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Recommendations in Burlington, VT

Thanks for all of the great suggestions. All best.

Top Foodie Destination in New England?

I spent a week in New England this summer that was split between Portland and Burlington. Admittedly I didn't get out as much in Burlington because I was there to tour the New England Culinary Institute, where I will be attending next year, and ate in several of their restaurants. However, I would have to agree that based on reading (Gourmet, Food & Wine, etc.) and my own experiences during my visit, Portland is more of a food destination. I had a dinner at Fore Street that was one of the best that I have ever had. Great ingredients, simply prepared and presented. I also had a nice dinner at 555 and highly recommend having poutine at Duckfat for lunch as well. I will be living outside of Burlington when I go to school and hope to learn more about the restaurant scene during my time there. All best. Brian

Recommendations in Burlington, VT

Having just completed my culinary lab classes here in New Mexico, I don't your observations. I've seen similar things first hand. The students that will be providing the bulk of my meals in VT are third and fourth year students who will be cooking for the public at The Inn at Essex. Hopefully I will have more hits than misses. All best.

Recommendations in Burlington, VT

Yes. I will be attending NECI, although I am pursuing my BA in Hospitality and Restaurant Management. I will still have access to food "on campus" but need to ingratiate my self to the culinary students just the same. I appreciate the local leads for those times that I venture out for a change of scenery. All best. Brian

Recommendations in Burlington, VT

Tony:

Thanks for all of the great suggestions! All best. Brian

Recommendations in Burlington, VT

Thanks for the great suggestions. I definitely plan on visiting Montreal, Quebec, Boston and returning to Portland, Maine (had poutine there made with duck fat fries and duck gravy. Mmmmmmmm) during my stay this spring and summer. All best. Brian

Recommendations in Burlington, VT

I will be moving to Burlington, VT in the coming months to attend culinary school and would welcome any and all suggestions of where to dine (all types of cuisine) and shop for food in the area. Thanks in advance. All best.