River Tavern’s Dinners At The Farm
Dinners at the Farm is a misnomer. It brings to mind a rather sedate picnic. If you haven’t yet experienced River Tavern’s brainchild, now in its third year, you’re in for an extravaganza of local farms, community and a celebration of food, most of which comes from the very farm you’re dining at. Seven courses, welcome cocktail, wine, and tip for $150 per person. Included in the evening’s proceeds is a whopping $3000 donation to the host farm. For reservations and info: 860.526.8078
Update June, 2014:
from the Dinners at the Farm website:
Dinners will be held at White Gate Farm and Barberry Hill Farm this year. Each evening begins at 6:00pm, dinner served at 7:00pm. Tickets are per person and are $100 (Wednesdays), $125 (Thursdays & Sundays), $150 (Fridays) and $175 (Saturdays). Upon arrival, guests are greeted with an orchard fruit cocktail and passed hors d’oeuvre and then proceed onto a lively tour of the farm with our warm and engaging farm hosts. Following the tour, guests are seated beneath a tent at long candle-lit tables with white porcelain settings where they will savor course after course of freshly cooked food with ingredients just picked from the fields outside the tent. Guests will break bread and raise a glass with the farmers, fishermen, and others who make up Connecticut’s vibrant agricultural community.