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Fork It Over Dinners w/ CT’s Best Chefs to Raise $ for Westport Farmers’ Market

29 Aug

Westport Farmers Market

Do you know how you can’t stand your 30 mile commute to work?  How about a 1,500 mile, one to two week-long commute to get your meat and veggies to you?  During all that traveling, produce loses lots of the good stuff inside that makes it awesome.  But, by buying local you’ll have fresher food with more nutrients, not even to mention the significant cuts in gas and pollution from the transport. Also, when you support local farms, you’re supporting your neighbors, the people who really need your help.  And, by supporting local farms, you’re helping the farms stay around which preserves that land for future generations.

It’s with this philosophy that the Westport Farmers’ Market functions, providing local farmers and producers a showcase for their food.  But, you could imagine all the costs going into running such a big and important farmers’ market has to be high, especially when you’re trying to get as many local producers involved as possible.  That’s why five of Connecticut’s best chefs have gotten together with local farms to create a series of true farm to table dinners called Fork It Over.  But, there’s a twist.  You know the dates, you know the chefs, and you know the basics of the menu…you just don’t know who will be cooking, where they’ll be cooking, and when they’ll be cooking.

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Chef Bick Plans Farm to Table Feast for Fall Harvest at Holbrook Farm – 10/14 in Bethel, CT

28 Sep

When we met up with Alicia and Renato Ghio this past May at Holbrook Farm for a farm to table dinner, we knew we were in for something amazing.  Well, for one thing it was ON a farm, the beautiful Holbrook Farm.  It doesn’t get much more farm to table than that, does it?  But, we were also amazed at how fresh, how flavorful, and how well Executive Chef Michael Bick and co. from Some Things Fishy Catering put the meal together.  We enjoyed the refreshments, the appetizers that were passed around, and all the courses that were set before us.  As always, it was great to hang with Alicia and Renato, but it was also cool to talk with the people around us…and find out that we were sitting right next to Fairfield County Foodie!

Well, Chef Bick is back for some more at Holbrook Farm in Bethel.  He’s planned a farm to table dinner on October 14, starting at 4 pm, for $65.  It’s BYOB, so you best believe we’re breaking out the Dom…or Bud Light.  Heresy!  You’ll notice after looking at the menu that the menu focuses in on what’s just been harvested and what’s in season.  Huh, is that what they mean by farm to table? :P  Take a look at this menu and you’ll be pining over the dishes and will be having dreams about them.  If you live south of Bethel, you’ll enjoy one of the most beautiful drives…especially during fall time.  Make your reservations online now, e-mail Chef Bick, or call him at (203) 722-2444.  These tickets are hot and will go faster than Honey Boo Boo Child’s 15 minutes of fame.    

Beverages
Pomegranate-Ginger Aqua Fresca
Apple-Cinnamon Aqua FrescaHors D’ouevres

Grilled Vegetable Quesadilla
Farms stand Vegetables, Arethusa Goat Cheese, and Herb Pesto
Fresh Tortilla

Wine-paired Feast @ Nicholas Roberts Gourmet Bistro’s Inaugural 2012 Farm to Table Dinner – Norwalk, CT

22 Sep

Short ribs from our last dinner at Nicholas Roberts Gourmet Bistro

One of our favorite spots in Fairfield County is Nicholas Roberts Gourmet Bistro in Norwalk.  Our friends Steph and Jim are regulars (we’ve gotta hang again) and we’ve gone with our buds, Alicia and Renato Ghio of rMedia and The Natural Princess fame.  Also, last December we gave them an OmNomy for Best BYOB and there’s a reason why:  local food from farms, creative and inventive dishes from Chef Robert Trolio, and a very quaint atmosphere.

Well, put away the bottle for one very special night.  Join Chef Trolio at Nicholas Roberts Gourmet Bistro for their Inaugural 2012 Farm to Table Dinner on 9/27 at 7:30 pm.  You won’t need your bottle to bring along because there are four wine paired courses along with two wines to start off with when you’re snacking on some appetizers.  Robert was kind enough to share the menu with us, so we’ll share it with you.  Tickets are $69.50, plus tax and gratuity.  With the amount of food and wine that you’re drinking, this is the deal of the century.

Show your love of all things local and of the great food here at Nicholas Roberts by making your reservations today at (203) 229-0035.  If you’re one of those people (there must be a few left) who haven’t eaten at Nicholas Roberts yet, let this be your excellent introduction into their world.

Our Inaugural 2012 Farm to Table Dinner:  featuring wines from the portfolio of Serge Dore

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