My wife and I, who lived in Burlington for many years (now living in Boston), are heading back and bringing some well-traveled and food-centric friends for the first time. Our current plan is to hit Hen of the Wood on Friday night. Saturday will be filled with a trip to the farmer's market followed by a cheese tasting at the Willow Hill farm in Milton. After lunch (TBD) we plan to do some beer tastings at some (or all) of the Burlington breweries (Magic Hat, Switchback, VP&B, AF). Dinner will be at either American Flatbread, Leunigs, or L'Amante (depending on our intoxication level). We are very disapointed that Smokejacks is not in business anymore. Sunday brunch will most likely be at Leunigs. Sunday lunch will be on our way back to Boston, either in Hanover or at Peter Christian's in New London.
I am looking for recommendations for the following:
1. Saturday breakfast (in town)- Looking to pick up some good pastries and coffee. Thinking something like what City Market used to be before it moved.
2. Saturday Lunch (anywhere withing a 20 mile radius). Looking for a place that represents VT (local, casual). I wish the Bearded Frog or any of it's sister's were open for lunch.
3. Anything else that I might have missed that showcases Vermont's gastronomy (e.g. place for cheese tasting).