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Farm to Table Dining Sprouts up in Trumbull with Parallel Post, a Dean James Max Restaurant

24 Oct

James Beard nominated chef, Dean James Max knows a few things about running successful restaurants that people can’t get enough of.  We’re talking 3030 Ocean in Fort Lauderdale, Amp 150 in Cleveland, Asador in Dallas, Brassiere in the Grand Caymans, Latitude 41 in Columbus, and the newly opened Parallel Post in Trumbull, CT.  That’s quite an impressive portfolio, but we’re definitely excited about what this means for Connecticut and Trumbull.  You’ll be able to find Parallel Post where J. Porter’s used to be at the Trumbull Marriott Merritt Parkway right at this very moment.

The focus of Max’s new Parallel Post is on farm-to-table dining, taking in various sources from nearby farms and food producers.  More specifically, the menu focuses on Modern American cuisine, highlighted by seasonal and regional food.  Seafood comes from Norwalk’s own Norm Bloom & Sons and Foley Fish of Boston; they source meat from Ox Hollow Farm in Roxbury, CT; they bring in great cheese from Coach Farms in Pine Plains, NY and Beltane Farms in Lebanon, CT; and they have lots of greens from Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens in Westport, CT.

Using these local ingredients, you can look forward to dishes such as:

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Open House Party at The Schoolhouse at Cannondale + Their Famous Pies – Wilton, CT

23 Oct

A Scotch egg from Tim Labant of The Schoolhouse at Cannondale, made at the Greenwich Food & Wine Festival

Celebrating five years in business, The Schoolhouse at Cannondale is holding an Open House.  At quite a steal of $65 per person on 11/20 from 7-9 pm, you’ll get hors d’oeuvre, cocktails, desserts, and will even get to take part in decor workshops.  Because they are in the mood of celebrating even more, they are also giving out their own original recipe book for you to take home for yourself!  There are only 50 tickets to this exclusive event, so make sure to e-mail openhouse2012@schoolhouseatcannondale.com with your name, number of seats needed, and your telephone number.

You should also e-mail holidaypies2012@schoolhouseatcannondale.com with your holiday pie orders and pick them up at the event.  Just in time for Thanksgiving…just saying.  Here are the ridiculously amazing sounding choices available to you:

Apple Cider Pie $30.00
Apple Streusel Pie $25.00
Pumpkin Pie $20.00
Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie $40.00

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