A while ago I posted a request for good eating suggestions in the above towns and would like to give some limited feedback.
In Montpelier we enjoyed breakfast pastries at La Brioche and dinner (I had venison sausage and caesar salad--my companions had good clam chowder which wasn't hot enough) at Main St. Grill & Bar - both New England Culinary Institute establishments.
In Woodstock the wines in the Tuscany tasting menu (there was also a general tasting menu) at Jackson House Inn were wonderful as was the food - unfortunately, I can't recall specific dishes - pastas were superb and atmosphere lovely. Also lunched at Simon Pearce in nearby Queechee (a suggestion obtained on this Board) - excellent food and atmosphere again, can't recall anything except delightful meringue dessert.
Stowe: best dinner was Ten Acres Lodge - romantic, candlelit dining room a bit off the main drag which might explain why it was so empty - great smoked trout appetizer with creamed horseradish and an outstanding amaretto mousse for dessert. Lunched on a good, seemingly authentic jambalaya at The Whip in town; and sampled an excellent oysters bourguinone appetizer at Mes Amis pre-dinner. Also enjoyed lunch at Buttertub in Topnotch Resort - although neither of us recalls what we ate, it was so good we regretted missing out on Maxwells, their dinner restaurant.