Open your palate at Aperitivo — a snacky social hour for Vermont foodies. Come try tasty bites, spirited cocktails and sample products from our sponsors. Make sure to save room for the main course — Vermont Restaurant Week.
Maglianero Café, 47 Maple St., Burlington, $7 (proceeds benefit the Vermont Foodbank).
Foodies compete against one another in a statewide Instagram scavenger hunt. The challenges will be announced at the start of Restaurant Week and the participants will have one week to complete the tasks. The winner will receive a pair of tickets to The Vermont Cheesemakers Festival and the Seven Daysies Awards Party. More details to come.
Feed your brain with seven rounds of foodie trivia, and wash it down with a pint of nostalgia. Each round represents a decade — 1950s until now. Emceed by Top Hat Entertainment. Preregistration is required. Trivia teams must preregister here.
Nectar’s, 188 Main St., Burlington, Free.
Join a panel of local experts for a lively and grain-ular discussion on the benefits and pitfalls of restoring grain production to the northeast. Vermont grain farmers chat with bakers, distillers and maltsters about what’s possible, practical and sustainable for the land and its people. Sample a special batch of IPA made with all Vermont grains and hops from the brewers at Switchback!
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ArtsRiot, 400 Pine St., Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. $5 suggested donation (benefits Vermont Foodbank).
Celebrate Sunday Fun-day at this deliciously decadent tasting event that brings together your favorite Vermont brunch chefs under one roof for a bottomless feast of bite-size classics and inventive new creations. Belly up to the Bloody Mary bar or sip on mimosas while you listen to live music from Dwight & Nicole. Treat yo’ self at this Vermont Restaurant Week finale — you’ve earned it!
Essex Culinary Resort & Spa, 70 Essex Way, Essex Junction, $45/$35 (proceeds benefit Vermont Foodbank).