The Maple Kitchen – An Exceptional Vermont Dining Experience

by Linda Warner

MapleKit_logoThe Maple Kitchen located at Holiday Inn Club Vacations Mount Ascutney Resort in Brownsville, Vermont, offers up local, farm-to-table dining across the entire menu.  Taste the Vermont flavor infused into appetizers such as Maple Spiced Popcorn or Candied Bacon (a crowd favorite).  The local theme continues with entrees such as Smoked Maple Plank Salmon and Cider Glazed Maplewood Smoked Ribs. Desserts, too, offer a taste of Vermont with choices like Fried Dough with a bourbon maple cream dipping sauce and Blueberry-Apple Crumble made with local fruit (in season) and served warm with vanilla ice cream. As a rule, berries, fruit and vegetables are purchased from local growers whenever possible, making for fresh, flavorful, garden-ripened selections.  Meats and cheeses are procured from the nearby Green Mountain Smokehouse.  The restaurant also offers a rotating selection of Vermont-brewed craft beers and many of the spirits are from local distillers.

MapleKit_salmonWith the careful selection of local ingredients, it is no wonder that The Maple Kitchen is superior to many hotel restaurants.  Visitors are often surprised that instead of getting a simple meal, the restaurant provides a true dining experience. Chef Hafid Rkiki utilizes his passion for fresh ingredients and extensive culinary experience to elevate The Maple Kitchen dishes to big-city levels. Don’t be surprised if he visits your table while you are dining just to make sure you are enjoying your meal.

MapleKitRoomThe Maple Kitchen at the Holiday Inn Club Vacations Mount Ascutney Resort is open to the public Thursday through Monday from 5 to 9 PM. With a minimum two-night stay, hotel guests receive a $25 resort credit for The Maple Kitchen for each night of their stay (Call 866-591-0448 and mention promo code IKREC).  On Mondays, locals receive 10% off at the restaurant. If you are in the Mount Ascutney area, plan a stop at The Maple Kitchen. You won’t be disappointed.

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