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People and Pastries Pack Higher Ground for the Sweet Start Smackdown 

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Seven Days sponsored the first-ever Sweet Start Smackdown last night at Higher Ground.The event kicked off the 3rd annual Vermont Restaurant Week, which begins today. Nearly 450 hungry diners crowded into the big ballroom to taste small bites from 10 of Vermont's top pastry chefs, all of whom were competing for the "Signature Sweet of Vermont Restaurant Week" title.

Burlington's psychotropical Guagua provided the Sweet Start soundtrack. "Chef-testants" from as far as Hardwick, Stowe and North Pomfret concocted amazingly creative dessert treats. And the celebrity judges served tart commentary. It was quite a night.

Click here to check out the dessert menu, see a scrumptious photo slideshow and find out who won.

Photo by Matthew Thorsen.

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Cathy Resmer

Cathy Resmer

Cathy Resmer is Seven Days' deputy publisher. She's an organizer of the Vermont Tech Jam, and compiles a weekly tech e-newsletter every Monday. She also oversees Seven Days' free monthly parenting publication, Kids VT, and is an enthusiastic wrestling mom... more


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