Thursday, March 10, 2011

Travels with Brownie: Revisiting The Skinny Pancake

Skinny Pancake, Montpelier, VT

Last month Lawman and I had a chance to visit a dear friend who recently settled in Montpelier. A weekend in town gave us a chance to revisit The Skinny Pancake. This time I went for their Lamb Fetatastic and the Localvore’s Dream, oh yeah, and some bacon Poutine...

The Localvore’s Dream (above) a 100% local crêpe filled with Misty Knoll chicken, house-made cranberry-apple chutney, Boucher Farm Gore-Dawn-Zola and organic arugula on a Gleason's whole wheat crêpe ($12.95) was my favorite. I generally don't love arugula, but here it gave the crêpe just the right amount of bite to tie the whole thing together.

Skinny Pancake, Montpelier, VT
The Lamb Fetatastic ($9.95) was also quite good. Made with Winding Brook Farm lamb sausage, baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, Kalamata olives, sautéed mushrooms and feta cheese, it was hearty and filling.
Skinny Pancake, Montpelier, VT
The poutine with bacon gravy was surprisingly not my favorite part of my meal. Bacon plus gravy plus cheese over French fries--how could that not be a WIN? It was fine and I suppose I hold all poutine to the Duck Fat gold star standard, hard for anyone to achieve.

Next time I hit Montpelier, I'm going for dessert here. The Hot Apple Crispy--tart VT apples, pure VT honey, cinnamon sugar, and VT whipped cream sounds fantastic!

The Skinny Pancake
89 Main St
Montpelier, VT 05601
(802) 262-CAKE


amc said...

Yay Skinny Pancake! The Love Maker (Nutella and fresh strawberries) is wonderful.

Next time you're here, try kismet on Main Street for brunch. Huevos Rancheros changes daily and is always delicious.

Brownie said...

@AJ: Ooooh, thanks for the tip. Love Huevos Rancheros. Montpelier is a fun town. Hope to return for a visit in the summer.