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2nd Farm-to-Trumbull Series Continues at Gilbertie’s Herb Garden in Easton

29 Jul

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If you didn’t have the chance to attend the last Farm-to-Trumbull dinner series, you’ve got another chance next Sunday. But, this ain’t going down at Parallel Posts restaurant in Trumbull . . . nope. It’s happening at Gilbertie’s Herb Garden right in Easton on August 9 from 3-7. Here are the deets that you need to know:

The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook1) It’s a reception style dinner, so there will be chef stations throughout the garden. Nom away on some small bites or take some big boy bites with entrees. And, don’t forget to finish up with their killer dessert bar! Food will be created by James Beard Award Nominated Chef Dean James Max, Executive Chef Chris Molyneux, and Chef de Cuisine Erik Waybright. Please note that the menu is carefully crafted from local sources and is seasonal in nature.

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2015 Farm-to-Trumbull Dinner Series Kick-off w/ Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook Authors @ Parallel Post

16 Jun

Although the farm and the love of all things local has never left Parallel Post in Trumbull, it’s been a while since they have had their Farm-to-Trumbull event. This year actually marks the third year that this awesome celebration of local food has taken place and this year it’s going to be even more amazing.

The first intimate event (only 30 attendees) will be held on June 25 and starts at 7 pm with tickets costing $110 per person or $200 per couple (tax and tip included). While that price might seem high, you’ll be getting plenty of great things:

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Craveworthy: Parallel Post Unveils Dessert Menu Featuring Girl Scout Cookies

28 Jan
Hungry yet? Killer shots from Roger Ho-Yen!

Hungry yet? Killer shots from Roger Ho-Yen!

There are important events all year long: New Year’s, Thanksgiving, the 4th of July, and . . . of course . . . Girl Scout Cookie season! Ordering has already started and keeps going strong and deliveries are on their way, but if you can’t wait to get your packages in then we’ve got some great news for you. Parallel Post in Trumbull has created a wickedly decadent dessert menu using Girl Scout Cookies in conjunction with Girl Scouts of CT.

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Parallel Post + Onyx Moonshine Team Up for Scandalous Prohibition Dinner

26 Aug

As bad as you think your life is now with problems left and right, think about this:  what if you lived during the Prohibition Era?  You couldn’t get a beer, couldn’t get a cocktail, couldn’t even drink wine…what kind of life is that?  But, that didn’t stop the truly devoted who took the ban on liquor as a creative opportunity to sell illegal drinks in speakeasies and make a profit.  Oh, and you best believe that people started brewing their own liquid goodness too…stuff that would put hair on your chest, stuff that could polish (and maybe corrode) metal, stuff that was sure to get you all messed up with just a few sips.

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Local Beer, Moonshine, Wine + Coffee Dinner to Celebrate Parallel Post’s 1st Birthday

19 Nov
 

UPDATE:  the dinner sold out last night!  Sorry if you couldn’t snag a ticket.  

There are beer dinners, there are wine dinners, and there are even spirits dinners…but Parallel Post in Trumbull has topped all of that to celebrate their first year in business.  They’ve gone and thrown it all together into one culinary orgy of greatness on 11/20, starting at 6 pm for $65 per person (not including tax and tip).

First we’re talking about a birthday reception with Stratford’s Two Roads Brewing and East Hartford’s Onyx Spirits (first legal moonshine in New England).  Next up is the meal itself…five courses worth paired with wine from Connecticut Distributors.  The meal will be cooked by Chef and Restaurateur Dean James Max, Executive Chef Christopher Molyneux, and Chef de Cuisine Ali Goss.  Finally, wrapping things up, you’ll get to try a cocktail made with Trumbull’s own Shearwater Coffee Roasters that will pair nicely with the dessert options made by Madelyn Rendon.

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Make Your Own Barrel-Aged Cocktails for Dad @ Parallel Post in Trumbull!

11 Jun
Cocktail barrel at Parallel Post
Your dad already has a set of screwdrivers, drills, a laser level, C3P0, R2D2, and an entire garage worth of tools that he’ll probably never use, so what are you going to get him this Father’s Day?  Parallel Post in Trumbull is making that choice super easy:  get dad a beautiful 1 liter wooden barrel.  Yeah, the barrel is cool looking, but it’s also about what goes inside of that lovely wooden contraption.  Yes, you guessed it…liquor!  You’ll be able to help dad to get his drink on and create his own craft barrel-aged cocktail with either house liquor for $50 or top shelf choices for $75.  Whichever option you pick, you’ll have your choice of bitters, dried fruits, and other flavorings.  You’ll just need to call up (203) 380-6380 and get your special reservation with master mixologist Greg from 1-3 pm on Saturday or Sunday (6/15-16).  You’ll get direct instruction and true one-on-one time to make the perfect cocktail that will be aged with love.  Then, when the cocktail is perfectly aged, you need to invite us over to test it out.  You know, we’re just looking out for you to make sure you’re doing it right.
Then, when you’re doing putting your barrel-aged cocktail together, think about taking dad out for dinner too.  They’ll have a special menu just for him on both days, 12-10 pm:

Epic “Farm-to-Trumbull” Dining Series with Chef Dean James Max at Parallel Post

9 Apr

Parallel Post (you first heard about them through us back in October) has done an excellent job of breaking the typical expectations of hotel restaurants.  Not only are they offering more than sandwiches, burgers, and fries, they are also breaking the mold with farm to table dining that has been receiving excellent reviews and feedback.  We’re very excited to share with you that Chef Dean James Max, the man behind 3030 Ocean in Fort Lauderdale, Amp 150 in Cleveland, Asador in Dallas, Brassiere in the Grand Caymans, Latitude 41 in Columbus, and Parallel Post will be hosting a series of interactive dining experiences.  Appropriately enough, these meals will be put together by Chef Max (a James Beard Nominee) using seasonal, local, and sustainable ingredients.  Seafood will come from Norm Bloom & Sons of Norwalk and Foley Fish in Boston, meat will be provided by Ox Hollow Farm in Roxbury, cheese will come from Coach Farms in Pine Plains and Beltane Farms in Lebanon, and the greens will come from Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens in Westport.

The four part dining series will be small and intimate and will provide you with a chance to talk with and get to know Chef Max and his inspiration behind each meal.  The series (30 seats available) kicks off on 4/27 at 7 pm, and continues on 6/22, 9/21, then finishes off with a 200 person day time event on 8/18.  For $75 (tax and tip aren’t included) you’ll get a cocktail and some small bites to start things off and to stretch your stomach out.  Then, you’ll have a bountiful farm-to-table family style dinner with wine pairings, too.  Finish up your meal with an “all-you-can-indulge” dessert bar.  Ummmm, yes please.

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