Monday, November 1, 2010

Ruby Reds

Special Note: We will be closed for a private event Saturday, November 6, returning to regular service for "blunch" on Sunday. Thank you for your understanding.

Local News: Larry Hamel's restoration of the Hardwick Inn brings light and warmth to downtown Hardwick during the first snow of the season.

Local Food: Vermont Cranberry Company in East Fairfield grows some of the best tartly sweet ruby fruit. With duck just available from Applecheek Farm in Hyde Park, Steven has crafted a plate featuring sauteed breast to capture the rich texture and crispy skin, paired with a sauce composed from cranberries, apples, and plums, a mixture that balances the sweet and tart aspects of each to complement the luscious duck. Steven also brought back a fall favorite, his upside cake starring cranberries and blueberries. Cranberries also arrived at the bar, in our Claire's Cosmo and Cranberry Margarita.

Around the Galaxy: The third annual Read-a Thon starts Friday at 5PM at The Galaxy Bookshop. Last year avid readers raised over $1500 to benefit Hardwick Head Start and Early Head Start. The deadline for registering was last Friday, but if you've missed that and are still interested in participating, please call Sandy at 472-5533 before November 4.

Music Notes: Rustbucket Brothers return this Thursday, November 4 at 7:30. Support local music and get down with their "rootsy Americana rock and country with a helping of Green Mountain soul."

Local Events: The First Friday Artist Talk at the Art House this month features Jennifer Ranz of Greensboro. She will show examples of her work and speak about her thirty years both painting and working with clay.

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, Sundays from 5-8. 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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