On our way to Vermont, we always stop at Simon Pearce. It’s about halfway and what a lovely place to stop and stretch our legs.
They don’t take reservations for lunch, but we arrived on the later side on Friday afternoon and there isn’t much of a crowd. A quick refreshing drink to start off a great vacation!
We all split the cheese plate with grapes marinated in orange juice. A little funky, but they’re tasty. The cheeses don’t disappoint.
Not wanting to eat something heavy and then get into the car, I order the prosciutto and melon salad, an interesting take on a classic – the melon has been pureed and chilled and added at the bottom of the plate.
The sesame seared chicken does not disappoint my friend – spicy apricot dipping sauce, pickled ginger, noodle salad makes this dish sweet and tender.
For dessert, we opt for the white chocolate mousse cake with raspberry puree. Delish! Love the cookie crust on this.
We also share the s’more with chocolate crème, graham crust, toasted meringue. Interesting – not in my top favorites of dessert, but tasty none the less.
After lunch we head downstairs to take a look from the porch that overlooks the water and catch a glimpse of one of the artisans blowing glass. It’s pretty toasty down here as the oven gets crazy hot, but it is an amazing process.
The view from the porch.
I can’t say enough good things about this place, it’s one of our favorites.