We live in central vt but don't know too much about eats in the Burlington area. A friend from afar has a son graduating UVM this spring and wants to plan a celebration...asked us for recs on venues.
he is looking for one of two things, or both:
a "nice" bar-type place where they can reserve space/a room for 40-45 folks with an open bar and hot/cold buffet.
a "very nice" restaurant where they can get a spectacular meal with great wines for 20 or so people.
i can recommend some restaurants and bars in burlington, but have no idea where to send them with so many people! money is really not an issue for this friend, and he is well-traveled (and fed) so quality and atmosphere are the most important considerations.
thanks to all who respond!