Wednesday, January 27, 2010

American Flatbread: Waitsfield Vermont

I have been dying to go have dinner at American Flatbread, in Waitsfield, which is in the Mad River Valley, probably a half hour below Waterbury, and maybe an hour from Burlington.  Somehow, every time I am in Vermont, it isn't over a weekend, and the restaurant is only open on Fridays and Saturdays.  Have you ever had one of their pizzas?  They sell them at many Whole Foods, and they are fantastic--you really won't feel like you are eating a formerly frozen pizza. First of all, they use the best ingredients, most of it organic and local. Second, they make it with love. So here I was,  a 10 minute drive from Waitsfield, and when I told the manager of the hotel I was staying at, The Pitcher Inn , how obsessed I was with American Flatbread, he offered to call there, and see if I could stop in for a visit, just to see them in production.  They make all of the pizzas there during the week, box them up, and send them off, and then on weekends, open as a restaurant.  We got so lucky, and the owner, the sweetest guy named George, showed us around, and spent over an hour just telling his story, and teaching us how to build our own oven.  If you are ever in that area around a weekend, you must go there.  And if you aren't ever in that area, you should at least try his pizzas.  

1 comment:

  1. I'm looking forward to a return trip to visit Northern Vermont. My husband I just returned from our first trip to the state ( loved it! Joanna sent me the link to your site; looking forward to reading more of the archives.