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

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.

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Leaves Bottles Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks East Montpelier Vermont
Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks

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!
Food Duck Rabbit Hill Inn Waterford Vermont
Rabbit Hill Inn

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.
Wine Tasting 500x250 - Bishop's Orchards - Guilford, CT
Bishop's Orchards

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.
Family Breakfast - Liberty Hill Farm Inn - Rochester, VT
Liberty Hill Farm & Inn

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 was recently named Vermont Innkeeper of the Year by Yankee Magazine!
Samples & Cheers - CT Wine Trail
Connecticut Wine Trail

Taste the adventure

The Connecticut Wine Trail is one of the most exciting and fastest growing wine regions in the United States. A tremendous variety of wine styles and stunning scenery are to be enjoyed as you meander throughout our beautiful state. All 26 wineries and vineyards offer adventure in a variety of opportunities. Whether visiting for an exclusive tasting or looking to host a private events, adventure awaits you on the Connecticut Wine Trail.
Publick House Historic Inn On the Common Dining  Sturbridge MA
Publick House Historic Inn On the Common

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.
Center for Wine & Culinary Arts 500x250 - Ocean House Resort - Watch Hill, RI
Center for Wine & Culinary Arts

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

Make this wine, culinary center a major stop on your foodie journey

Part of the fabulous Ocean House Inn, the Center for Wine & Culinary Arts is high on every foodie’s culinary travels. Combining historic charm with top-of-the-line technology, the center offers a slate of cooking and wine appreciation classes for for everyone to savor, whether you’re a home cook or an aspiring chef. Food classes and demonstrations explore everything from local seasonal produce and seafood to flavors of the Southwest and classical French cooking. A sommelier will guide guests through the basics of wine and pairings with desserts, fondues, oysters and caviar. Sample wines from the inn’s 8,000-bottle cellars or sign up for culinary boot camp to learn everything from knife safety to how to select fresh ingredients.

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