Memorable | One of the Best
Review by: Michael Stern
I’ve always been intrigued by restaurants that do double duty. Jane and I have eaten well in bait and tackle stores, upholstery shops, bowling alleys, gas stations, and a pistol range diner. On a recent trip through Vermont, we came across a novel hybrid: Depot 62, which is a restaurant in a furniture store. Buffetbuster has noted that Ikea’s meatballs may qualify it for this category, but at Depot 62 you don’t just snack. You dine. You dine surrounded by lamps, settees, tapestries, tote bags, and piles of rugs, as well as customers shopping for those things. What makes it even more interesting is that the cuisine has a Turkish accent.
Depot 62’s signature dishes are cooked in a wood-fired oven. That includes stylish, thin-crust pizzas available with toppings that range from a classic tomato sauce, cheese, and pepperoni to the “Taste of Anatolia,” which is Vermont lamb, onions, and parsley. I swooned over the Hajro’s Special pie: freshly roasted asparagus (I could see into the kitchen as the stalks were cooked to order for my pie), feta cheese, and a punchy Kalamata olive tapenade. Jane went for the wild mushroom pie, which was topped with a variety of mushrooms, caramelized onions, and mozzarella.
Beyond praiseworthy pizzas, Depot 62 offers kabobs, brick-oven chicken and salmon, and brilliant salads. We love the garlicky humus, served with extraordinary pita bread that is chewy, full-flavored, dotted with peppery little seeds.
If you have sweet tooth, leave room for dessert. Baklava is honey-drenched and nutty. Side it with a cup of true Turkish coffee and you will be up all night reminiscing about a really good meal in a really interesting place.
|Meals Served||Lunch, Dinner|
|Credit Cards Accepted||Yes|