Sunday, February 28, 2010

Celebrate Hardwick

Local Food: Sirloin steak grilled to order is one of the most flavorful cuts of beef, and ours comes from Helm and Nancy Notterman's grass fed beef at Snug Valley Farm just up the road. Served alongside French fries and carrots from Pete's Greens, the boneless sirloin comes from the top hind quarter of the animal. It's also Helm's favorite. The grassy richness of Jasper Hill's Constant Bliss cheese pairs well with the steak, and Steven includes sprout pesto to add a touch of green with a garlicky finish. Enjoy the steak with a glass of Boyden Valley Winery's Bordeaux-style Big Barn Red.

Around the Galaxy: Take part in the World Premiere of Ben Hewitt's book about the Hardwick area food system, The Town that Food Saved at Claire's on Tuesday, March 16. Steven has crafted a three course $25 prix fixe menu celebrating farmers and artisans featured in the book - come by before or after the book launch that night at The Galaxy at 7:00 to enjoy the special menu or our regular menu. And don't miss the World Premiere of Walking to Gatlinburg, Howard Frank Mosher's new novel, Tuesday night at Galaxy.

Music Notes: The Rustbucket Brothers, the acoustic/casual version of Rusty Romance, join us Thursday at 7:30. Don't miss their fun honky-tonk country and rock'n'roll tunes.

Local Events: Think snow! The Hardwick Trails are a great free resource right in our backyard. If you need to borrow equipment, there are snowshoes and skis for children and adults. Head out for a ski and warm up with a drink at Claire's.

The postponed 2010 Craftsbury Tour is Sunday March 7, and will be running from the Highland Lodge to the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. Look for Steven's roasted root vegetable bisque along the way.


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joel said...

the hipster in me loves the irony of this post