January 7, 2013

Less than two hours from Montreal, Burlington is a beautiful college town located on Lake Champlain, Vermont.


Pedestrian Street, Church Street, in the heart of the city is full of restaurants, shops and pubs. There is no tax on clothes, so we took the opportunity to do some shopping  at Macy’s, Victoria’s Secret, Banana Republic and other small shops.


In summer, the North Beach is perfect for relaxing, or the bike path along Lake Champlain.

Through a Groupon promotion, we stayed at The Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa. As its name suggests, this hotel offers cooking classes and a good table at restaurant Amuse.

The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa

As a starter, we had an excellent quail and a memorable macaroni and cheese with truffles. Vermont local products are often featured in most dishes.


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