Dine, Sip and Discover With Vermont Taste Through June 30

by LEAH HOLLENBERGER, COPLEY HOSPITAL

The crafts of Vermont chefs, farmers, cheesemakers, artisan food producers and brewers and are part of a new (and delicious) community celebration. The idea of “Dine Out, Do Good” is the underlying theme of Vermont Taste, a collaboration of talented and diverse leaders from the Vermont food, beverage and hospitality scenes. When you visit your favorite Stowe hangout (or check out a new place) through June 30, you’re helping support local businesses and Copley Hospital, a non-profit community hospital serving north central Vermont.

Vermont Taste, coordinated by Copley Hospital, is led by a team of passionate volunteers from the Vermont food scene. Funds raised will benefit Copley Hospital’s Charitable Care program, which provides financial assistance for health care for community members. This program helped provide free or discounted care for 2,300 visits last year, helping folks like Alanna Wilson and Tom Silva, a well-known ski racer and ski coach at Stowe High School for several years before retiring due to a medical condition.

Come celebrate our people, products and place with Vermont Taste, and help your friends and neighbors receive the care they need. Some events may require an advance ticket due to limited space, or occur on a specific date. Read below how you can experience Vermont’s flavors while helping a cause.

“Dine Out, Do Good” at participating restaurants
Restaurant partners make it twice as nice to enjoy a craft beer, cider or glass of wine while dining or during a social hour. Order a featured craft beer, and two donations will be made to Copley Hospital’s Charitable Care program: one by participating restaurants, which will contribute a portion from every sale, and another by Farrell Distributing, which will match the total amount.

Vermont Taste draws heavy hitters from Stowe’s food scene, including:

Vermont Taste at von Trapp Brewing Bierhall & Restaurant
Friday, May 25 at 6 p.m.
$50 per guest, ages 21+, advance ticket required
Kick off Memorial Day Weekend with a special private tasting and casual evening filled with Austrian fare at von Trapp Brewing Bierhall & Restaurant. Located on the grounds of Trapp Family Lodge, the von Trapp Brewing Bierhall is a gathering place for friends to enjoy “a little of Austria, a lot of Vermont.” Learn a bit about the craft and what gives one lager a dry, snapping finish and a spicy, herbal hop aroma while another has a dry peppery finish. Enjoy a casual evening pairing your favorites with a specially prepared Austrian-inspired meal served on the brewery Observation Deck. Details and tickets.

Other Vermont Taste events
There are other events scheduled throughout Vermont Taste. With your help, we can serve more neighbors in need.

The variety of passionate people dedicated to great food, fresh ingredients, amazing wines, beers, cider and our community know how to plan a great time. We hope you join us for Vermont Taste!

Images courtesy of: Vermont Taste and von Trapp Brewing