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New England culinary travel ranges from orchards to lobster boats to pubs

winetasting The variety of New England countryside and culture lends itself to wonderful culinary travel. Vineyards and and wineries and wine trails urge visitors out onto country roads, while a tradition New England clambake pulls us to the edge of the sea. Expert chefs provide lessons and demos along with fine meals. Shopping for traditional ingredients, produce, seafood, and and cookware is a treat in all the states. Culinary travel encompasses taste, learning, exploration, and adventure.

277 Main Street - Route 131 Sturbridge, MA, 01566 Phone: 508-347-3313 Toll-Free: 800-782-5425

A culinary bounty New England Style

Traveling New England’s back roads leads to their historic Inns and tasty fare. Publick House features traditional New England-style dining in the Tap Room, with its six-foot open hearth fireplace for warming just as it did for our early American ancestors. Ebenezer’s offers 18th century ambiance, wingback chairs, comfortable couches by the fireplace, and vintage brass beer taps and rum barrels. Sample jumbo crab cakes and home-made potato chips, generous portions of shepherd’s pie and old-fashioned chicken pot pie. Feast on lunch and dinner meals like lobster mac n' cheese, pan-roasted salmon, roasted turkey dinners and old fashioned Yankee pot roast. The old bake shoppe has sweet treats baked daily, Publick House favorites like apple butter and jams, and new to-go foods to take home for dinner.

1 Rotarian Place Waterbury, VT, 05676 Phone: 802-882-2700 Toll-Free: 877-879-2326

Awake the senses on a journey through coffee’s pleasures

Amidst the delights on your travels awaits the singular pleasures of coffee. At our visitor center & cafe in Waterbury, we invite you to enjoy a fresh-brewed cup of our signature blends. Folks come here for a one-of-a-kind culinary experience, as well as the historic 1875 Victorian Italianate train station. The café brews a daily variety of free coffee samples, offers specialty drinks plus locally made baked goods, sandwiches, salads and other treats. You’ll find Keurig accessories and brewers, freshly roasted coffee by the bag, exhibits and videos telling the Green Mountain story. Vermont-made & coffee-inspired artisan hand crafts are available.

511 Liberty Hill Road Rochester, VT, 05767 Phone: 802-767-3926

Meals to write about… NY Times, Gourmet, Travel & Leisure

The dining experience within the farm stay experience is served here with a twenty first century twist. A Gourmet Magazine feature was very focused – on the cook. Beth’s cooking is all about fresh, farm to table, local products. Breakfast features Cabot butter and Vermont maple syrup atop your fluffy pancakes, locally cured bacon, and Liberty Hill’s own fresh egg and Cabot cheese omelets.

The dinner menu may include maple cranberry chicken with a raspberry rhubarb sauce, wild leeks from the farm garden, or fiddleheads with maple garlic sugar, accompanied by Cabot cheddar biscuits.

Bon Appétit! - Liberty Hill Farm B&B has been named Vermont Innkeeper of the Year for 2013-14!

1355 Boston Post Road Guilford, CT, 06437 Phone: 203-453-2338

Tastes and flavors to savor on a celebrated Connecticut farm

Here, the 144-year family tradition is to grow everything with integrity and concern for the environment. You’ll find acres of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, pears, apples, and pumpkins to pick. The retail market, bakery, and most recently, the winery provide an endless array of tastes and flavors. Savor soups and salads and stock up on produce, cider, meat, pies and trays of the most popular dishes. The winery offers award winning fruit wines and others from Connecticut vineyards including Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Vidal Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and numerous White, Roses and Reds. The Wine Bar, offers tastings year round Monday - Sunday with special events and weekend educational offerings always on tap. Winery tours may be taken on the weekends at 2pm.

At Ocean House Resort - 1 Bluff Avenue Watch Hill, RI, 02891 Phone: Toll-Free: 877-346-9442

Culinary arts center will satisfy your craving to learn more about food, wine

Looking to expand your culinary boundaries? The Center for Wine and Culinary Arts at the Ocean House Resort is an intimate place to learn about food and wine – and to taste wonderful new offerings. Whether you are a home cook or an aspiring chef, you will find something of interest at the center, which offers cooking classes in everything from comfort food and 10-minute meals to souffles and and elegant desserts. Hone your skills in the ultra-modern demonstration kitchen, learn how to shuck an oyster or pair wine with food from the resort sommelier or go on a food foraging trip to local farms and docks to understand sustainability. The center also hosts movie screenings – and delightful afternoon teas.

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1168 County Road Montpelier, VT, 05602 Phone: Toll-Free: 800-242-2740

Come for the sugarin’ – stay for the fun

Everything maple is on the menu and the Morse family knows its syrup. Starting eight generations ago, their earliest ancestors were taught how to tap maple trees by Native Americans. In winter, sit a spell in front of a fire and enjoy a Vermont breakfast and delicious natural snacks. Savor some sugar on snow in the sugar house during “sugarin’ time” in March - hot maple sugar turned to taffy when it’s drizzled over shaved ice and served with a fresh donut. In summer the farm stand opens with the best of the region’s fruits and vegetables. Year-round there are monthly events, trails to wander, and maple syrup, pies, jams and jellies to satisfy. Tour groups are welcome. Get your maple on!

48 Lower Waterford Road Lower Waterford, VT, 05848 Phone: 802-748-5168

Culinary travelers need go no farther than this luxury inn

Soft music, flickering candles, attentive wait staff: Those are all features of the restaurant at Rabbit Hill Inn, one of Vermont’s best dining establishments. And that’s before you get to the food. Morning meals at the bed-and-breakfast inn are bountiful: homemade baked goods and granola, house-cured and smoked ham, corn and couscous pancakes. But dinner is a true work of art, featuring innovative menus based on seasonal and local ingredients – summer fare includes 72-hour beef short rib and Moroccan spiced monkfish – presented artistically. The restaurant also offers a carefully selected wine list. For those craving a craft beer, the Irish-style Snooty Fox Pub is ready to serve. Rated #30 of the Top 100 Hotels Worldwide, #6 in the USA, and #2 in the Northeast by Travel & Leisure, July 2017.

Route 3 - 259 Endicott Street N Weirs Beach, NH, 03247 Phone: 603-366-4466 Toll-Free: 888-667-4287

Homemade candies, ice cream & specialty gifts

Folks have been coming here for more than 110 years to taste, buy and send gift baskets home to family and friends. A tinkling player piano greets you as you arrive and takes you back to the handmade confections, service and charm of another age. The oldest homemade ice cream and candy maker in New Hampshire, Kellerhaus offers its make-your-own Sundae Smorgasbord, premium handmade chocolates, candies, caramels, jams and jellies, maple products and nuts. Enjoy a Belgian waffle buffet breakfast with eggs, meat ,hash browns and toast. The multi-room gift shop offers unique gifts from around the world and specialty New England items like candles, cards, steins, jewelry, Christmas ornaments, collectibles, toys and stuffed animals. Open all year round.