Hardwick, VT 05843
Claire’s, in its first year of operation won a spot on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Hot Tables” list. Fifty local investors put up a thousand bucks apiece to help get it started, and they’re taking their money back out in the form of dinners.
And what dinners they are: Some weeks, local garlic, tomatoes, eggplant, and basil might combine for a Northeast Kingdom ratatouille; other nights an area apiary might pour its newest mead.
–Yankee Magazine, July/August 2010
Best Community Concept
Townspeople banded together to raise the funds to open Claire’s (named after local artist Claire Fern, whose work is displayed). The menu includes meats and fresh produce from local growers.