Monday, September 19, 2011

Steven and the Technicolor Dream Bowl

Local Food: Despite the ubiquity of its pale cousin, cauliflower in truth is never afraid of color. And neither is Steven. This week, he embraces purple, gold, and a green that dazzles with its spikey, spiral form, along with the more humble white. They are all varieties of cauliflower, including the daring green Romanesco, from Pete's, dished up by Steven in a traditional gratin. The cauliflower soaks up a creamy sauce of Grafton cheddar, Sweet Rowen milk from West Glover, and citrusy Hill Farmstead Brewery Double Citra. Ham adds a smokey taste and a different texture (we can hold the ham if you'd like). The bowl is topped with an herbacious blend of breadcrumbs, and then put under the broiler to crisp up and brown. The end result is a creamy, crunchy, comforting gratin.

At the Bar: Remember our Sunday and Monday drink specials. This Sunday, September 25 we offer a $2.50 pint of Otter Creek Oktoberfest, a $4 glass of Shelburne Vineyard Whimsey Meadow Rosé or East Shore Vineyard Traminette. The Watermelon Agua Fresca is offered for $5, made with watermelon from Pete's and tequila.

Music Notes: Laslo Cameo join us Thursday, September 22 at 7:30, playing their unique blend of world cultures. Our neighbors Leslie Campos and Randy Bulpin, with their shared desire to play groove-oriented and roots based material are sure to put on a show that is not to be missed!

Around the Galaxy: This Tuesday, September 20th, Beth Kanell will discuss her newest book for teens, The Secret Room. The book is a Vermont adventure set in a fictionalized version of North Danville. Come to the Galaxy to meet Beth and hear her read beginning at 7PM. And start getting some extra sleep now - the 4th Annual Read-a-Thon to benefit Hardwick Head Start begins on September 30th. Stop by Galaxy, look here or call 472-5533 for details.

Local Events: The Buffalo Mountain Co-op's Fifth Annual Harvest Celebration and Clothing Swap is this Friday, September 23 from 3-6 at the Hardwick Farmer's Market. Your second chance to swap is Saturday morning from 9-11. Clothing can be dropped off at Atkins Field after 1:00 on Friday, or on the porch at 144 W Church St. on Thursday evening or Friday morning.

On Saturday, September 24, Moving Planet, a coalition of businesses, non-profits, colleges, universities and individuals concerned about global warming will gather on the statehouse lawn in Montpelier for the largest climate action event ever held in Vermont. Buses will depart from Hazen Union School promptly at 1:00.

Mark your calendars for October 6, NOFA-VT's upcoming Share the Harvest annual event that benefits their Farm Share program. The Farm Share program is a great way that limited-income Vermonters can afford to purchase CSA shares of fresh produce from their local farmers. Dine with us on the 6th and help us donate a portion of our sales to the program.

The Hangman Frame Shop and Gallery will host an exhibit of watercolors by Greensboro artist Wayne Lind from September 24- October 31. A reception will be held Saturday, September 24 from 2-4. For more information, call 525-4405.

Reminders: 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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