Join us for the ninth annual Vermont Wine and Harvest Festival in southern Vermont’s Deerfield Valley, and the Hermitage Club is proud to be a part of this terrific event. To celebrate the growing allure — and surprising complexity — of Vermont’s viticulture, we’ll be hosting a five-course wine dinner on Sept. 17 at the White House, featuring pairings from Shelburne Vineyard.
Set in the backdrop of our world renowned Vermont fall foliage, attendees of the Vermont Wine and Harvest Festival will discover, savor and enjoy Vermont vintners, small specialty food producers, chefs, painters, publishers, cheese makers, potters, jewelers, photographers and farmers. The festival has been designated as one of North America’s Top 100 events by the American Bus Association — the only Vermont event to have made the list.
And the inclusion of the Hermitage Club’s celebrated executive chef only raises the bar for the event. This dinner will have a maximum of 50 seats, but those in attendance will be treated to an assortment of Chef Chris Bonnivier’s innovative culinary creations — each deftly paired with wine from the award-winning Shelburne (Vt.) Vineyard. The winemaker will even be on hand to provide tasting notes and discussion of the varietals.
The menu includes:
Amuse bouche: Gougers camembert /foie gras/pickled green tomatoes (Paired with Shelburne Vineyard Lake View White Blend)
First course: Bone marrow frites/Cranberry/chorizo/Cipollini onion (Cayuga White)
Second course: Crispy skin Scottish salmon /warm carrot vinaigrette/fennel & pistachio gremolata / Easter egg radish /fried sunchoke (Vermont Riesling)
Third course: Ephraim Farms chicken/ rye crouton/fried split pea soup/Brussels sprouts/butter poached baby hakurei turnip/golden raisin/Georgia mountain cider (Marquette)
Fourth course: Maple-smoked duck “cassoulet”/pan fried zucchini bread/lacinato kale/wild boar belly/sea salted risotto (Marquette Reserve)
Fifth course: Warm flourless chocolate bites/smoked cinnamon ice cream/lingonberry jam (featuring a surprise pairing)
As anyone who has dined at the Hermitage Club properties can attest, Chef Bonnivier’s cuisine is not to be missed, and the Harvest Wine Dinner at the White House is no exception. Reservations can be made by contacting the White House directly at 802-464-2135. Seats are filling up quickly, so make your reservations today.