Leaves changing. Weather getting cooler. Everything seems to be in transition this time of year in Vermont. One thing that remains a constant though is the satisfaction you get after a meal at Stone Soup. You might know we’re slightly obsessed with food here at Vermont.com (check out our Burlington Dining Guide for some proof), and we recognize that we probably say this during every season, but we’re going to go out on a limb, live in the moment and say; fall food is the best food.
The warm, hearty meals shared with family really seem to represent some of the best that life in Vermont has to offer. Not only are we more often than not dining in full view of this state’s spectacular foliage, but we’re still able to benefit from the late summer harvest. The vegetables seem more robust, the fruit more appreciated – we love it all. Stone Soup takes things to a whole new level by combining these local ingredients into delicious fall dishes (several of which can be enjoyed all winter long). Here are three of our favorites:
1. Mustard Greens Salad
This is as fresh as it gets. With mustard greens available from local farmers right up until the first frost, it goes from the farmer directly to Stone Soup almost immediately. Topped with orange chipotle dressing, and served with roasted parsnips, butternut squash, carrots, cranberries, toasted almonds, and red onions – amazing!
2. Curried Pumpkin Soup
Made with lemon grass, ginger, leeks, curried spices, sweet spices, coconut milk, and local pumpkins. This dish just screams fall flavors.
Stone Soup takes LePlatte River Angus Farm beef and braises it with star anise, homemade beef stock, and spicy peppers for more than six hours. The result? An out of this world brisket. Served with Yukon gold mashed potatoes and a side of kale – and made with lots and lots of love.
Stone Soup is located at 211 College St. in Burlington and is open Monday – Friday from 7AM – 9PM and Saturday from 9AM – 9PM. In their words “We source, prepare, and present our food as if we are feeding our family and friends every day—because we are. FOOD IS LOVE.” We couldn’t agree more. To find out more about Stone Soup and other great Burlington restaurants, check out the Burlington Dining Guide. Cheers!