Looking for a special Valentine’s Day gift of local food? Author and beekeeper Marina Marchese of Red Bee Honey in Weston will be a guest at the Westport Indoor Farmers’ Market on Thursday, February 10 to conduct a tasting of her single nectar source honeys including buckwheat, pumpkin blossom and Tulip Poplar. If you’ve tasted wines under the guidance of an expert, you know how enlightening it is to taste them side by side to compare and contrast aromas, flavors, and colors. Honey tastings are conducted the same way and will give you a new appreciation for how nuanced and unique each single nectar source honey is.
For the book lovers on your list, pick up a signed copy of Marina’s book, “Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper”. Carol Herman, the Books Editor at The Washington Times, named Marchese’s HONEYBEE one of the “Books We Loved” in 2009. Marina’s transition from art director to beekeeper is also being told via a Yahoo Second Act video filled with beautifully filmed footage of her apiary and gardens.
Red Bee Honey is listed in the most recent edition of Patricia Brook’s “Food Lovers’ Guide to Connecticut”, a best of the best foodie guide to Connecticut.
Red Bee Honeys can also be purchased at: Fairfield Cheese Company (Fairfield), Catch a Healthy Habit Café (Fairfield), Aux Delices (Greenwich/Darien), Plum Pure Foods (Old Greenwich), Mirabelle Cheese Shop (Westport), Practically Green (Ridgefield), Jones Family Winery (Shelton), Artisan Foods (Southbury), Tarry Market (Port Chester) and McLaughlin Vineyard (Sandy Hook).
Restaurants using Red Bee Honey include LeFarm (Westport), Scoozi (New Haven), Winvian Luxury Resort (Litchfield), Billy Grants (East Haven), and The Unquowa School (Fairfield).
Red Bee Honey Apiary & Gardens
77 Lyons Plain Road
Weston, CT 06883-3034
Call Toll Free: 1.866.530.3022
Other Upcoming Events
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Saturday, February 12, 2011 from 1:00pm till 4:00pm
Valentine’s Day Honey Tasting and Open House at Red Bee Apiary with beekeeper and honey sommelier Marina Marchese
Honey Tasting from 1-1:30pm
Open House from 1- 4:00 pm
If you’ve never tasted single nectar source honeys side-by-side to compare and contrast them, this is your chance to do so with the beekeeper herself, Marina Marchese. Once you’ve picked your favorites, choose from a wide assortment of beautifully packaged individual bottles of honey or boxed gift sets including the Honey Tasting Party in a Box from Red Bee. Choose from the four or five jar limited harvest honey sets.
Sunday, February 13, 2011 from 12:00pm till 4:00pm
Valentine’s Day Honey Tasting at Mario Batali’s Tarry Market
Beekeeper and honey sommelier Marina Marchese will be signing copies of her book HONEYBEE
Tarry Market 175 N. Main Street Port Chester, NY