Seats are still available for Hill-Stead Museum’s fifth annual Dinner on the Hill Farm-to-Table Benefit Event on Sunday, September 15, 2013, 4:30 p.m. This event, which takes place on the grounds of Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road, Farmington, CT, is held rain or shine. RSVP date is September 2.
Dinner on the Hill, which showcases local farmers and honors Hill-Stead Museum’s agricultural history, gathers fellow art, food, and farmers’ market enthusiasts to Hill-Stead’s West Lawn at dusk, where two 72-foot tables are festively decorated with colorful harvest bouquets placed among an assortment of fresh breads. As cocktails and hors d’oeuvres are passed, guests can mingle to the funky music of Gigglejuice performed live from the museum’s Mount Vernon-style veranda.
A savory, multi-course feast prepared by local chef Russell Pryzbek of Russell’s Creative Global Cuisine is served al fresco as the sun sets. The menu’s fresh, seasonal ingredients are provided by Connecticut farms, including many participants in Hill-Stead’s Farmers Market. The delicious and one-of-a-kind menu for this popular event will be announced soon – check hillstead.org for details!
Tickets to Dinner on the Hill are $150 per person (a portion of which is tax-deductible). Proceeds from the event benefit Hill-Stead’s Farmers Market and its companion education and community programs. Seating is limited. For additional information, contact Becky Trutter at 860.677.4787 ext 132 or email@example.com. Tickets may be purchased online at www.hillstead.org.
A Strategic Initiative Grant from the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism in 2009 allowed Hill-Stead to start a new Farmers Market on the museum’s historic property. Hosting the Farmers Market on the estate, which was designed and run as a fully operational dairy farm and orchard from 1901-1946, supports the museum’s goal of preserving and interpreting the farm complex and contributing to the preservation of Connecticut’s agricultural past in a visible and interactive way. The Market runs every Sunday 11 am – 2 pm through October 20.