Planning a dinner party for ten next Saturday, and planning to do a Vermont theme (my hometown!) I want to showcase Vermont foods - items grown/raised/produced there - AND would like to stay 'season appropriate' (i.e what's available NOW in Vermont, not necessarily in the middle of August). I'll be in Middlebury/Burlington this coming weekend and want to use the time to pick up supplies.
So, what tastes or specific products just scream 'Vermont' to you??
My thoughts so far:
braised lamb shanks - maple syrup/rosemary glaze
root veggies - def. potatoes - what else?
cheese course - ideally the ones people won't really know - willow hill, vt shephard, lazy lady, etc
apple tart/pie, ice cream