When her Boston-area bakery burned down in 2002, Judy Bunde took off her toque and moved to Vermont. Now an innkeeper, she’s opening her kitchen for a series of weekend workshops called “Cooking With Chefs.” Upcoming offerings include “Fabulous Fall Apple Desserts” Nov. 5-7, a roundup of Thanksgiving confections in “Ten Desserts to Give Thanks For,” Nov. 12-14, and a Christmas Cookie Bake-Off Dec. 10-12. One cookie weekend has already sold out.
For $280 per person ($210 with double occupancy), you get two overnights, a light Friday night supper, two country breakfasts, lunch and dinner on Saturday, snacks, and an afternoon of pastry wizardry in Bunde’s spacious kitchen. Participation is open-ended: You can work the dough or just watch.
The inn is a French Second Empire gem on idyllic Park Street in Brandon, whose center is all on the National Register. The surrounding neighborhood is a perfect place to walk if you’ve eaten one too many.