Last year's Winter Farm-to-Table Dinner was such a success that the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington has decided to make it an annual event. This year the dinner will be on Thursday, February 7, 2013, with a snow date of Friday, February 8th. The dinner starts at 6:00pm and offers an evening of gourmet, Connecticut-Grown comfort food, wines, and beers with a tour of the museum as a bonus.
The museum asks you to "Discover the bounty of The Fourth Season, when delicious, fresh and healthful farm foods are plentiful and ready to be transformed into a savory feast through the culinary artistry of Max's Oyster Bar Executive Chef Scott Miller. Seasonal foods will be sourced from Hill-Stead's own Farmers Market farmers and other Connecticut farms and food artisans." The food will be paired with wines from local vinyards, including the Hill-Stead's own, and brews donated by Thomas Hooker Brewing Company.
The evening begins at 6:00pm with wine, beer & hors d'oeuvres in the Pope Board Room. You also have the opportunity to stroll through the museum to view "The Art of Collecting: Alfred Atmore Pope & Randolph Linsly Simpson," Hill-Stead's special winter installation.
Then at 7:30pm dinner begins in the Makeshift Theater. Join others for a multi-course plated dinner at a communal farm table. "Live Music," a traditional fiddle band, will provide entertainment.
Tickets are $125 per person (available online only) plus tax & gratuity. The event does sell out, so be sure to get your ticket early. Proceeds support Hill-Stead's Farmer's Market. For more information, contact Peggy Hall at 860.677.4787 ext 110.