Monday, May 28, 2012

Farm to Bar!

Local Libations: As we head towards summer, herbs and other produce head toward our bar.  Basil from Hazendale Farm, when muddled with lime juice and a splash of Sumptuous Syrups Lemon 3 Basil, adds sweetness to our Lemontini, with either vodka or gin from Caledonia Spirits.  Rhubarb from our neighbor Leslie White adds a tart kick to our Rhubarb Basil Martini with vodka from Green Mountain Distillers. Cilantro from Pete's is perfect in our margarita with a salty rim.  And of course we have mint, bringing joy to mojito lovers. Joining the wonderul maple and elderflower rums from Dunc's Mill, this summer we also have rum from Smuggler's Notch Distillery.  Look for these herbacious cocktails and others at the bar soon!

At the Bar: Remember our Sunday and Monday drink specials. Sunday, June 3rd we offer a $2.50 pint of Wolaver's, a $4 glass of Boyden Valley Big Barn Red or Seyval Blanc. The Elderberry Fizz, with Caledonia Spirits Barr Hill Gin and Elderberry Cordial and ginger beer, is offered for $5.

Around the Galaxy: On Thursday, June 14th, join Bethany Dunbar for the world premier of Kingdom's Bounty. The book showcases the best of our region's locally produced and prepared foods - which you can enjoy at Claire's before the event. Beginning at 5:15 join Bethany and several producers featured in the book at Claire's for dinner. The event is not ticketed but reservations are required. Call Galaxy at 472-5533 for details and to reserve your spot! The book event begins at Galaxy at 7.

Music Notes: Tritium Well bring us their radioactive roots, rock and reggae on Thursday, May 31 at 7:00.  Check out this quintet and support local music!

Local Art: Join us on Monday, June 11th for an artist reception with Elizabeth Nelson. Stop by to admire her Symbolic Landscapes show now at Claire's, and see more of her art online.

Local Events: The new Vermont Philharmonic is coming to town with music director Lou Kosma, featuring works by Wagner, Mozart and Berlioz. The performance is Saturday, June 2nd at 7:30 at the Hardwick Town House. Tickets are $15/ $12 Seniors/ $5 Students.

Our next dance party, The June Bug, is Friday, June 8 from 10-2 with DJ DMD making his debut! Bring your dancing shoes and ID.  $5 suggested music donation. Designated drivers who pledge to be alcohol free for the night get free non-alcoholic drinks and a $10 gift card!

Reminders: We will be open Wednesdays starting July 4th for the summer!
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 until July 4th.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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