In West Topsham, the Limlaw family opens its sunny post-and-beam sugarhouse for a Sunday buffet breakfast series each spring when the sap is flowing. For the uninitiated, it's one of the finest morning meals available anywhere in Vermont. Find cheddar quiches studded with bacon, pepper and onion, or try buttery biscuits and thick gravy riddled with crumbled sausage. Meat lovers will appreciate the trays brimming with hefty slices of ham, thick-cut bacon and maple-sweetened sausages, while those with a sweet tooth may gravitate toward French-toast bread pudding, cider doughnuts, pancakes or waffles. Any of the above must be doused with as much maple syrup as you dare, or slathered with silky-smooth, melty maple cream. Because how often do you brunch right where the sap was boiled?
Maple Breakfast Buffet: Sundays through March 26, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Limlaw Family Maple Farm, West Topsham. $13.99 plus drinks; reservations recommended, 439-6880.
More Food EventsPruning & Grafting Fruit Trees: Mike Hebb helps orchard owners and home horticulturalists prep apple trees for spring. Saturdays March 18 through April 1, 1-4 p.m., Justin Morrill Homestead, Strafford. $20, preregister, 765-4288.
Honey Road Restaurant Pop-up: Preview the Mediterranean-inspired eats from Burlington's buzzy forthcoming restaurant at a wine-forward fête. Monday, March 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Cork Wine Bar & Market, Waterbury. $20, cash bar, 882-8227.
Vanya Filipovic Takeover: The wine importer, sommelier and wine director of Montréal's le Vin Papillon and Joe Beef pours a palate-pleasing lineup of natural wines, offering snacks to match. Monday, March 20, 4-11 p.m., Dedalus Wine Shop, Market & Bar, Burlington. Cost of food and drink. dedaluswine.com