Vermont Gourmet Goodies

La Dolce Vita Wine Dinner Photos

La Dolce Vita! Belgian Endive with Figs & Basil Grilled Swordfish, Chick Peas with Spinach & Dark Chocolate Chicken Saltimbucco with Grilled Fennel Risotto Italian Trifle with Mascarpone & Almonds

VT Tomato and Chevre Crostini

Jane Pomykala has hot house tomatoes ready for us to start serving this weekend!  Pictured above is a simple, but delicious, tray of herb toasted crostini spread with a mixture of minced fresh and our house cured tomatoes garnished with tangy Vt Goat Cheese.

Vegetable Imperial Rolls

Summer is in full swing with temperatures in the 90's!  It is this time of year that we think of light, fresh appetizers like our Imperial Rolls!  Pomykala's now has fresh basil; there is plenty of mint and cilantro in our garden and we can pick up the other ingredients in one of Burlington's Asian [...]

Edible Spring Flowers

 We always look forward to our annual chive bed  blossoming in beautiful lavender flowers that can be used for both final garnish as well as a wonderful chivey zing!   Bev will also tend and harvest edible flowers from several pansy, violet and nasturium plants we will use to add that special touch to platters and salads.

By | February 23rd, 2010|Vermont Gourmet Goodies, Vermont Weddings|0 Comments

Fall Means Apple Pies!

There are many things we love about fall at the Lake House and we especially look forward to serving Papa Ray's Apple Pies!  Handmade using only their own apples with the best crust ever!  Allenholm Farm is located in South Hero.  They have a small farm store featuring both their own and other great VT products [...]

Grafton Village Cheese

Unless otherwise requested, we always serve Grafton Village Cheese Cheddar & Maple Smoked Cheddar on our VT Cheese Boards.  Their products are made in small batches using fresh from the farm high butterfat & protein laden VT Jersey milk; free of hormones, antibiotics & preservatives.  The way all VT cheddars used to, and should still,  be made! 

By | August 10th, 2009|Vermont Gourmet Goodies, Vermont Weddings, VT Cheeses|0 Comments

Lake’s End Cheeses

Located North of the Lake House in Alburgh, on the shores of Lake Champlain, Lake's End Dairy makes great goat cheeses using exclusively their own milk....delicious!  Joanne also makes her own chocolates that could make great wedding favors for the less humid months (May, September & October). Visit their shop which is open 10 Am - [...]

By | June 25th, 2009|Lake Champlain, Vermont Gourmet Goodies, VT Cheeses|0 Comments

Gore~Dawn~Zola!

Boucher Family Farm, north of us in Highgate Center, makes several cheeses and their Gorgonzola style Gore-Dawn-Zola is often included on our ever present VT Cheeses & Fresh Fruit Displays during VT Wedding receptions at the Lake House.  Nutty & dry textured; it's also great with dried cranberries, or pears, and our tarragon vinaigrette in a green [...]

By | May 26th, 2009|Vermont Gourmet Goodies, VT Cheeses, VT Farms, Weddings|0 Comments

Friday’s South American Wine Dinner was a Blast!

In addition to the 25 - 30 Vermont Weddings and numerous non-profit retreats here at the Grand Isle Lake House, we always host at least two wine tasting dinners for the public; usually one in May and another in October.   The kitchen team (Russ, Phil & myself) always enjoys preparing these dinners as we are completely free to [...]

Island Homemade Ice Cream

Our neighbors Patty & Gary Sundberg make great homemade ice cream & sorbets right here in the Champlain Islands!   We often serve their award winning products at our weekday retreats as well as rehearsal dinners and Vermont weddings.  Try their unique flavors & style at several local & regional restaurants or pick up a pint (or two) [...]