Enjoy Taste of Vermont on New Burlington Food Tour

September 20, 2012  
Filed under Food

One of the special things about Vermont is all there is to taste—at the many wonderful restaurants, the food shops and the Burlington Farmer’s Market. Now there is a unique way to learn firsthand about the area’s food culture and enjoy some of these delicious experiences—The Burlington Food Tour.

The regularly scheduled walking tours start every Saturday, through October, at 12:30 p.m. at the East Shore Vineyard’s Tasting Room on Church Street. Private tours can be arranged for groups of four or more at any time throughout the year.

After tastings of Vermont wine and cheese, the tour heads to the Farmer’s Market for local freshly created food products including granola, bitters, fresh juice, Crispy Crickets for the brave and depending on availability—local cranberry specialties, cheeses and hummus. At each stop on the tour, members get to meet the chefs and food entrepreneurs and hear what goes into the creation of their specialties.

After the market, the tour heads to Pistou, a local haute cuisine French restaurant where the owner, Max, prepares something special for the group—usually from the days fresh produce. Then it’s back to Church Street where the group gets to taste olive oils, exotic balsamic vinegars and finishes up with a chocolate tasting from Lake Champlain Chocolate. Along the way they will hear stories about the food culture of the area and learn what makes Vermont so special and delicious.

Cost of the tour is $45, which includes all tastings. The tours last about 2 ½ hours and covers about a mile of walking. Info: www.burlingtonfoodtours.com, call 802-448-2379 or email burlingtonfoodtours@gmail.com

 

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