A Special Evening Indeed

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What seemed like a threatening storm provided us with an exciting and fun evening,

On August 15th we celebrated.  We celebrated the summer, we celebrated the harvest, we celebrated friends and family and we even celebrated the thunderstorm that rolled through.

Amiel Stanek and Lauren Schaeffer cooked an amazing gourmet meal for the 35 of us.  We savored the appetizers of farm eggs, lamb ham and fresh tomato crostini.  After the startling, sudden down pour of rain we found some tents to shelter us and enjoyed fresh basil and lambs quarters pesto, garden lettuces and Hungry Ghost bread.  For the main course we were wowed by the cryptically named “weekend polenta” which featured Wingate Farm chicken, carrots, peppers and other garden gems.  After many glasses of wine and many laughs all around the table we ended the night with peaches and minted cream and cookies topped with black currant jam.  A true delight!

Thank you to all who came up for the weekend and braved the storm.  We will see you for the next dinner in September!

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Amiel plating the fresh egg with lamb ham appetizer.
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A beautiful table arrangement by Alexis and the one of a kind menu designed by Sarah.
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Lauren and Amiel prepping the fresh tomato crostini
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Lauren working on the fire-finished chickens
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Shelter from the storm
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Good company at the banquet table

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