June 2, 2023
If you’re a culinary adventurer with an appetite for unique dining experiences and authentic Vermont flavors, you won’t want to miss the gourmet gatherings taking place across our scenic state this season. From local fundraisers to gastronomic festivals, here’s our curated list of unforgettable foodie events in Summer 2023.
Edson Hill’s Italian Wine Pairing Dinner – June 28
First on our list is the exquisite Italian Wine Pairing Dinner at Edson Hill on Wednesday, June 28th. Hosted by Alessandro Dal Bianco, and guided by our resident Wine Steward Peter Morris, this is a gastronomic journey through the flavor and complexity of Italy’s finest wines. Every pour is perfectly paired with a dish from our five-course menu, meticulously crafted by Chefs Jerome Picca, Dylan Taylor, and our tallented culinary team.
This exceptional evening will unfold on our Patio, so you can drink in the stunning views as well as the wines. To enhance your experience, guests attending the dinner can enjoy a discounted room rate of $300 + tax, inclusive of a gourmet, à la carte breakfast the following morning (dinner sold separately). Seating is limited and reservations are essential. Book now by calling 802-253-7371 or visiting edsonhill.com/special-events/.
ROOTS VT Fundraiser for Vermont Food Bank – June 17
Next up is the ROOTS VT, an event that brings together community spirit, delicious food, and philanthropy, that is truly a celebration of all things Vermont. Hosted by Cork and Strawberry Hill Farm, ROOTS is an outdoor tent party that invites guests to sample an array of natural wines, local beers and ciders, and gourmet bites from Vermont restaurants and artisans. But this event is not just about indulgence – it’s about giving back. Every cent from ticket sales goes directly to the Vermont Foodbank.
Notably, ROOTS is a zero-waste event, reflecting Vermont’s strong commitment to sustainability. Between ticket sales and additional donations, the event aims to secure $60,000 this year. This is a fantastic way to enjoy the richness of Vermont’s food and drink scene while supporting a truly worthy cause. Learn more and get your tickets at www.corkvt.com/roots.
Burlington Wine and Food Festival – June 24
No Vermont foodie tour would be complete without a visit to the Burlington Wine and Food Festival. A spectacular annual event that attracts wine enthusiasts, gourmands, and culinary professionals from far and wide, this festival beautifully marries the worlds of wine and gastronomy. Here, you can taste an impressive selection of world-class wines, meet and learn from accomplished winemakers, and sample gourmet dishes from some of Vermont’s top chefs. The festival offers an array of seminars, tastings, and food and wine pairings that promise to educate and delight your palate. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore the diverse and vibrant wine and food scene of Vermont while soaking in the stunning lakeside views Burlington has to offer. https://www.burlingtonwineandfood.com/
Vermont Fresh Network Annual Forum Dinner – August 6
As a Gold Barn Member of the Vermont Fresh Network, we at Edson Hill are proud to endorse their Annual Forum Dinner. This esteemed event brings together chefs, farmers, and food lovers for an evening of culinary delight, showcasing the best of locally-sourced Vermont produce. Learn more at vermontfresh.net/programs/annual-forum-dinner/.
Vermont Cheesemakers Festival – August 13
Cheese aficionados rejoice! The Vermont Cheesemakers Festival is a must-visit, bringing together over 50 local cheesemakers, brewers, winemakers, and distillers for a day of delicious sampling and learning. Find out more at vtcheesefest.com.
Burlington’s “South End Getdown” – Every Friday
Don’t miss the “South End Getdown” in Burlington, the free outdoor block party hosted every Friday through September 1st in Vermont’s largest city’s arts district. This vibrant food, music, and arts event, formerly known as the “Truck Stop,” is home to one of our favorite food vendors, Cha Cha’s Garna Tostada Kitchen. Known for bringing a taste of Belize to the Green Mountains, their unique offerings are sure to delight. Visit getdownvt.com for more information.
Stowe Farmers Market – Every Sunday
Vermont leads the nation in farmers markets, organic producers, CSA’s, and dollars spent on local foods per capita. Reflecting this proud heritage, the Stowe Farmers Market, held every Sunday throughout the summer and fall, is a testament to our state’s farm-to-table ethos. It’s here, amid the buzz of the outdoor market, that you can taste the freshest seasonal produce, meet the passionate producers, and even cross paths with Chef Jerome of Edson Hill, who sources ingredients and goods from local partners such as Two Sons Bakehouse. Learn more at stowefarmersmarket.com.
From the up on the “Hill” here in Stowe to the city of Burlington, Vermont’s culinary scene offers rich diversity, boundless creativity, and a heartfelt commitment to local produce. So whether you’re a dedicated foodie or simply keen to savor new flavors, these events offer the very best of Vermont’s gastronomic delights. Remember, the most delicious meals are those shared with friends, family, and the passionate people who make up our local food community.