On Sunday, June 3rd, guests will join the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut to applaud, celebrate, and support its past accomplishments, present endeavors, and future plans at an artisanal experience designed to satisfy just about every sense.
Celebrating the art of food, simply and elegantly, "Food is Art: Nurturing the Creative Soul" will mark an inaugural year of Pairings, this year pairing a festive meal with music selected by the chef and served up in an appropriate setting. Executive Chef, Calin Sauvron of Bethel's Note Kitchen & Bar will oversee a dinner, accompanied by her complementary playlist, on the beautiful and creative grounds of the historic New Milford home of Skitch Henderson, the popular Pops conductor and director of the Tonight Show's NBC Orchestra.
Hunt Hill Farm will serve as the backdrop for a joining of cuisine, music, conversation, and creative context and will, for a moment, nurture the soul, energize the body, and provide food for thought.
Wine, beer, and cocktails will be served at a 4:00pm reception, with a five-course dinner to follow at 5:00pm. BYOB is accepted. The menu includes:
-Fried Artichokes with Spicy Remoulade, Chicken Meatballs, Crab & Rice Croquettes, Molasses Pulled Pork Sliders
-Muffuletta Salad (Salami, Olives, Roasted Peppers, Giardiniera, Red Onions, Provolone, Mixed Greens, Red Wine Vinaigrette)
-Vegetarian Gumbo (Zucchini, Peppers, Mushrooms, Okra, Jasmine Rice)
-Stewed Chicken & Grits (Slow Braised Chicken, Peppers, Onions, Okra, Zucchini. Cheddar Grits)
-Banana Foster Bread Pudding
Live music will be provided by The Beatniks New Orleans Duo, known for their unique musical styles, audience interaction and energy, traits they share with Skitch. Attire is smart casual.
Tickets are $100 per person. Seating is limited and can be reserved here by Sunday, May 28th.