By Alice Levitt, Seven Days (Follow her on Twitter)
Sharon Herbert has always been a food lover, but until now, her career path has involved mountains more than marinara. She worked full-time in Burton's bags and luggage department while completing her degree at the New England Culinary Institute, from which she graduated last spring. Now, Herbert is working toward an early-April opening of Sauce Italian Specialties at 407 Mountain Road in Stowe.
Herbert's concept could scarcely be more different from the tapas and pastries of the space's previous occupant, Café Latina. The New Jersey native hopes to recreate the Italian markets she grew up enjoying — with mentoring from the owner of her favorite market back home. "Every time I went home, I would load up a cooler full of everything," she says. "When my parents came up [to Vermont], they would always bring trays, and we would sit around and enjoy."
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Sauce Italian Specialties
407 Mountain Rd., Stowe, VT 05672
Phone coming soon
Open 7 days