I've just returned from our annual trip to New England.
Friends in Montpelier, Vermont took us to a Chinese restaurant in Barre. ( I live in the SF Bay Area-where there is pretty good Chinese food.) A Single Pebble is a local favorite and deservedly so. It's a nice package: pleasant decor, very good food and friendly, competent service. An uncommon combination. The food is very savory...enjoyed the dry fried green beans, the mock eel ( shiitake mushrooms ), fried oysters, a whole fried fish with a Sichuan sauce, dumplings with sesame sauce and tangerine chicken. Everything we tried was quite tasty. An interesting sidelight is that there are no Chinese in the kitchen. Prices are moderate considering the quality of the food & the experience.
Reservations are needed for weekends. It's at
135 Barre-Montpelier Road, Barre, Vermont
(802) 476-9700 Worth a try.
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