Why would anyone spend $1500 on a plate of pancakes? Is there a mountain of truffles and foie gras on these things? Is the batter made with edible precious metals? No, there are no extra-fancy ingredients in these pancakes, and yet you can't try them without paying a hefty four-figure price tag. The pancakes just made Travel + Leisure's bucket list of 34 must-have dishes around the country. So what's the secret? The pancakes are served at Twin Farms in Vermont, a spectacular all-inclusive resort on the secluded property in Barnard, Vermont that once belonged to Nobel Prize-winning novelist Sinclair Lewis—and breakfast is included in the $1500 per night room charge. (Um, it'd better be.)
And what pancakes they are: They're made like souffles, with the egg whites whipped into the batter and foamed up into stiff peaks. An ever-changing variety of fresh fruit gets added to the mix, so you might get raspberry-almond pancakes one morning, chocolate-banana the next. Oh, and the breakfasts (which include far more than pancakes) are all-you-can-eat. After breakfast, you can hit the spectacular spa, work off the meal by hiking in the forest right outside your door (and pack a decadent lunch made by resort chef Nathan Rich), then take a twilight canoe ride. But the real question is, how many pancakes will it take to get your money's worth? Only you can decide.
To see which other foods around the country made Travel + Leisure's bucket list, find the full roundup here.
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