Linda and Ted Fondulas
With a 40 year history as Vermont restaurateurs, our last venture, Hemingway's, established in 1982 was a New England vanguard for American cuisine and local products. This along with a nightly wine & food tasting menu in 1984 made Hemingway's a national forerunner in the industry. We helped to establish the American farm to table movement in Vermont, and in 1992 we were named "One of the Top 25 Restaurants in America" by Food & Wine magazine. The kernel for this venture, Vermont Food Odyssey, began in 1994 in St. Barthes, West Indies--our first culinary tourism event. From there we held Food Odyssey tours in France and Italy and finally in 2004 in Vermont! Here a variety of food and beverage related activities can be had for an hour, a day, a weekend or more, and may include but is not limited to one or more of the following: cooking class; on site food preparation consult; food tasting; wild edible forage; year ‘round fishing; picnic or restaurant outing; visit to a farm, vineyard, orchard, artisan food producer, or artisan beverage producer. We cater to both locals and culinary tourists alike!