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Best Bites: Dutch Pancake Café


Dutch Pancake Café

990 Mountain Road, Stowe, 802-253-5330

I am not a breakfast person. The very idea of a.m. eating nauseates me. But there are a few stomach-soothing items that entice me out of bed before noon to stuff my gullet. The pannekoeken at the Dutch Pancake Café are one such wonder.

What are pannekoeken? When I first had them, I anticipated little stuffed doughnut-y things like Danish aebleskivers, but pannekoeken are quite the opposite. Imagine a giant crepe, but with the filling mixed right into the batter.

Dutch Pancake has over 80 varieties of sweet and savory griddle cakes. But for me, one stands head and shoulders above the rest: One taste of the "apple bacon," and I was hooked. Thick and crispy bacon mingles perfectly with cinnamon-y apple slices in a chewy, robust crust. Imagine the breakfast equivalent of a chocolate tart with fleur de sel: It's one of the greatest combinations of salty and sweet imaginable. 

If you want a more conventional morning meal, I would suggest getting some sausage, eggs and cheese, all seared into a 12-inch pie of heart-attack-inducing goodness. The center houses a huge pile of scrambled ova, and chunks of sausage are peppered throughout the cheese-filled dough. That’s a breakfast worth waking up — and driving to Stowe — for.

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