Tuesday, August 18, 2009

yes yes yes SUMMER

its late... but i had to write and say a BIG thanks to all (11) who attended the special summer dinner menu at kismet tonight--
big yum for roasted eggplant, braised rabbit, and lavender ice cream!

Mathew and i made and served the dishes alone- toiled and deliberated over the courses, but OF COURSE it all worked out...
it's 2 am-
i'm tired/wired
and cant stop thinking about the NEXT dinner!

Monday, August 10, 2009

hooray for summer!

this month, mathew bilodeau (chef at the black door) and I will begin our three month, three season, tasting menus. We will serve one menu each month over the next three months featuring our favorite flavors of summer, fall, and winter... You know that the seasons change quickly, so be sure to RSVP ASAP so you can mark this auspicious time.
We will only serve one seating to a total of 10 guests each menu, over the course of 3 hours in the candle-lit evening private dining room at kismet on barre street.
And-- it's being offered at a bargain too, because mathew and I just really want to work together in a new and inspired way- so the meal ticket is $100 per person including wine, beer, deserts, etc..
RSVP by 9pm Saturday August 15
(you can leave a comment here to rsvp) or email kismetkitchen@yahoo.com

Saturday, August 08, 2009

thank you

The kismet crew returned to Barre Street after a well deserved and appreciated vacation on Friday to the joyful faces of many- we had a busy day that (thankfully) flowed really well (even though i did capture nearly a 1/2 gallon of heavy cream in my shoe). After work (and nearly 100 meals later), we all ran home and got dressed for our next engagement. Sara Grace, with her head newly shaven, aimed for the main stage of the North East Kingdom music Festival to play at sundown, and the rest of us to the Seven Days Daysies Party, where we received our first Daisy!!

Thank you to all who voted for us (we didn't even realize there was a vote in order, and none of us even voted --or bribed anyone else to!). I have to say that it felt pretty good to see a few of our other local businesses catch some praises too! congrats to Carlos at positive pie, the folks at bear pond, the gals (and men) at salaam, aliza and randy at red hen, and langdon street cafe-
Montpelier has changed so much since i came here as a child in the 80's- and so much so in the last 5 years. I look forward to watching Montpelier grow, and become more widely appreciated, and at the same time, one of the reasons i love doing business here is because it is so casual, friendly, and supportive. I hope that will never change..

thank you again--
and see you soon!

Monday, August 03, 2009


kismet will be closed wednesday and thursday August 5 & 6th.
Since summer has finally arrived and is in full measure, we have given ourselves a few days off- we will be open again, regular hours and with our regular menu August 7th. See you then!