Monday, March 12, 2012

Local Food: Spring has sprung in our kitchen!  The first trout of the year comes from Mountain Foot Farm in Wheelock, where they have raised trout since the early 1990s. The trout live in tanks in barns to keep the predation to a minimum, and the trout that go to market are two and one half to three years old. The constantly flowing cold spring water keeps the fish from growing quickly, making it higher quality and better tasting.  Another first of the season is sweet and tender spinach from Eastview Farm in East Hardwick.  Steven grills the Brown Trout whole and places it on spinach with a warm dressing of sautéed shallots (also from Eastveiw Farm) and smokey bacon.  A bright and spicy horseradish and beet sauce, using Rabbi's Roots horseradish, is the final touch to a dish of spring firsts.

In celebration of  St. Patrick's Day, Steven brings corned beef and cabbage back to the menu on Friday, starting with a honey, maple syrup, and beer brine for the corned beef.

At the Bar: We're celebrating St. Patrick's Day at the bar as well, with draft and cocktail specials.  And remember our Sunday and Monday drink specials. Sunday, March 18th we offer a $2.50 pint of Rock Art, a $4 glass of Boyden Valley Big Barn Red or Seyval Blanc. Try our new Mapletini, with Dunc's Mill Maple Rum and Eden Ice Cider.

Around the Galaxy: The Galaxy Bookshop welcomes Tovar Cerulli on Tuesday, March 27th at 7PM. Cerulli's debut book, The Mindful Carnivore: A Vegetarian's Hunt for Sustenance chronicles his changing relationship with and understanding of food. The Galaxy will also host a Rural Post Letter Writing Soiree on March 22nd.

Music Notes: Flat Top Trio join us Thursday, March 15 at 7:00. Enjoy their Bluegrass and Americana sounds and support local music! 

Local Art: Join us Monday, March 26 for the artist reception for Janet Wormser of Cabot. Her work focuses on creating "an immediacy, a presence on canvas that feels like a natural wholeness."

Local Events:
The Cabot Maple Fest is this Saturday, March 17 from 9-3 at the Cabot School on Route 215 in Cabot Village.  Enjoy the All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast from 9-11, music by Cold Country Bluegrass, Goat Ropers Irish Music, Mono Malo swamp blues funk and much more, including sugar on snow!  Contact 563-3147 or jeanniejcabot@yahoo.com for more information.


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.
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1 comment:

Good Food said...

Nice post.

Local foods the best in their own way of quality.The food should enhance immunity in our body as well as promote digestion process. The food available locally also might bring the natural functions in your body to normal.