This state delivers excellent food, from doughnuts to pate.
Corn bread French toast and roasted turkey hash at Bennington's Blue Benn Diner.
(318 North Street, Bennington; 802/442-5140)
Swiss chard soup followed by local, country-fried quail at the ** Inn at Weathersfield **(1342 Route 106, Perkinsville; 802/263-9217)
Sausages and pates from local, free-range pork and veal at **** Ariel's Restaurant (9 Stone Road, Brookfield; 802/276-3939)
****Hot mulled cider**** and** fresh cider doughnuts**** at **** Cold Hollow Cider Mill **(3600 Waterbury-Stowe Road, Route 100, Waterbury Center; 800/327-7537)
****Rabbit braised in riesling cream sauce**** at** **** Michael's on the Hill, near Stowe.**
****St.-Honore—caramel-coated, custard-filled pastry atop pate a choux—at Rainbow Sweets in Marshfield.
(1689 U.S. Route 2, Marshfield; 802/426-3531)
****Farmhouse dinners**, plus classes in cheese making and preserving, at **** Shelburne Farms **on Lake Champlain. (1611 Harbor Road, Shelburne; 802/985-8686)