Hen of the Wood in Burlington Vermont serves seasonal fare made with locally grown and raised fresh ingredients. Much of the ingredients are grown organically while the meats and poultry are typically pasture-raised and supplemented with clean feed. Hen of the Wood exemplifies what a locavore restaurant and scratch kitchen truly are.
The daily-changing menu offers creative seasonal dishes that include fresh seafood, meats, poultry, wild game, and an abundance of fresh produce. Their house-made desserts including ice cream are not to be missed
What I Ordered
I ordered several different dishes during a few separate visits. The Scallop dish was one of my faves, boasting tender and succulent scallops drizzled with a flavor-packed broth. On another occasion, the Mushroom Toast piqued my interest. Warm grilled bread topped with house-cured bacon and a perfectly poached egg…oh my. Strawberry Shortcake with a dollop of freshly made whipped cream was a show stopper but their amazing house-made ice cream is something that will be remembered.
You’ll find low ceilings with dark furnishings in an intimate setting with a gorgeous u-shaped bar as well as bar seating around the prep and grill area. Leather topped bench seating at booths and tables in little nooks provide for a very comfortable vibe in a rather quiet setting.
Hen of the Wood is one of my go-to restaurants when visiting the Burlington area. The ever-changing menu always offers at least a few unique dishes and rest assured, the scratch-made palate-pleasing dishes are made with the finest and freshest locally grown and raised ingredients. Hen of the Wood is a locavore’s dream resto!