St. Johnsbury , Vermont
Tel: 802 748 8400
Concierge.com's insider take:
Inhabiting a renovated mill on the banks of the fast-flowing Passumpsic River, Elements is all brick, golden wood, and gleaming glass, reflecting the graphic-design background of co-owner Keith Chamberlin. The menu is enlightened American nouveau, with an emphasis on local ingredients and seasonal variation (it takes part in the Vermont Fresh Network). The smoked trout and apple cakes are a perfect celebration of what's good about Vermont, and the venison pie and pumpkin risotto also have local roots. Vegetarians will be pleased with the shiitake–blue cheese dumplings.
Open Tuesdays through Sundays 5 to 9 pm.