Hyde Away owner Ana Dan and head chef Chris Harmon

Chef Chris Harmon and The Hyde Away, Fayston, were the winners of the Peoples’ Choice award for Best Taste at the Vermont Chamber’s Taste of Vermont Legislative reception on March 17 at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Montpelier.

Harmon served spicy tuna tartare, crispy wonton, avocado puree, Sriracha emulsion, soy caramel and pickled ginger to over 300 chamber members, administration officials and legislators who were present.

The evening presented an opportunity for candid conversations between legislators and business members, especially as the Vermont Chamber continues to draw attention to the cumulative impact of taxes, fees and mandates on the business community.

Tastes offered ranged from maple ice cream to burgers to whiskey, including Harmon’s award-winning dish. Hyde Away owner Ana Dan was on hand to receive the award with Harmon.