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Local Restaurant Among the Best Fine Dining Restaurants of 2022

Nov 17, 2022 03:44PM ● By Virginia Dean
The Lincoln Inn & Restaurant At The Covered Bridge is among the best fine-dining restaurants of 2022 and number three in the United States, according to TripAdvisor, which recently unveiled its community-powered Travelers’ Choice Awards series for the 2022 Best of the Best Restaurants. There are six different subcategories of restaurant types. The 2022 Best of the Best Restaurants are calculated based on the quality and number of reviews and ratings for restaurants on TripAdvisor collected from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, specific to each award subcategory as well as an additional editorial process.

Criteria for making TripAdvisor’s list of the best fine-dining restaurants include that the food be of the highest quality, made with luxurious ingredients, and served in unique and beautiful presentations. The quality of the dishware and cutlery is also higher, and often the décor and even the architecture of the restaurant building is notable.

Thanks to Michelin Star–trained Chef Jevgenija Saromova, the restaurant offers artfully prepared gourmet-fusion plates that involve all the senses. Chef Saromova worked in top restaurants in Italy, France, and England before starting her journey to Woodstock, Vermont. The Lincoln Inn & Restaurant offers local and international cuisine with vegetarian and vegan options. All ingredients are sourced from farms throughout the region and from the restaurant’s own kitchen garden.

Samples of menu dishes include Vermont Rack of Lamb with Jerusalem Artichoke, Aubergine Relish, Fondant, Asparagus, and Lamb Jus; Beetroot Terrine; and Rabbit and Foie Gras Terrine, Seared Scallops, Pineapple, Mango, and Apple Sorbet.

The culinary gem offers breakfast and dinner, and the experience is enhanced by wine paired for guests’ dinner options and the glow of a warm fireplace. The seven-course Chef Tasting Menu offers an intimate atmosphere for a gourmet high-end dining experience. Enjoy dining inside the dining room year-round. The tasting menu is $145 per person. The wine pairing is available at a cost of $100 per person for seven tasting glasses of wine, each paired perfectly for each course. Prices do not include drinks, gratuity, and tax. A credit card is required to reserve a table. Cancellations must be made before 72 hours of dinner booking. For further information, call (802) 457-7052 or click here

The Lincoln Inn & Restaurant at the Covered Bridge is among 25 restaurants across the country cited by TripAdvisor. It is located at 2709 West Woodstock Road in Woodstock, Vermont. Located on more than five acres of land and built in 1875, the inn was once a farmhouse owned by President Abraham Lincoln’s cousin. Situated on the Ottauquechee River and bordering the famous Lincoln Covered Bridge, it is just minutes west of the Woodstock village green. There are six cozy guest rooms and a tavern serving a bar menu in addition to the fine-dining restaurant. It was also voted as one of the 10 best restaurants of 2016 by Forbes magazine. The inn and restaurant are ideal for reunions, special occasions, and business events with all-season activities.

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