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Tom Knows Salsa Tasting

January 19 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Stop into the Mad River Taste Place to meet Tom and taste his salsa. Tom has embarked on a green salsa revolution and wants us all to join in.  Once you taste his salsa, you will know why. He makes it using the best ingredients, in small...

Mad River Distillers Tasting at the Pub

January 19 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for a sampling of Mad River Distiller's 60th Anniversary Barrel Aged Bourbon from the Mad River Valley's finest craft distillery.

Cooking Class: Gastropub

January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The pub isn’t the first place a person thinks of for good quality food, often associated as a place for cheap beer and good times. However, with the increasing popularity some pubs have been reinvented into gastropubs, featuring homegrown classics and unique flavors alike for those who find food to be an integral component for a good night out. MENU English Cheddar Stout Soup Bangers with Bourbon Onion Gravy Chile Scallion Smashed Potatoes Crispy Brussels Sprouts Sticky Toffee Pudding

Winter Market at the Mad River Taste Place

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

We love the Waitsfield Farmers Market - so much that we invited some of your favorite vendors to come inside and have their winter market right inside the Taste Place! Join us Sundays from 11am to 2pm.

Enjoy a hot coffee (or a sample...

Cooking Class: Brunch Classics

January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

What can be said about the first meal of the day? Brunch puts a spin on the typical breakfast and arrives into the realm of higher end lunch fair. In this class, you'll learn classic egg preparations along with twists on traditional accompaniments. MENU Arugula, Smoked Salmon & Crème Fraiche Tart Eggs Benedict over Corn Cakes with Pesto Hollandaise Vegetable Souffle Mixed Greens Salad with Green Goddess Dressing Coffee Cake

Cooking Class: Small Plates Around the World

January 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Tapas to Dim Sum to Hors D’Oeuvres, every culture has their own variation of a classic appetizer that can be passed at parties or eaten at the beginning of a meal. We will be creating a menu full of great dishes from around the world that will make your entertaining at home quick and easy. MENU Oysters Rockefeller Chinese Pork & Shrimp Shumai Spanish Ham & Cheese Croquettes Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with Pita Chips French Cream Puffs with Caramel…

Live Apres Music

January 24 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Head to the Castlerock Pub for a hoppin' apres scene with live music from the Starline Rhythm Boys .

Cooking Class: Chef’s Table – Around the Mediterranean

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Mediterranean Sea is bound by a cultural melting pot of countries. This class will focus on the different regions of this area. You will learn techniques that you can use at home when you prepare meals for your family and friends. MENU Italian Wedding Soup Homemade Babaganoush with Pita Chips Kofte – Turkish Meatballs with Yogurt Sauce Spanish Chickpeas & Spinach Bougatsa – Greek Custard-Filled Phyllo Pastry

Mad River Distillers Tasting at the Pub

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for a sampling of Mad River Distiller's 60th Anniversary Barrel Aged Bourbon from the Mad River Valley's finest craft distillery.

Cooking Class: Fresh Pastas – Sheets & Ravioli

January 26 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In this class, you will be hands-on and learn that making your own pasta is easy and well worth the effort. Learn how to make it from scratch and turn those noodles into great pasta dishes. Let's venture out from the packaged pasta. MENU Roasted Red Pepper Pappardelle with Goat Cheese, Sausage & Basil Crab Ravioli with Sherry Cream Sauce Three-Cheese Manicotti with Marinara Torrone – Nut & Nougat Confection

Winter Market at the Mad River Taste Place

January 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

We love the Waitsfield Farmers Market - so much that we invited some of your favorite vendors to come inside and have their winter market right inside the Taste Place! Join us Sundays from 11am to 2pm.

Enjoy a hot coffee (or a sample...

Cooking Class: Winter Sauces

January 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A sauce is the crowning glory of any dish. From the basic "Five Mother" sauces to the modern spreads, there are literally hundreds of variations of sauce that are used to dress, compliment, enhance and bring out the flavor of the food it is served with. MENU Creamy Mushroom Soup Roasted Pork with Mustard Sauce Brown Butter Maple Glazed Carrots Parmesan Potato Slices with Chimichurri Sauce Chocolate Cake with Mint Chocolate Sauce

Cooking Class: Super Bowl Fan Favorites

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

It is said that the Super Bowl is the second biggest food holiday, following close behind Thanksgiving. In this class you will learn how to make upscale twists on Game Day classics to make your tailgate party a hit. MENU Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp with Honey Chipotle Mayo Chimichurri Chicken Wings Braised Short Rib Sliders with Cheddar Cheese, Caramelized Onions & Peppers Homemade Salted Pretzels with Honey Mustard Peanut Butter Chocolate Blondies

Mad River Distillers Tasting at the Pub

February 2 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for a sampling of Mad River Distiller's 60th Anniversary Barrel Aged Bourbon from the Mad River Valley's finest craft distillery.

