Monday, April 2, 2012

Fond a fondue

Local Food:  Fondue gives us the perfect way to celebrate the wonders of Vermont cheese.  Steven creates a version of the classic Swiss dish that melts together Mossend Blue cheese from Bonnieview Farm with bright and creamy Moses Sleeper from Jasper Hill Farm. Sharp Grafton cheddar and smooth and mild goat cheese from Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery round out the fondue, along with a splash of Boyden Valley Seyval Blanc.  Crunchy apple slices from Champlain Orchards, Matzoh from Patchwork Farm and Bakery and croutons from Elmore Mountain Bread are the perfect dipping tools for the warm and creamy fondue.  Heather Stearns of Muddy Creek Pottery in Wolcott created these new fondue dishes just for us!  We are thrilled to be able to showcase her beautiful work!

We will be open for Easter Blunch from 11-2 and dinner from 5-8.  Call now to make your reservation!

At the Bar: Remember our Sunday and Monday drink specials. Sunday, April 8th we offer a $2.50 pint of Rock Art Whitetail Ale, a $4 glass of Boyden Valley Seyval Blanc or Big Barn Red.  The Ginger Lemon Fizz, with Green Mountain Organic Vodka, is offered for $5.

Around the Galaxy:  Peter Behrens returns to Galaxy on Tuesday, April 10th in celebration of his second novel, The O'Briens. This family saga spans the first half of the Canadian twentieth century, and moves from logging camps in Quebec to railroad building in British Columbia. Peter Behrens was recently profiled in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, and interviewed by Jacki Lyden on NPR. Click here for links to these and other articles about Peter Behrens. Also, come to the bookstore on Saturday morning, April 7th to meet local musician Corey Ryder. Corey will be signing his CD and singing some songs from 10:30 to noon. Details here

Music Notes: Get your helping of Green Mountain soul with The Rustbucket Brothers on Thursday, April 5 at 7:00. Support local music and get down with their rootsy Americana rock and country.

Local Events: Do you love local, artisan, Vermont cheese?  A research project at the University of Vermont is seeking participants who frequently purchase Vermont artisan cheese and who are at least eighteen years old.  Participants will be asked to take part in a focus group lasting 75-90 minutes to discuss their cheese consumption habits and preferences.  A brief cheese tasting will take place, and participants will be offered a $30 gift certificate to a local food market.  The focus group will take place at the Vermont Food Venture Center on Monday, April 9th at 5:30. For more information, contact Jake Lahne at

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 use cash or a check - credit card companies charge us a fee that really adds up. Thanks to many of you we have been able to significantly reduce those fees.
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