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Friday, November 5, 2010

An outstanding dinner @ The Barnard INN Restaurant Barnard, Vermont

During our stay at the Maple Leaf Inn in Barnard, Vermont, we had an incredible meal the first night at the Barnard Inn Restaurant.  The main dining room is a bit pricey and offers a prix fixe menu with several courses.  We weren't feeling in the mood for a multi-course dinner, but were looking forward to some delicious food.  We found it at Max's Tavern, the 'back' of the restaurant.  The tavern was cozy and warm, the waiters knowledgeable and friendly, and the food rich and scrumptious.  The menu changes daily, but the sweet potato fries, french fries, and buttermilk-battered onion rings are always on the menu.  During our visit, we saw GOBS of them coming out in cone-shaped paper holders that were placed in metal stands- people were just gobbling them up!

That night, I had a Yankee pot roast that was heavenly.  The beef was tender and flavorful and the crust divine- I haven't had a dish like that in a really long time.  They grow many of their own vegetables and get others from local farms and markets.  We also had a salmon dish and actually splurged on an apple dessert that evening that really was special- 

The owners have two very friendly German Shepherds that oftentimes come into the tavern.  We were 'warned' about these huge dogs, so we weren't alarmed when they barked and greeted us in the parking lot.  They are completely friendly and seeing that the ducks are still walking around there, the dogs must be pretty gentle. 

If you're in Barnard, Vermont, I have to recommend this lovely restaurant for a great meal- many locals were there that evening and I really got the feeling that it is THE place to be on any given night-

the ducks of the Barnard Inn Restaurant

such happy ducks---

the arbor you go 'through' from parking lot to main entrance

the chicken coop

the lone pumpkin of the back garden

gorgeous burning bush

The wind had taken out most of the leaves

Outdoor seating area in warm weather months

the main entry on the side of the building

thought you'd want to see a close-up
LOVE the hand-painted signs!
Tummies full, it was time to get back to the inn for a great night's sleep....which was in walking distance of the restaurant....

The Maple Leaf Inn

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