Picnic Social

Picnic Social is closed for a temporary hiatus from April 15-early fall 2018.

Picnic Social is the onsite restaurant at Field Guide hotel on Mountain Road is the center of the Stowe village.

Featuring a cozy indoor fireplace seating area, as well as a large outdoor dining deck and firepit, Field Guide’s onsite restaurant is a place to eat, drink, relax, and play. More than just a dining destination, it’s a gathering spot for families and friends, the perfect venue for a boys’ or girls’ night out, or simply a place for a beer and bite after hitting the slopes, trails, or sidewalks of Stowe.

Play shuffleboard, or borrow one of our picnic blankets and enjoy your food on the back lawn. Hang at the bar, at a private table, or sit around the outdoor wood-burning firepit and toast marshmallows.

Read about Chef Justin Perdue.

Picnic Social News & Events

Picnic Social, the onsite restaurant at Field Guide hotel, is closed as of April 15th for a brief hiatus. The restaurant will debut a new look and menu concept upon reopening in advance of Stowe’s busy autumn and winter seasons.

With Executive Chef Justin Perdue at the helm, the team looks forward to continuing to serve the community and its visitors, providing a casual space with wood-burning fireplace, an expansive outdoor patio area, and an outdoor fire pit. A luxe lodge-style boutique hotel on Mountain Road with 30 rooms and suites, Field Guide will remain open and fully operational during Picnic Social’s closure.


Chef Justin Perdue

rarebrick_20160420_7882Growing up in a small town in Wisconsin, Justin Perdue can remember cooking with his mom at home, where meatballs were a specialty, and watching the PBS series Great Chefs of the World in his free time. Flash forward and Justin worked with Bobby Flay’s New York City restaurant, Bar Americain, where he honed his skills while at attending NYC’s International Culinary Center.

Seeking a new challenge, Justin then moved to Chicago where he continued moving his way up the line at renowned kitchens, including NoMi inside the Park Hyatt Chicago, and Topolobampo, where he gained experience under famed chef Rick Bayless. Most recently, Justin worked within the Hotel Sofitel group as an Executive Chef, at both the Chicago and Philadelphia locations.

With a passion for both the industry and the creativity he encounters every day, Justin brings years of inspiration and education to his newest position as Executive Chef of Picnic Social. In Vermont, he looks forward to getting to know the state’s seasonal ingredients. When he isn’t working, Justin plans to tackle the scenic parks and trails of Stowe alongside his wife and two dogs.  

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433 Mountain Rd, Stowe VT 05672
Picnic Social

Featuring casual favorites, such as juicy burgers and sharp-cheddar grilled cheese, as well as sharable (and single portion) toasts, seasonal sides and salads, Picnic Social offers a menu and an atmosphere that are both accessible and original.

(802) 221-4947
Lark Hotels