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----A TASTE OF CIVILIZATION --
I can only imagine what traveling in Vermont was like two hundred years ago. However, after spending an hour waiting on a dusty back road in the late June sun for AAA to come repair a flat tire, then traveling about 10 miles on a dirt road with a "spare" tire that had so many caution labels on it I wondered if we'd be better off walking, I know how relieved I was to be able to stop for the night. So much for shortcuts. Back to civilization and the little town of Montgomery, home of The Black Lantern Inn for the past two hundred years.
We sat in the air conditioned bar and chatted a bit with the owners, Deb and Bob Winders, as Deb prepared our drinks. Just what we needed to wash the dust of the road away. After we placed our order we were seated in the dining room, a lovely, intimate room with exposed brick and wooden beams, wide pine floors, stained glass, beautiful white table linens, and fresh flowers from the garden on each table.
Chase Vanderveer, the chef, changes the menu daily, but rest assured there's something for everyone, including a vegetarian option. We began with Vichyssoise and Grilled Shrimp Quesadillas, followed by the house salad, with a choice of dressings including, Maple Walnut, Parmesan Garlic, and Blue Cheese Dill. For entrees we chose, Tofu Triangles with Hoisin Sauce, Black Angus Filet Mignon, and Grilled Salmon. Desserts, lovingly prepared by Deb, included a Lemon Sorbet with Fresh Blueberries, Strawberries Amaretto, Rhubarb and Orange Tart, and a classic Hot Fudge Sundae. Everything was superb; the food, the service, the atmosphere all designed to please the senses and melt away the worries of the day.
If you have the good fortune of staying at The Black Lantern Inn your day will begin with a very hearty breakfast. Deb gets up at 5:00 am to prep for breakfast, and the effort shows. We began with a plate of fresh baked Blueberry Orange Muffins with Fresh Melon Slices, Oranges, Blueberries, and Grapes generously adorning the plate. In addition, there are cold cereals and granola, eggs, omelets the size of Texas, pancakes, oatmeal with warm maple syrup, and potatoes roasted in olive oil with shallots and rosemary fresh from the garden.
The dining room is now open seven days a week from 6:00 to 9:00pm. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling 800-255-8661 or 802-326-4507. In celebration of their 200th Birthday The Black Lantern Inn is planning many special events and accommodation specials. Please call them and/or watch their web site for more details.
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