On Monday, August 14th, Oktoberfest Vermont joined the Fork in the Road crew for a visit with some of the VIP Dinner contributors. The day started with a tour of Shelburne Orchards, where Rob walked the group through the pressing room, retail space, and rows & rows of almost-ripe apples.
The tour continued as the group followed the apple trail to Citizen Cider where Cheray explained the process of collecting regional juice and transforming it into Citizen’s famous yield. Alongside pints of their delicious “All Times” non-alcoholic offering, the crew enjoyed plates of cheese, meats, & poutine!
The last stop was Hotel VT & Juniper Restaurant, as Matt Reece of Vermont Creamery treated everyone to a fantastic lunch and guided the students through a “cheese-rolling” flavor challenge. Divided into two groups, each team had to prepare and present logs of VT Creamery’s famous goat cheese coated in various dried and fresh toppings. Ginger, curry & vanilla… why not? Tim of Hotel VT wrapped-up the day with an informative tour of the Hotel – kitchen spaces, common areas, and guest lodging.
Not only are the folks who contribute to the VIP Dinner committed to raising funds for the Burlington School Food Project via the Fork in the Road food truck, but they graciously shared their time as they believe in the future of Burlington’s youth – Thank you for a great day!
Tickets are still available for an amazing 4 course – 4 beer pairing meal on the Waterfront with 100% of the proceeds going to Fork in the Road!