Monday, August 2, 2010

Summer Gold (and Red and Green and Purple)

Local Food: Finding just the right varieties of tomato, which often love long, hot, dry summers, can be a challenge for Vermont farmers. But over the years our farmers have tried out different cultivars and means of cultivation to produce today's wealth of local colors, shapes, sizes, textures, aromas, and flavors. Steven takes advantage of the selection from Pete's Greens and Hazendale Farm for a tomato salad that is redolent of summer. He slices them into a rainbow of colors and mixes them with haricots verts and merlot lettuce from Mystic Morning Farm in Greensboro, along with feta cheese from Bonnieview Farm for a bit of creamy tang and salt. Dressed in a vinaigrette with summer savory and basil from Rowan Farm, the salad is an array of textures and summer flavors. For crunch, some garlic chips from Michael Waring are sprinkled on top.

Around the Galaxy: On Tuesday, August 3rd at 7P.M. Zoe FitzGerald Carter will visit Galaxy to talk about her book Imperfect Endings. Zoe and her family have summered in Greensboro for many years. Her book is a memoir of the year in which her mother - tired of living with Parkinson's Disease - decided that she wanted to end her life, and that she wanted her three daughters to help her. The Boston Globe says, "An engaging and insightful tale of familial love, understanding and forgiveness, shot through with a surprising amount of wit." Join us in welcoming Zoe on Tuesday at 7.

Music Notes: Abby Jenne and the Enablers return this Thursday, August 4 at 8:00. Support local music and the acoustic rock/Americana originals from this band featuring fiddle, bass, pedal steel, guitar and drums.

Local Events: August's First Friday Artist Talk at The Art House in Craftsbury on August 6th from 6:30-7:30 will feature Per Courtney and his hand crafted furniture, guitars and jewelry. Contact the Art House to reserve your spot for this popular event.

Reminders: We are open daily after 2:30 for coffee, bar service, and baked goods, and free WiFi, with dinner reservations available from 5-9. Please note we have extended our Summer Sunday dinner hours and will seat guests until 9:00 pm. We serve our special Blunch menu Sundays from 11-2. Claire's is closed every Wednesday.

We appreciate it when you reserve a table with us, as it helps us plan a relaxed and hospitable experience for you and all our guests. To show our appreciation, when you call, email, or stop by to make a reservation, you will be entered into our weekly drawing for a $20 gift card for your next visit.

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