Mar 242012
 

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

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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.

http://gonewengland.about.com/cs/recipes/g/glfiddleheads.htm?nl=1

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:

dinner Sundays through Thursdays where we will be featuring something new and different.

Daily themes include:

Sundays: Industry Night
If you work in the hospitality business bring in proof of employment and receive 25% off the price of your food for the evening. We know your restaurant is closed so come on in and say “hi.”

Mondays: Vegan Night
Our Monday night specials feature an entirely vegan three course menu for $30 per person. Spread the word!

Tuesdays: Share2Share
A new concept where our specials will be designed for two people to share. Our part of the sharing is that we will donate $1 for each special entrée to the Vermont Foodbank to help feed those less fortunate.

Wednesdays: Wine Lovers’ Wednesdays
Deanna will choose one particular region or style of wine and the selected bottles will be 50% less their usual price. This offer is valid during lunch and dinner so spread the word with your wine geek friends and neighbors! Visit our website for full schedule of wine regions.

Thursdays: Culinary World Tour
Sample savory indigenous cuisine from a different continent each week. Visit our website for the World Tour destinations.

Mud Season Menu begins March 18.
Not available April 4, 8, and 22–25.


1760 Quechee Main Street, Quechee, Vermont
802.295.1470
www.simonpearce.com

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”

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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

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Other Events:
Mar. 31 – Woodstock, VT – Cabin Fever Follies, Pentangle Arts Council local variety show, Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 2:30pm and 7:30pm, showcasing local musicians, dancers, instrumentalists, and singers
Mar. 31 – Woodstock, VT – Hyannis Sound, North Universalist Chapel Society, 7:30pm – Ten man seasonal vocal group from Cape Cod
Apr. 1 – Woodstock, VT – Wrensong Spring Concert, a cappella madrigal group,  North Universalist Chapel on Rt. 4 in Woodstock, 4pm
Apr. 7 – Woodstock, VT – Billings Farm Museum, Baby Animal Day, 10-3:30pm
circus

Circus at Union Arena
“CIRCUS, CIRCUS, and MORE CIRCUS”
Wednesday, April 11– shows at 4:30pm and 7pm
The Walker Family Circus is coming to Woodstock!
One day only!!!! Don’t miss it!
Tickets only $15 and kids are FREE with a paying adult. Additional kids are only $5
Tickets available thru their website:www.walkerinternationalevents.com
Also available at the Arena on Day of Show, and…. with purchase of one adult ticket, two children (age 14 & under) are admitted FREE with coupon, which will be available at local businesses
For additional info, call the Arena or the Circus home office at: (800) 528-6577.www.unionarena.org

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

Apr. 28 – Woodstock, VT – Glad Rags Sale, Masonic Hall (across from Mac’s Market), 9-12:00 and 1-3pm, clothing (quality new and used), accessories and household items

May 5-6 – Woodstock, VT

Sheep Shearing & Herding with Border Collies: Wild Wooley Weekend
Woodstock, VT

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

May 13 – Hartland, VT – Feminine Tone Concert, 4pm, Hartland Unitarian Universalist Church, Hartland 4 Corners
May 18 – Woodstock, VT – Jay Nash in Concert
May 26-27 – throughout Vermont – Vermont Open Studio weekend, www.vermontcrafts.com
May 27 – Norwich, VT – Outdoor Crafts Fair, 10-3pm
May 27 – Hartland, VT – Hartland Farm Fest – 11-3pm

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.

Date: 05/28/2012

71 Central Street

Woodstock, VT

Reservations are not required but are strongly recommended for this event.

 

802-457-7110

 

The buffet will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will fea­ture:

 

Slow-roasted Pork Adobo

Barbecued Grilled Chicken

Grilled Veggies

Pigeon-pea Rice

Sweet Plantain

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

 

Adults: $22

 

Memorial Day Weekend – Woodstock, VT – projected opening of a new restaurant downtown – Brick Oven Trattoria
June 2 – Woodstock, VT – Trek to Taste, Billings Farm Museum, www.trektotaste.info
June 3 – Woodstock, VT – Billings Farm Museum Ice Cream Sundays

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