Thank heaven for little black dogs, especially those of the Schipperke breed named Zorro! Zorro is the house dog at the White House Inn in Wilmington, VT, which is home to the Black Dog Tavern. Zorro also happens to figure prominently—in a roundabout way—not only in the tavern’s name, but also throughout the Inn (pictures of him abound).
The Smoked Trout appetizer served with crostini and horseradish cream sauce was near the pinnacle of the flavor wheel as well. Firm and smoky but not fishy, the trout was a definite palate pleaser.