If you’re one of the many Vermonters who enthusiastically applauded the end of winter (it is actually over, right?!), we’ve got one more reason for you to be excited. New season = new menus. All around town, chefs and mixologists are bringing out the best new Spring flavors and ingredients. Gone are the hearty, heavy dishes of the Winter – in with the light, fresh, zesty tastes of Spring. Now don’t get us wrong, we love those warm Winter meals, but one of the best parts of living in Vermont are those beautiful changes that come with each season. We stopped by Daily Planet on Center St. to see what new additions they have in store for us this Spring.
1. Grilled Baby Lamb Chops
These amazingly tender lamb chops are complimented perfectly with a bulgur wheat, lemon tabouli salad, served with local feta, onion, tomato, mint, and topped with a creamy tzatziki sauce.
2. Grilled and Chilled Baby Octopus Salad
Brined for two days, then blanched and grilled, these baby octopi are served atop a bed of arugula and granny smith, red pepper, red onion slaw. Dressed with a roasted fennel vinaigrette, this dish is unbelievably light and tasty.
3. Pollo Fricassee
A Puerto Rican classic, the chicken in this dish is cooked in a mixture of different herbs, spices, and red wine for eight hours, then served over wild rice with house plantain chips.
4. Cajun Popcorn
As Co-Executive Chef Lo McGrath says, “You can take the girl out of the south, but can’t take the south out of the girl.” These flash fried crawfish tails are the perfect finger food and great for sharing – served with an absinthe aioli and hot pepper puree. Amazing.
5. Apricot-Glazed Smoked Wings
Last, but certainly not least, these are the most unique wings being served in Burlington right now, hands down. Smoked with Vermont maple saplings for three to four hours, then lovingly rubbed with apricot glaze and sprinkled with peppadew relish, and served with a jalapeño, cheddar polenta cake that is topped with dressed greens. These are an ASAP order, so get to it.
As always, Daily Planet delivers another amazingly creative, and wonderfully playful menu that will truly knock your socks off. Pair it with their wallet-saving Dinner and a Movie deal (click here to read all the details), and you’ve got a winning combinations all around. Enjoy!
The Daily Planet is located at 15 Center Street in Burlington. Open seven days a week from 4PM – 2AM. Be sure to check out their Facebook Page for live music and great specials. For more great photos of the happenings and layout at The Daily Planet read “Out to Eat at The Daily Planet”, and to find out more about The Daily Planet and other great Burlington restaurants, check out the Burlington Dining Guide. Cheers!