Winter Market at the Mad River Taste Place

February 3 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

We love the Waitsfield Farmers Market - so much that we invited some of your favorite vendors to come inside and have their winter market right inside the Taste Place! Join us Sundays from 11am to 2pm.

Enjoy a hot coffee (or a sample...

Cooking Class: Mardi Gras Feast

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Planning a Mardi Gras celebration or just want to sample some of Louisiana's most famous food traditions? New Orleans is famous for Mardi Gras and for its Cajun and Creole foods. MENU Chicken & Andouille Sausage Gumbo Shrimp Malacca – Creole Curried Shrimp Bacon Braised Collard Greens Red Beans & Rice Bananas Fosters

Cooking Class: Chinese New Year

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

2019 marks the beginning of the Year of the Pig. Chinese culture is classically associated with feasts and foods wishing prosperity and good fortune. Come learn how to make restaurant classics as well as traditional fare to help celebrate the start of a new year. MENU Chinese Shrimp Dumplings with Ginger Scallion Sauce Char Siu Pork Loin Vegetable Fried Rice Sichuan Dry-Fried Vegetables Ginger Crème Brulee

Winter Market at the Mad River Taste Place

February 10 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

We love the Waitsfield Farmers Market - so much that we invited some of your favorite vendors to come inside and have their winter market right inside the Taste Place! Join us Sundays from 11am to 2pm.

Enjoy a hot coffee (or a sample...

Lawson’s Finest Beer Dinner

February 14 @ 4:45 pm - 9:30 pm

A Valentine’s Day treat – Grab your sweetheart and join hosts, Sean and Karen Lawson, from world renowned Lawson’s Finest Liquids located right here in the Mad River Valley. Last year Sean brewed up a couple of special one-offs just for this meal. With their new state of the art brewery in town, the line-up should be spectacular. (21+ only)

Cooking Class: Chef’s Table – Sweet Heart’s Dinner

February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Valentine's Day can be an extremely difficult date for securing restaurant reservations. Why not consider a cooking class at The Kitchen at The Store for you and your loved one this year? There's nothing more romantic than preparing dinner together. MENU Arugula Salad with Almonds, Feta Cheese & Balsamic Vinaigrette Butter-Poached Lobster with Brandy Cream Sauce Oven-Roasted Carrots & Asparagus Homemade Cavatelli with Fresh Herbs Cream Puffs with Lemon Mousseline Cream

Mad River Distillers Tasting at the Pub

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for a sampling of Mad River Distiller's 60th Anniversary Barrel Aged Bourbon from the Mad River Valley's finest craft distillery.

Cooking Class: Winter Seafood

February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Seafood is easy, versatile and makes a healthy meal option. Increase your seafood repertoire with these fast and fresh fish recipes. In this class learn how to prepare some of these classic and new takes on fish to give you options to impress your friends and family at your next gathering. MENU Thai Lemongrass Steamed Mussels Shrimp Croquettes Salmon En Croute with Lemon Cream Sauce Honey Glazed Brussels Sprouts Lemon Sponge Cake

Winter Market at the Mad River Taste Place

February 17 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

We love the Waitsfield Farmers Market - so much that we invited some of your favorite vendors to come inside and have their winter market right inside the Taste Place! Join us Sundays from 11am to 2pm.

Enjoy a hot coffee (or a sample...

Film Screening and Social with John Egan

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join local legend and ski hall of fame inductee John Egan, star of countless Warren Miller films, as he shares his best moments of his ski career and screens one of his favorite movies.

Allyn’s Lodge Remote Fireside Dining

February 19 @ 4:45 pm - 9:30 pm

Remote Fireside Dining at Allyn’s Lodge is a unique experience that allows friends and families to celebrate their most memorable occasions. Guests arrive by Lincoln Limo—a snowcat fitted with a twelve-passenger heated cabin—or on foot via a guided hike up the mountain. The fireside dining experience is open to guests of all ages, skiers and non-skiers alike.

