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Lake Champlain Chocolates Readies Its New Café 

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Published September 24, 2013 at 5:32 p.m.


The resurrection of the old Sondik Supply building at 716 Pine Street looks to be nearing completion as Lake Champlain Chocolates staffs its new 44-seat café, South End Kitchen, and education kitchen in the building.

This past summer, the company hired chef Sarah Langan to head its new breakfast-and-lunch spot. Though LCC is mum on details pertaining to the café — including what it will serve and when it will open — owner James Lampman calls it “a place to gather, eat and learn. This new space features a café, craft chocolate and an education kitchen,” he adds.

The renovated building will also house LCC’s ice cream production and Blue Bandana Chocolate Maker, the fair-trade chocolate venture founded by Eric Lampman last year.

Langan’s online presence offers clues to the food she might serve at South End. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, she was executive sous chef at Burlington’s New England Culinary Institute Commons, spent 22 years as a NECI instructor, and calls her style “simple and seasonal.” During the South End Art Hop, Langan served up an heirloom tomato soup at LCC. She has posted photos from the café’s menu development, depicting breakfast pastries; fattoush and toasted pitas with grilled summer veggies; a warm beet, apple and kale salad; and beer-and-slider pairings.

If those pairings do appear at South End, some of the beer could come from next door. Adjacent to the café, workers are building out space for a 4900-square-foot microbrewery, confirmed by plans submitted to the Burlington Development Review Board. Might a flourishing craft brewery be moving from elsewhere in town to Pine Street? Stay tuned.

According to the LCC website, South End Kitchen still seeks a pastry chef, a lead barista and a manager for the education center.

The original print version of this article was headlined "Pine Street Phoenix"

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Corin Hirsch

Corin Hirsch

Corin Hirsch was a Seven Days food writer from 2011 through 2016. She is the author of Forgotten Drinks of Colonial New England, published by History Press in 2014.


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