Monday, June 13, 2011

The Trout is Smokin' on Father's Day

Local Food: What better way to honor your hard working dad than joining us in celebrating all the hard working father farmers and artisans in and around Hardwick? Start your Father's Day at Blunch or relax over dinner with trout raised by Curtis Sjolander, his wife Joan, and their three children just over Stannard Mountain at Mountain Foot Farm. Steven smokes the trout in house with applewood chips pruned from Champlain Orchards. To balance the smoky flavor of the fish, Steven composes a salad that combines aptly named Flashy Trout lettuce from Eastview Farm with bright and peppery arugula and delicate golden endive. The refreshing crunch of cucumbers and a bite of heat from radishes are complemented by pink rhubarb brought to us by Leslie White and already pickled in house. The salad is topped with ramp and cucumber crème fraîche for a cool finish.

On Father's Day, our famous hearty Blunch is available from 11 am until 2 pm, and stop by anytime between 5 and 8 for dinner.

At the Bar: Remember our drink specials every Sunday and Monday. For Father's Day, our specials are a $3 pint from Hill Farmstead Brewery, a $5 glass of Boyden Valley Big Barn Red or their Seyval Blanc from Cambridge, VT. Our popular Bayley Hazen Bluetini, features Green Mountain Organic Gin, handcrafted in Vermont, and imported cured olives stuffed with Bayley Hazen blue cheese from the dads at Jasper Hill, specially priced at $5.

Around the Galaxy: On Tuesday at 7 Galaxy welcomes back Barre author Jennifer McMahon. She will read from her latest novel Don't Breathe A Word.

Music Notes: Bluegrass trio Freddy & The Weeds join us Thursday, June 16 at 7:30. Their non-traditional jams mixed with old favorites are not to be missed!

Local Events: Graduation is upon us. Congratulations to all our local achievers, their parents, and in particular, our own Zach and Paige!

Reminders: We are open daily after 2:30 for coffee and espresso drinks, 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 use cash or a check- credit card companies charge us a fee that really adds up.

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