7 Great Vermont Eats

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)

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Swiss chard soup followed by local, country-fried quail at the ** Inn at Weathersfield **(1342 Route 106, Perkinsville; 802/263-9217)

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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)