Parallel Post is proud to announce the second event of their 3rd annual three-part culinary dining series, Farm-To-Trumbull, on Sunday, August 9 from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Gilbertie’s Herb Garden located in Easton, Conn. Inspired by the season, the event was designed to provide a farm-themed experience led by James Beard-nominated chef Dean James Max, Executive Chef Chris Molyneux, and Chef de Cuisine Erik Waybright.
As part of this year’s series, Parallel Post is thrilled to continue their partnership with authors Tracey Medeiros and Christy Colasurdo, who will be available for a meet and greet and book signing, to honor their recently released national cookbook,The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook. Featuring Parallel Post and a recipe by Chef Dean James Max, The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook is much more than a regional cookbook packed with 150 recipes from the area’s top chefs and local farmers.
For $110 per person (including tax and gratuity), this large-scale reception-style backdrop will feature various bars offering cocktails sponsored by locally-renowned Fishers Island Lemonade; brews by DuVig Brewing Company; and wine pairings and signature craft cocktails presented by resident mixologist Greg Genias aka “Bootleg Greg.” Attendees can sample from numerous chef stations serving various small bites and dinner entrees ripe with the region’s finest local seasonal ingredients; enjoy an all-you-can-indulge dessert bar; and take home a personally autographed copy of The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook. Parallel Post will also utilize locally sourced ingredients – seafood from Norm Bloom & Son in Norwalk, Conn.; meats from Ox Hollow Farm in Roxbury, Conn.; and greens from Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens in Westport, Conn. For couples seeking an exclusive dinner package including the dinner and one personally autographed copy of the cookbook, the ticket will be priced $200 per couple (including tax and gratuity).
The menus for the series - much like Parallel Post’s weekly-changing restaurant menu – focus on localism, following the philosophy that natural and sustainable products and responsible farming are the key components in ingredient selection. The menu will be inspired by the farms’ fresh offerings of the day and as such, patrons will be invited to embrace their adventurous sides.
Tickets to Farm-to-Trumbull dinners are available for advance purchase at $110 per person or $200 per couple. To RSVP for the August 9 reception-style dinner, please e-mail our partner Fairfield U Bookstore at FairfieldUBookstoreEvents@gmail.com or call Nancy Quinn at Fairfield U Bookstore at203.255.7756 ext. 501.