Cooking Class: Global Cuisine – Mexican Flair

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mexican cooking is as varied as the regions of the country. Flavors from around the world have influenced Mexican dishes. The same can be said about Mexican traditional favorites affecting other countries menus. In this class we will highlight some of the country's great flavors. MENU Homemade Tomato Salsa, Black Bean Salsa & Corn Tortilla Chips Chicken Pozole Beef Carnitas Cilantro Rice Churros with Hot Chocolate

Allyn’s Lodge Remote Fireside Dining

February 21 @ 4:45 pm - 9:30 pm

Remote Fireside Dining at Allyn’s Lodge is a unique experience that allows friends and families to celebrate their most memorable occasions. Guests arrive by Lincoln Limo—a snowcat fitted with a twelve-passenger heated cabin—or on foot via a guided hike up the mountain. The fireside dining experience is open to guests of all ages, skiers and non-skiers alike.

Cooking Class: Chef’s Table – Global Spice Trade

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The world of spice awaits you in this class. We will use seasonings and herbs from all over the world that reflect the flavors of exotic and exciting cultures. Spices enhance the natural sweetness of food and can make the difference between a bland meal and an unforgettable meal. MENU Moroccan Saffron Soup Indian Chicken Vindaloo Spanish Roasted Vegetables with Romesco Sauce Pearl Couscous Tabbouleh with Ras al Hanout Caribbean Rum Spice Cake

Paint and Sip

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join our friends from Burlington Paint and Sip Studio for an evening of artistic instruction and tasty libations.

Cooking Class: Fresh Pastas – Hand-Rolled Gnocchi

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Gnocchi is the Italian name for a variety of thick soft dumplings. It is typically made with potato, but can be made with squash, ricotta, beets or other ingredients. This class will give your gnocchi a winter flair and show you just how easy it is to make this delicious pasta. MENU Potato Gnocchi with Ricotta & Sausage Parisian Gnocchi with Arugula, Prosciutto & Parmesan Ricotta Gnocchi with Lemon & Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Chocolate Almond Biscotti

Mad River Distillers Tasting at the Pub

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - February 24 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for a sampling of Mad River Distiller's 60th Anniversary Barrel Aged Bourbon from the Mad River Valley's finest craft distillery.

Cowbell Champagne Party

February 23 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Take your shot at shaking up a champagne bottle and aiming for the cowbell to win prizes!

Winter Market at the Mad River Taste Place

February 24 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

We love the Waitsfield Farmers Market - so much that we invited some of your favorite vendors to come inside and have their winter market right inside the Taste Place! Join us Sundays from 11am to 2pm.

Enjoy a hot coffee (or a sample...

Cooking Class: Fusion Flatbreads

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

From tarts to pizzas, flatbreads are a fantastic way to incorporate flavors with a dough serving as the vessel. In this class we will be looking at a few different takes on your classic flatbread, showing cultural fusions of flavors to pair with a different type of crust. MENU Tandoori Chicken Bruschetta Flatbread on Toasted Naan Fresh Chorizo Gyro with Tzatziki, Marinated Onions & Cilantro Slaw Barbecue Beef Flatbread with Caramelized Onions, Mascarpone & Tomatoes Cookies & Sweet Cream Ice…

Cabin Fever Red and White Wine Tasting

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    The perfect cure for Cabin Fever is a Warren Store Wine Tasting! Mark your calendars for Tuesday, Feb 26 at the Pitcher Inn for a Wine Tasting event paired with food from The Pitcher Inn and The Warren Store. Sign ups will be at The Warren Store end of January. Call The Warren Store for more details, 802-496-3864.

Cooking Class: All Things Egg

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

It is said that the 100 pleats in a chef's hat represent the myriad of ways that one can cook an egg. From over-easy to omelet, coddled to carbonara, learn some of the fun and exciting ways to transform this basic ingredient into next level dishes. MENU Egg Drop Soup Salad Lyonnaise Pancetta Carbonara Egg Battered Vegetables Angel Food Cake with Sabayon Sauce

Cooking Class: Global Cuisine – Spices of India

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Modern Day India's cuisine reflects a 5000-year history of various groups and cultures interacting. This has led to a diversity of flavors and regional cuisine. In this class you will see just how easy it is to cook your favorite Indian dishes. MENU House-made Naan with Coriander Chutney Tandoori Chicken with Cucumber Raita Gobi Chana – Chickpea & Cauliflower Curry Indian Tomato Rice Mango Lassi

Mad River Distillers Tasting at the Pub

March 2 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for a sampling of Mad River Distiller's 60th Anniversary Barrel Aged Bourbon from the Mad River Valley's finest craft distillery.

