High-country chefs nourish body, mind and spirit with a new spin on comfort-food favorites.
Hen of the Wood, Waterbury, Vt. A 19th-century grist mill near Stowe is home to some of the region’s most authentic seasonal fare. Executive chef/co-owner Eric Warnstedt, a 2008 Food + Wine magazine Best New Chef, forages for ingredients from local farmers, purveyors and artisans. Menus change daily, but the integrity of his delicious, down-to-earth dishes never does. henofthewood.com