After the drive to Vermont for our Caroline’s dinner, we stopped in Burlington to grab some lunch on the way to Jericho. We noticed The Farmhouse while strolling Church St. and it was the type of place you could just tell was going to be good before actually learning anything about it. First of all, it’s called The Farmhouse. That right there means they probably source their food from farms, in Vermont, that are probably awesome. (Which they did, and it was.) And people were waiting outside when there were probably 20 other restaurants in near vicinity. All signs pointed to popular and local, which was just what we were looking for.
Starting with beer….
Their beer list is tough to choose from, there are a ton of craft favorites like Lagunitas and Allagash, and other local Vermont beers. The Hill Farmstead Edward American Pale Ale from Vermont (pictured above) was one of them.
And they had mini beers! I think this one was Allagash White.
Onto VERMONT CHEESE, my absolute favorite thing ever! That is in no way an exaggeration. This item is apparently not on the menu anymore but from what I remember it was a blue cheese and honey toast with apple butter or some sort of apple spread. I’m crying just thinking about it. (Also not an exaggeration.)
The firm cheese board included Spring Brook Farm Tarentaise, Cabot Clothbound Cheddar, Jasper Hill Alpha Tolman, local honey, apple butter, cranberry preserves and the most perfect crostini. They also have a blue cheese board AND a soft cheese board, definitely one of the harder menu decisions I’ve ever had to make…
On this particular day it was just starting to get cold out, but it was still tomato season, so this tomato soup with tarragon cream and coutons couldn’t have come at a better time. Slightly chunky, also slightly creamy…I loved it.
The LaPlatte River Angus Farm Beef Burger with Landaﬀ Creamery ‘Landaﬀ’ cheddar, local bacon and house pickled onions was a great burger, every ingredient from the bun to the bacon was very fresh high quality.
The Farmhouse is a great stop in Downtown Burlington for some lunch and a few drinks. The dinner options are pretty similar, so if you’re going for a casual/simple/fresh dinner, I would hit this place up. With plenty of cheese and beer, what more could a Vermont tourist ask for?
160 Bank St.
Burlington, VT 05401