Please note that often businesses (restaurants) take a mini-vacation during the Spring so always call first during Apr-May to make sure your choice is open for reservations.
Wondering where to have Easter dinner? These restaurants are serving that I know of: The Quechee Club (reservations req’d 802 295-9356)
Simon Pearce -Quechee, VT – 802 295-1470
The Red Rooster, Woodstock, VT 802 457-6671
Latest indication is that because of the mild Winter, maple sugaring has started early – check out www.sugarbushfarm.com to have a fun tasting of both maple syrup grades and home-made cheeses
AND because of the mild Winter, The Woodstock Inn and Resort is planning to open their golf course early this year – around April 9, depending on the weather of course. Call to check on the status or to schedule a tee time. 457-6674
It’s Fiddlehead Season!!! Many people consider fiddleheads a delicacy. They can only be found during the Spring. Fiddleheads can be picked if you know your ferns, or can be found at the local markets and grocery stores. Some of the restaurants have them on the menu during this time of year. What are fiddleheads? Well I leave the answer to that to the experts. About.com recently had an informative article about them and I’ve provided the link below.
In summary they are young fern fronds that have not opened yet; but not all ferns are edible. It’s the Ostrich Fern that provides the edible fiddlehead. If you are preparing them yourself be sure to cook them in several waters so as to wash off the bitter taste that can prevail. If you are a newcomer to the delicacy, I suggest you try them first in one of the local restaurants.
New – Kedron Valley Inn – just 3 mi. from the cabin – is open for lunch on Sat. and Sun.(12-3pm) and dinner Thurs.-Sun. (5:30-9:00) – Note they are closed 3/18-4/5
The Prince and The Pauper restaurant in Woodstock is having their March special! Sun-Thurs. throughout March. All Bistro Entrees are only $16 including home made bread and house salad. Reservations: 802 457-1818
Simon Pearce Restaurant in Quechee (offering lunch and dinner) is open during Mud Season and has a Mud Season Special dinner menu for certain dates:
Melaza Caribbean Bistro in Woodstock – April is Customer Appreciation Month – $13.95 dinner specials every Wed. and Thurs. in April – 457-7110
Kedron Valley Stables – offers carriage rides – call to check schedule and location – the stables are only 2 miles from the cabin. 457-1473
INTO indoor wall climbing?? – The Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center, on Rt. 4 near intersection with Rt. 12 between Woodstock and Quechee
Sample of Productions at White River Junction, VT – Northern Stage, check website for additional performances www.northernstage.org
Mar. 14 – Apr. 1 – “Red”
Apr. 11 – May 6 – “Chicago”
Sample Calendar for Dartmouth College Hopkins Center, Hanover, NH – http://hop.dartmouth.edu/calendar
Mar. 30-31 – Hanover, NH – India Jazz Suites, North Indian dancing, check website for details, www.hop.dartmouth.edu
Apr 10 – Hanover, NH – Takacs Quartet, 7pm, www.hop.dartmouth.edu
Apr. 19 – Hanover, NH – Cubano Be, Cubano bop, High Energy Latin Jazz, 7pm, www.hop.dartmouth.edu
May 8 – Hanover, NH – Sally Pinkas, piano concert, 7pm www.hop.dartmouth.edu
May 22 – Hanover, NH – Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, an evening of bluegrass and comedy, Spaulding Auditorium, Dartmouth College, 7pm, www.hop.dartmouth,edu
Apr. 12 – Lebanon, NH – Free Jazz Ensemble Concert, &;30pm, Lebanon Opera House
Apr. 13 – South Woodstock, VT – 4-6pm, Celebrate Spring by enjoying a free party at the tack store next to GMHA in South Woodstock- Vermont Horse Country Store, fiddle music, horse drawn wagon rides, lemonade and cookies.
Apr. 15 – South Woodstock, VT – Pancake breakfast at the South Woodstock Fire Station, 8-11am
Apr. 15 – Woodstock, VT – Classical Music Concert, 2 pm, Universalist Unitarian Church
Apr. 18 – Taftsville, VT – Wine Tasting, Taftsville Country Store, Rt. 4 East out of Woodstock
Apr. 20 – Lebanon, NH – Swan Lake ballet, Moscow Festival Ballet, Lebanon Opera House, 7:30, 603 448-0400
Apr. 21 – Claremont, NH – Second Wind Concert, Claremont Opera House, 7:30pm, limited seating, 603 -542-4433
Apr. 27 – Taftsville, VT – Beer Tasting, Taftsville Country Store, Rt. 4 East out of Woodstock
Apr. 28 – Woodstock, VT – Billings Farm Museum -Opening daily, 10-5pm
May 5-6 – Woodstock, VT
Sheep Shearing & Herding with Border Collies: Wild Wooley Weekend
A weekend devoted to our Southdown sheep and their border collie friends. Watch the spring shearing of the farm’s ewes and demonstrations of border collies herding sheep in the farm fields. The Teago Volunteer Fire Department will provide lunch –proceeds benefit the department. Admission includes the children’s art show and the 27th annual spring commemorative button.
Admission: Adults: $12, Seniors: $11, Children ages 5-15 $6, ages 3 & 4 $3, 2 & under free
Directions: Billings Farm & Museum Route 12n GPS: 69 Old River River Woodstock, VT 05091 1/2 mile north of the village
Melaza Caribbean Bistro
Classic New England Cuisine meets the Caribbean!
Chef David’s Famous Caribbean Style Pig Roast
Join us on Memorial Day (Monday, May 28th, 2012) from 3 p.m. until dusk at Melaza Caribbean Bistro in Downtown Woodstock, Vermont for Chef David’s Famous Caribbean Style Pig Roast Buffet featuring liveLatino-style music and kids face painting.
Time: 3:00 p.m.
71 Central Street
Reservations are not required but are strongly recommended for this event.
The buffet will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will feature:
Slow-roasted Pork Adobo
Barbecued Grilled Chicken
Yucca al “Mojo”
Fried Plantain Chips
Tropical Fruit Salad
Macaroni & Potato Salad
Key Lime Pie, Tres Leche Cake, Flan
Children 6 and under eat free!
Kids 12 and under: $12