Fat Tuesday Party

March 5 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Celebrate Fat Tuesday at the Castlerock Pub with live music and beer specials!

Cooking Class: Chef’s Table – Vermont’s Sweet Nectar

March 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Maple Sugar Season is Vermont's Fifth Season (sometimes shared by Mud Season) --that special time of year when sap is collected from sugar maple trees and boiled down to make maple syrup. In this class we will use our famous Vermont maple syrup to create a special meal using the golden nectar. Real Vermont maple syrup is so special that its very presence in a dish inspires attention. MENU Spinach Salad with Fried Goat Cheese & Maple Vinaigrette Maple-Soy Glazed…

Cooking Class: Cast Iron Classics

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cast iron has been used for cooking for hundreds of years. Cast iron's ability to withstand and maintain very high temperatures makes it a common choice for searing or frying, and its excellent heat diffusion and retention makes it a good option for long-cooking stews. MENU Chipotle Beef Chile Mustard-Roasted Pork Loin Creamy Cheddar Grits Bacon Vegetable Skillet Hash with Fried Egg Funnel Cakes with Chocolate Sauce

Cooking Class: 5 Knives, 5 Dishes

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In this class you will learn the proper use of 5 knives that will make food preparation easier and safer. You will also learn why there are so many different styles of knives and why each has their own purpose. Once you master the use of each knife, you will create a simple dish as your reward. MENU Pairing Knife – Mojo Shrimp and Tomato Salad Slicing Knife – Prosciutto, Mozzarella & Basil Rolled Flank Steak Mandoline – Herbed Zucchini…

Sensory Evaluation of Cheese

March 16 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

This intensive one-day workshop provides the technical tools to understand and define the sensory quality of cheese, offering comprehensive and practical information extremely useful for a while range of cheese and food professionals. The course,...

Vermont Specialty Food Day

March 16 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy all the flavors of Vermont during the Ski Vermont 2019 Specialty Food Day tour.

Mad River Distillers Tasting at the Pub

March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for a sampling of Mad River Distiller's 60th Anniversary Barrel Aged Bourbon from the Mad River Valley's finest craft distillery.

Cooking Class: Cooking With Beer

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Beer for some can be a staple part of dinner, typically an accompaniment, however, it can also hold a role in transforming and elevating dishes in a way that wine might fall short. In this class we will make dishes involving a variety of beers to create different approaches to the standard meal. MENU Lager French Onion Soup Guinness-Braised Beef Brisket with Bacon Sauteed Pale Ale Cabbage Scalloped Potatoes with Beer Cream Boozy Chocolate Ladyfingers with Sweet Mascarpone

Cooking Class: Chef’s Table – Spring Beginnings

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Finally escaping from the cold that is winter we move into a new season, ripe with the start of fresh produce and lighter fare coming back to the dinner table. Join us as we kickstart spring by bringing seasonality to the forefront and work with products just as they begin to bloom into markets. MENU  Carrot Ginger Soup with Chive Crema Spring Greens Salad with Herb Buttermilk Dressing Pan-Seared Scallops with Crispy Onions Asparagus & Pancetta Risotto Sweet Cherry Clafoutis…

Island Celebration

March 23 @ 12:00 am - March 24 @ 12:00 am

It's a beach party! Come for island music, food and drink specials, and beach activities.

Island in the Sky Luau

March 23 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Extend your ski day at Walt's or skin and hike up for a fun Hawaiian party.

Cooking Class: Roll Into Sushi

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Love sushi, but never dared to make it yourself? Then this is the class for you. You will learn the basics, from the proper way to make rice, to the many different sauces to serve with your sushi creations. Stop spending a ton of money eating out & start making your sushi at home. MENU Mushroom & Cucumber Gunkan Maki Seared Tuna Maki Shrimp Tempura Roll Crab Avocado Roll Green Tea Mochi

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