Monday, September 20, 2010

Take a Bite out of Fall

Local Food: New England is as famous for the ripe colors of apples as for fall foliage, and Josh Karp and Maria Schumann bring us some of the best heirloom apples from their 100 year old Cate Hill Orchard. The first available are tart Duchess apples and the soft, sweet Peach apple, perfect for making sauces. Steven has included them at Blunch in the spiced brioche French toast served with hot buttered rum apples. Served raw and crisp, Duchess apples are found in the beet and spinach salad to add some sweetness and crunch against the creamy tang of blue cheese, dressed with walnuts and maple balsamic vinaigrette. They also accompany the duck leg confit in a warm salad of apples, cabbage and green beans. With blackberries and apples, Steven creates a compote served with the chicken liver mousse. We'll also be featuring apples in many forms at the bar, like our apple cidertini.

Around the Galaxy: Get ready for another World Premiere! Galaxy will welcome Archer Mayor on September 28th, publication day for Archer's 20th Joe Gunter novel, Red Herring. Come celebrate and help Archer kick off his tour in style, Tuesday, September 28th at 7PM!

Music Notes: Hardwick's own Jeanne Segretto Miller and Josh Gould, aka The Butterbeans return for their second performance on Thursday, September 23 at 7:30. Don't miss this opportunity to support Hardwick's music scene featuring Jeanne on fiddle and vocals and Josh on guitar, banjo, mandolin and vocals.

Local Events: Highfields Center for Composting will host a Livestock Mortality Composting Workshop on Thursday, September 23 from 10-12:30. The workshop is for farmers and agricultural professionals interested in learning how to compost routine livestock mortalities. The workshop is free and will be held at the Center's Demonstration and Research Site.

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 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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