Blanc

LA GARAGISTA FARM + WINERY LUPO IN BOCCA ROSÉ 2013

Smoked Maple Wind Farm Grassfed Beef Brisket with Yellow Chile–Squash Stew, Flint Corn, and Scarlet Runner Beans

LA GARAGISTA FARM + WINERY DAMEJEANNE ROUGE 2012

Baked Vermont > Maple Bostock with Maple Ice Cream and Maple Meringue

EDEN VERMONT ICE CIDER

Little Sweets > Whistle Pig Straight Rye Whiskey Truffles, Pine Needle Brownies, Jellies, The Alchemist Brewery Heady Topper Double IPA Caramels, and Maple Cream Chocolates

Vermont Cheesemaker’s Festival

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Vermont has the highest number of cheese maker’s per capita – over 40 different cheese makers! Yesterday, we joined some of Vermont’s premier cheese makers at Shleburne Farms for the annual Vermont Cheesemaker’s Festival. With over 200 vendors and 2,000 attendees this event is full of people passionate about Vermont food and drink. We served up our house-made tonics (celery lime, orange pomegranate, and dandelion lemon) and bottled cocktails, perfect for a hot summer along the shores of Lake Champlain day!  Thank you to everyone who stopped by to chat and sample, we look forward to being back next year!

Farmer’s Dinner

Farmer's Dinner

February 1st, Juniper will be hosting a Farmer’s Dinner in conjunction with Vermont Fresh Network and in support of Jack Lazor from Butterworks Farm.

Partake in this four-course Vermont Fresh Network sponsored dinner with presentations by Maple Wind Farm, Starbird Fish, and Pete’s Greens.

Join us for $55 per person. Beverage pairings available to add on for $35 per person. Call Juniper for reservations at 802-651-5027, payment will be at the time of service.

Interested in staying over? Book now at $279 including the Farmer’s Dinner for two by visiting us at hotelvt.com or calling Reservations at 802-651-0080.

If you want to learn more about donating to Jack Lazor, who has taken ill with kidney failure and cancer, please visit them at http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/jack-s-health-fund/120570