Monday, September 6, 2010

Something to Flap About

Local Food: With its intense flavors, duck from Applecheek Farm offers the perfect savory partner for the sweet fruits of late summer and the first tart apples. When roasted in duck fat - confit, as the French call it - duck legs offer a tender and succulent intensity that Steven balances with a warm salad of crisp vegetables that tames some of the richness with red cabbage from Mystic Morning Farm, apples from Champlain Orchards and green beans. Steven tosses the salad with a plum mustard vinaigrette, featuring plums from Champlain Orchards and mustard from Northeast Kingdom Mustard Company.

Around the Galaxy: Come to Galaxy on Tuesday, September 7th at 7PM when Rowan Jacobsen, a James Beard Award winning author from East Calais, introduces his new book, American Terroir: Savoring the Flavors of Our Woods, Waters and Fields. Come to Galaxy to get your copy now, and read about our neighbors who produce syrup and cheese, as well as a forest gastronomer from Quebec and avocado growers in Mexico. The book is delicious to read and Jacobsen explores the flavors of the food we are so fortunate to have in ways that extend new depths of appreciation and understanding.

Terroir is not just a concept; it gives us a lot to celebrate and appreciate. So come by before or after Rowan’s talk at the Galaxy Bookshop on Tuesday, September 7, to take note of “ terroir at the bar.” We’ll be offering specials on cocktails, spirits by the glass, as well as a flight of vodka or of whiskey. We hope you enjoy.

Music Notes: Rachael Rice and the Cosmic Americans return this Thursday at 7:30. Support local music and catch the performance of the "sweetheart of alt-country rodeo," according to Dan Bolles of Seven Days.

Local Events:Spend the weekend at Wheelock Mountain Farm in Greensboro Bend. The First Annual Planetary Wellness Day will be Saturday, September 11 from 10-8 to look at the environmental health of our planet. Sunday September 12 is the Third Annual Community Health and Wellness Day from 10-5. A variety of workshops led by local healers will be held throughout the day. Please bring a dish to share for the potluck lunch and a donation of $5-30 each day. For more information about Saturday, contact Robin at 533-2296. Questions about Sunday, contact Emily at 533-9929.

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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