Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Rue-Full Baguette

Local Food: Wandering the streets of Paris on a cold day one November, Steven found what would become his all time favorite street food, made by a neighborhood baker... a cheese covered baguette with thick chunks of pork belly called lardons. Back home, he discovered that the Filone bread from Charlie Emers of Patchwork Farm and Bakery makes the perfect variation, with its hint of rye flour. To bring out the creamy cheese, Steven tops the halved loaf with Coomersdale, a semi-hard cheese similar to young pecorino, from Bonnieview Farm in Craftsbury, with a creamy bechamel sauce and a bit of nutmeg for the right melting silkiness. Caramelized red onions and apples are baked into the cheese with bacon from Pete's Greens to add crunch and smoke, and sunflower sprouts accompany the plate. So if you find yourself wandering Main Street in Hardwick, stop in for a journey that takes you near and far, best with a pint of Hill Farmstead Brewery Citra or a glass of Vermont's Cayuga white.

Around the Galaxy: On Tuesday evening from 6:30-8:00, Galaxy hosts a Local Author Celebration. Come meet seven different authors representing a variety of genres. And mark your calendars now for a cookbook signing and recipe tasting at Galaxy on December 4th.

Music Notes: Dan Haley returns this Thursday at 7:30 for a solo performance as Dan Haley is Mister Casual. Check out his Indie/Rock/Pop originals and covers and support local music.

Local Events: The Sari Fashion Show and Indian Dinner is this Saturday, November 20 at 6:00 at Hazen High School. Proceeds benefit Child Haven International. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under and are available at the Buffalo Mountain Coop, Gagnon's and Hazen.

The Full Moon Festival is this Sunday, November 21. There will be events throughout the day at Stardust Books and Cafe and The Art House in Craftsbury including a silent auction, music, gallery opening and a full moon feast. All proceeds benefit The Common Place.

Holiday Hours: We will be closed Thursday, November 25 for Thanksgiving and December 24 and 25. Our annual closing will be January 2 for dinner and reopen January 17.

Buy a gift certificate now through the new year and we will donate 10% of sales to NOFA-VT's Farm Share Program.

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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