Taste of Vermont

The Annual Taste of Vermont Reception in Washington, D.C.

Join us for an unforgettable evening in the heart of Washington, D.C., as VBSR, along with Special Guest Senator Bernie Sanders, hosts the Annual Taste of Vermont Reception. Set in the late summer or early fall, this event is a feast for the senses, celebrating the very best of Vermont’s culinary scene.

Be a Part of Taste of Vermont

Are you a Vermont brand in the food, beverage, or hospitality sector dreaming of showcasing your products at this prestigious event? 

Seize this opportunity by reaching out to VBSR’s Public Policy Manager, Kristin Warner, at kristinw@vbsr.org.

Savor Vermont’s Culinary Excellence

Immerse yourself in a world where Vermont's finest flavors and values-led commitments take center stage. Savor the offerings from dozens of Vermont's top food and beverage brands, showcasing:

  • Rich artisanal cheeses

  • Innovative craft beverages

  • Delightful maple-infused goodies

  • Luxurious gourmet chocolates

  • And much more

It's not just a tasting event; it's a vibrant tribute to Vermont’s deep-rooted agricultural traditions and its ethos of community and sustainability.

A Renowned Tradition in the Capital

Traditionally hosted in the historic Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, this annual event is renowned throughout the Capital Region for its dynamic display of Vermont's specialty food and beverage products.

Roundtable with Vermont’s Leaders

Adding to the allure, participants enjoy a pre-reception roundtable discussion with Vermont’s leading figures, including Senator Bernie Sanders and Senator Peter Welch. It's a unique convergence of taste, leadership and dialogue.

Acknowledging the Taste of Vermont’s Key Contributors

Special gratitude to Frank Cioffi from Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation for his extraordinary contributions to this event over the years. A special nod also goes to Senator Patrick Leahy, who in addition to being one of the longest-serving senators of the United States and former President Pro Tempore, was also an early and long-standing champion of this event.