On the Menu – The Fresh Feed
To be honored as a Fred Bollaci ‘Golden Palate’ partner, a restaurant must deliver exquisite cuisine with a health forward, localvore edge. Chef Amy Chamberlain’s Manchester restaurant,The Perfect Wife, is the perfect inaugural Vermont recipient. According to Bollaci, “I knew before we finished our recent meal at The Perfect Wife and had the pleasure of chatting with Chef Amy, that The Perfect Wife would be a perfect addition to my Golden Palate Family.”
Chef Amy’s cooking style has always leaned towards unpretentious, delicious comfort food that honors her Vermont farm partners and wins awards like Vermont Chef of the Year from the VT Chamber of Commerce in 2010, Best Presentation at the Stratton Foundation’ s Taste of Vermont Benefit (she’ll be there again in February, 2015), and Best Bite! 2014 at the Vermont Fresh Network’s Annual Forum Dinner!
The Perfect Wife was chosen as a ‘Golden Palate’ partner after a visit from Bollaci himself, when he enjoyed one of Amy’s signature dishes, the Howling Wolf. It’s not often that a vegan, gluten free entrée garners much press–Amy’s dish featuring sweet potato hash, yellow curry satay sauce and sundried cherry chutney is the restaurant’s most requested recipe! (Don’t worry, she’s sharing it!) Amy serves the Howling Wolf with a selection of seasonal veggies and rice pilaf, but says the satay sauce is delicious as a braise for meats,thinned down as a soup or as a healthier, vegetarian poutine served with Vermont Creamery Goat Cheese and fries.