Massachusetts- The Farm Table
Saturday morning we packed up and slowly made our way towards home, putting in a couple hours on the road before stopping off for lunch in Massachusetts at The Farm Table; just about the halfway point between Vermont and NYC .
The Farm Table wasn't just any old pit stop on the road, it was absolutely beautiful with fireplaces in each corner, an open hearth oven behind the bar and New England landscapes adorning the walls. It felt so cozy and comfortable; somewhere to catch up with old friends or have a relaxing meal with family.
The lunch menu was divided into a series of salads, sandwiches and pizzas with a handful of entrees for larger appetites. The Cheddar Corn Bread was an excellent place to begin, served warm and crumbly with whipped honey butter.
The brick oven pizzas were a good option also; large enough for two people to share and plenty of variety. The Clam and Bacon pizza came with fresh cherry stone clams, garlic cream, pickled red onion and fresh parsley.
My Cesar Salad was kind of a boring choice but I loved the creamy lemon Parmesan dressing and hearty mixture of both kale and romaine lettuce. It actually ended up being one of the best entrees at the table as the burgers arrived horribly overcooked...an incredibly sad state of affairs when using a tender, fatty blend of short rib and brisket.
The overcooked burgers aside I would happily stop back on a Vermont trip again. The restaurant is located just 5 minutes from the highway on the Kringle estate (just look for the Kringle Candle signs) and in addition to the candle store there's a Christmas Barn and a Chocolate Cottage on the premises. It's a good way to jam everything about country living into one final stop before NYC.
219 South Street
Bernardston, MA 01337